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    Cougar Attack Bicyclists!

    This is why I'm packin' heat if riding in secluded places. Young mt lions are deadly.


    KUOW - A cougar attacked them. They fought back for 45 harrowing minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    This is why I'm packin' heat if riding in secluded places. Young mt lions are deadly.


    KUOW - A cougar attacked them. They fought back for 45 harrowing minutes
    That cougar attack happened approximately 50-60 miles east of where I live here in Washington around a month ago. Whenever we go hiking into the wilderness (Granite Falls is near us where we go). I always pack a 357 mg snub nose (2" 6 shot) revolver on my belt when in the wilderness. There have been black bear attacks here in Washington too. Bear Attacks Jogger on Washington Trail Causing Multiple Injuries. Hikers, campers, etc. are foolish not to arm themselves when venturing into an isolated wilderness. I use the HSM Bear Load 357mg 180gr ammo in my revolver when roaming around in Washington's forests. If I was camping or hiking in Grizzle country, AK, MT, WI, I would pack a 44 mg revolver with a Buffalo Bore 44mg 240gr ammo. It just makes sense to pack a high caliber firearm while in an isolated wilderness. Better to have a sidearm for protection just in case you need it so as to avoid serious injury or being eaten alive by a wild predator roaming the woods.

    Besides, Revelation 6:8 says that wild beasts will attack humans as part of the 4th seal judgment. Attack Of The Wild Animals – Grace thru faith We don't have to wait for that day. They are attacking humans today. As a protective measure, I encourage everyone to pack when hiking or camping in the forest. Also, I wouldn't want to leave out to pray for God's protection also. Why not do both? Be prayed up and armed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
    That cougar attack happened approximately 50-60 miles east of where I live here in Washington around a month ago. Whenever we go hiking into the wilderness (Granite Falls is near us where we go). I always pack a 357 mg snub nose (2" 6 shot) revolver on my belt when in the wilderness. There have been black bear attacks here in Washington too. Bear Attacks Jogger on Washington Trail Causing Multiple Injuries. Hikers, campers, etc. are foolish not to arm themselves when venturing into an isolated wilderness. I use the HSM Bear Load 357mg 180gr ammo in my revolver when roaming around in Washington's forests. If I was camping or hiking in Grizzle country, AK, MT, WI, I would pack a 44 mg revolver with a Buffalo Bore 44mg 240gr ammo. It just makes sense to pack a high caliber firearm while in an isolated wilderness. Better to have a sidearm for protection just in case you need it so as to avoid serious injury or being eaten alive by a wild predator roaming the woods.

    Besides, Revelation 6:8 says that wild beasts will attack humans as part of the 4th seal judgment. Attack Of The Wild Animals – Grace thru faith We don't have to wait for that day. They are attacking humans today. As a protective measure, I encourage everyone to pack when hiking or camping in the forest. Also, I wouldn't want to leave out to pray for God's protection also. Why not do both? Be prayed up and armed up.
    Back in my solo backpacking days (30somethings) I never carried. Plenty of blackies but they will run when aways off. My last time out was in the U.P. and gladly carried a friend's Ruger 44mag Carbine. Cool rifle. Had wolves howling around me, saw tracks and even saw a moose being chased by a wolf. When I got home I bought the Marlin Guide Gun in 45-70 and still own it. That's my walkabout firepower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Back in my solo backpacking days (30somethings) I never carried. Plenty of blackies but they will run when aways off. My last time out was in the U.P. and gladly carried a friend's Ruger 44mag Carbine. Cool rifle. Had wolves howling around me, saw tracks and even saw a moose being chased by a wolf. When I got home I bought the Marlin Guide Gun in 45-70 and still own it. That's my walkabout firepower.
    That's my next lever action I want to get. I don't have a 45-70 yet and I was looking at this Henry 45-70 Classic in the video below.
    I can get it at the gun store here in Everett for $919.99. My question for you FireBrand is would you endorse this Henry 45-70?
    It looks nice and I like the length (18.43) and the second loading option.
    I haven't held it yet in person, but I will go check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
    That's my next lever action I want to get. I don't have a 45-70 yet and I was looking at this Henry 45-70 Classic in the video below.
    I can get it at the gun store here in Everett for $919.99. My question for you FireBrand is would you endorse this Henry 45-70?
    It looks nice and I like the length (18.43) and the second loading option.
    I haven't held it yet in person, but I will go check it out.

    Henry makes good guns. The dual loading feature is nifty. The lever and pistol grip type stock will be nice for ergo fit and feel. Nice rifle. The 45/70 is a beast of a round that can be loaded mild to wild. You are never undergunned anywhere on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Henry makes good guns. The dual loading feature is nifty. The lever and pistol grip type stock will be nice for ergo fit and feel. Nice rifle. The 45/70 is a beast of a round that can be loaded mild to wild. You are never undergunned anywhere on the planet.
    Thanks for your positive comment and information. This is a rifle I will be adding to my gun safe.
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    Thanks for your positive comment and information. This is a rifle I will be adding to my gun safe.
    Ammo is pricey and not found widespread apart from internet and big box sporting goods stores. You will find these rifles to be fun to shoot. They hold value well. My Guide Gun is a collectors item these days. My friend that owns a gun store saw my GG and first thing he did was grab it and look for the validation stamp "JM" on the barrel and shot me a 2500$ number saying the first gen Guide Guns will be hitting 3500 by summer. Take good care of your Henry and Lord willing the same values in 20yrs will be similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Ammo is pricey and not found widespread apart from internet and big box sporting goods stores. You will find these rifles to be fun to shoot. They hold value well. My Guide Gun is a collectors item these days. My friend that owns a gun store saw my GG and first thing he did was grab it and look for the validation stamp "JM" on the barrel and shot me a 2500$ number saying the first gen Guide Guns will be hitting 3500 by summer. Take good care of your Henry and Lord willing the same values in 20yrs will be similar.
    I will cherish the Henry. Probably won't hunt much with it. I use a Winchester XPR 22in 30-06, or the Ruger American 22in 308 for deer hunting. Haven't been bear hunting yet. Only seen one black bear before across a river while camping around 11 or 12 years ago. My soon in Idaho wants to go bear hunting sometime. I will take that Henry 45-70 on that trip whenever we go. I would really be excited to bag a black bear with the Henry as the first kill with it. You're Marlin Glide sounds like a beautiful rifle. One you'll probably pass down in the family.
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