Frequent question: Will a gun scare a mountain lion?

Will a gun scare off a mountain lion?

A handgun is your best bet when defending against a large animal like a mountain lion. That way, you won’t have to worry about getting a rifle up into your shoulder to take out an animal that can sprint upwards of 50 miles per hour.

What gun will kill a mountain lion?

A 30-30 is great… slow caliber and makes for an easy shot that will likely make them dead before they hit the ground. I have seen quite a few of shots flubbed on lions (bow and pistol) and it has formed my thinking on this.

Will a 9mm take down a mountain lion?

If it works on bi-pedal aggressors it will work on a lion. 9mm will work, but there are rounds I like better. . 357 Magnum is my preferred caliber when I’m in cat country, as it gives a little more oomph if you have to deal with an attacking lion. Lions are thin skinned and easy to kill.

Will a 22lr kill a mountain lion?

Drgong Member. While offically there are no Catamounts (yet another name for a mountain lion) in NC, I have seen there tracks, and if one wants to make you its dinner, you want to get it down, NOW. .22 might kill it, but it will have enough time to kill you too.

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Can a human kill a lion with bare hands?

A human can kill a lion same as a bicycle can outrun a car. He was attacked from behind by the juvenile lion but killed it in ‘self-defense’ with his bare hands.

Can a 40 kill a mountain lion?

40 is definitely able to punch through heavy materials with enough weight to have the momentum for penetration. I agree the 10mm would be the better choice, and an even more powerful round in a revolver would be even better, but for it’s size and capabilities the G23 is a decent choice in a semi.

Can a 40 cal kill a mountain lion?

They shoot treed Mt Lion with anything from a . 22/. 22 mag and up here in Utah. Your 40 is fine.

Will a 223 kill a mountain lion?

223 will pile up a cat on a dead run if it is after you but it will kill it. Mountain Lions are pretty thin skinned so put the bullet in the right place and you should be fine, but I’d still stick to 55 grain soft points or heavier and stay away from the dedicated varmint bullets.

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