Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vulcan, Michigan
I think the title of the video should have been "Best paper plate round", not "Best bear round". Interesting, but doesn't tell us anything except their performance on paper plates. Flesh, blood, and bone are very different than paper so the results may not be relevant to any of the rounds' performance on game.
I'm guessing the .500 out penetrated the .45/70 because it had a lower velocity. The .45/70 was apparently one of the "hot" loadings. Wish he had given the MV of both rounds. I am skeptical that the 12 gauge Brenneke would perform that poorly on a brown or grizzly because so many people who live in big bear country choose a 12 gauge with slugs as their bear protection gun.