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  • #150638
    Bob B
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    While I have no intention or interest in shooting Sasquatch, I wonder what the minimum caliber and load one would need to kill an attacking Sasquatch?

    What would be the preferred weapon and caliber for ‘just in case’?

    #150639
    Gumshoguy
    Moderator

    I don’t have answer for that but it seems like those who admit to killing one do so with a variety of weapons and I’m talking about from the real west cowboys to present day.

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    I do have an idea what type weapons people have reportedly used, not necessarily kill but defend themselves or others, if you’re interested.

    #150640
    Bob B
    Participant

    I chose an AR-10, 16” bbl, collapsible stock. Seems bizarre to go to such lengths, but my view is that sightings and encounters are on the uptick; whether due to habitat encroachment due to accessibility that never previously presented itself, or, their numbers (for whatever reason) are definitely increasing.

    I have my theories on their genesis, but hold onto no illusions that they don’t exist. What explains the many reports of “Predator” type cloakings, knowledge about what is and is not a weapon, orbs and alleged UFO sightings in conjunction with Sasquatch.

    Whatever their reality, better to be prepared for what goes bump in the woods than wish you were when you aren’t.

    #150641
    Bob B
    Participant

    And one more thought, if one were “searching for Bigfoot, the likely best tool would be a thermal imager, as they work in all weather conditions, day or night. I don’t believe Sasquatch could effectively “cloak” their heat signatures for such a device.

    #150689
    wayne S
    Participant

    L.A.W. rocket.

    #150704
    Thomas W
    Participant

    Here’s a little tidbit…..Grizzly bears have low blood pressure, so even with one or more fatal wounds, it still takes a while for the bear to bleed out…..allowing the bear plenty of time to slice and dice you. A sasquatch most likely is not alone….so even if you were successful in putting down the first one the rest of the troop is going turn you into silly putty. Rethink the problem……situational awareness and not going alone are probably the two key action steps whether it is a grizzly or a sasquatch. Grizzlies maul/kill 2-3 people a year here in MT…almost always a solo bow hunter or two years a park employee who had the misfortune to run into a bear on his mountain bike. So asking about the caliber is not really the best question. Regarding caliber, shot placement is probably more important, Wes says to aim for the base of the throat in the sternal notch….makes sense to me.

    #150707
    m99
    Moderator

    Shoot? Only in the mouth, eye (soft tissue), or the throat, I think’s been recommended. We should Never shoot unless an absolute necessity. Why? Because as it’s been discussed, they are not alone out there, and these things take down bears. I don’t remember the episode, but recall the guy who made it to his truck, threw his rifle in the back, started the engine and ‘lo and behold’ another booger was at the window screaming in his face! The man grabbed a stashed pistol, shot the Sasquatch in the mouth as it was screaming at him, then had a minute (figure of speech) to escape, while seeing one try to get in his truck, and one flanking it. Ew.

    #150767
    Andre U
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    I’d go with a .460 Weatherby Magnum. “…hand loaders can push the cartridge to generate as much as 15,000 foot-pounds (20,000 J) of energy in a modern bolt action, by using a 1,000 gr (65 g) bullet fired at 2,600 ft/s (792 m/s).” ‘….460 will launch a 500-grain (32 g) bullet at a chronographed velocity of 2,700 ft/s (820 m/s) from a 26-inch (660 mm) barrel, measuring 8,100 ft⋅lbf (11,000 J) of muzzle energy.”

    #150792
    Gumshoguy
    Moderator

    The question was what would it take?

    I believe you can see that in all cases where gunfire occurred involving Sasquatches the answer hinged on whatever they had at their disposal in that moment of need. This hardly represents all reports of gunfire instead; it only represents those reports where the weapon of choice was mentioned.
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    #150832
    Jon W
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    i believe that it would take a solid bullet made for a thick hide. Hollow point and soft pointed billets loose too much energy too quickly in an animal of this size. It would take something that would not expand until it has passed through tough, thick hide and very dense, thick muscles then start to mushroom to cause maximum damage to organs and vessels deep inside. Look up the Barnes TSX solid copper bullet. Popular for Cape Buffalo Rhino etc.

    #150837
    Carson H
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    Solid brass projectile at least .35 caliber at least moving 2300fps unpo impact. Lehigh defense makes some good rounds. I’d feel confident with a .458 socom and their extreme penetrator round.

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