This year hunter777 and I are going to be hunting bears in three different states together, and I really want to buy a handgun as a back-up (or if enough time) a primary to my 30.06.
He made the suggestion that I should get a 44mag but ask some of you guys about what you would recommend. I really wanted to get the 454, but the price jump from a 44mag to a 454 is about.... (more than I would like). My dad has a SW44mag 6 inch barrel, and I really like it but would prefer an 8 inch barrel.
All in all I'm unsure of what I should get, and would like to here from some of my fellow experienced hunters to see what they recommend.