Sorry if this has been kicked around a lot, just in my searches just did not find exactly what I was looking for. Want to get others thoughts on things
I've been discussing this with a coworker,,,,,,guns in question
45/70 pushing a 405 hardcast to 1850FPS
375 H&H 270 to around 2700FPS
Range under 150 yards
Basically wondering which one is going to kill better, ie., inflict the maximum amount of damage to vital organs,,,,,, this is what we have debated so far. Or have agreed on,,,
"45/70 is going to penetrate more than the 375 in body tissue, and most likely be less affected by bone"
"375 with impart more "shock" thus creating a larger impacted wound "channel" than the 45/70
We have argued over more than this but this is what we keep coming back to, what we think the biggest pro is for each. Is it better to hit (as for the animal lets just talk big bears, something you want down as quickly as possible, ) to have the diameter and weight behind you, or the speed and medium weight behind you?
We own and shoot both rifles, and with draw results still not out, it makes a guy wonder about what rifle we would want in our hands if drawn, and something to ponder over winter