Just wondering what your oppinion of a properly loaded 45-70 is as for bear defenace like the custom marlins with special hards cast loads. Will it do the job? Will it penitrate 100% on an average heart/lung shot (veriables understund)? What about hunting with a Ruger singl shot and its extra velocity?
This is just for grins & giggles and from some real experences. I have a buddy thats done a lot of hunting with both but not for brown bears.