So I am watching Mr. Hickok45 on youtube shooting a Marlin Guide Gun in 45-70.
Not that I need one but it is a cool gun.
So anyway it got me thinking, does a 45-70 or a slug really have an advantage poking a hole in a bears skull vs. a 30-06 or any other reasonable high power rifle, as long as you have the proper bullet?
Is the problem that a jacketed bullet isn't close to a real "solid" so the risk is no penetration into the skull?
Do real solids only exist for the African heavies like a .375 H&H and up?
Thanks in advance for your comments.