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How to Build the Ultimate Brown Bear Rifle

The rifle was magnificently ugly. So ugly, in fact, that it was beautiful. Here’s how to (and why you should) build your own.

In Defense of Life or Property: Do Bears Warrant a Warning Shot?

A lifetime in the backcountry of the Last Frontier has provided the author with some front-row views to what it takes to stand your ground against a bear that may or may not be bent on harm.

8 Best Charge-Stopping Bear Cartridges

Over the decades, several cartridges have proved themselves as worthy against charging bears in North America. Here’s a look at the best bear defense cartridges ever made.

Sleeping-Bag Sidearm: Ruger Super Blackhawk

Staying overnight in bear country? You need a sidearm that's reliable, accurate and readily available. Here's why contributor Max Prasac opted for the Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 Magnum.

Bear Defense From the Professionals

Venturing into bear country to hunt, camp or work has its risks. Our man went to the Alaska experts to learn the knowledge and skills that'll keep you alive when bears may charge.

Shoot Bear Where?

Stopping a bear charge requires quick action and good aim.

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