Which bullets can penetrate brush?

The Box O’ Truth has tested various cartridges to see what penetrates brush the best. As I hunter I found this is a *very* interesting read as it has been something I have wondered about many times.Picture 6-1

Sometimes a deer will be behind a brush and only allow a narrow area for a hunter to place a bullet through. Even then, that bullet may hit a branch. Some old deer hunters used to say, “Those high velocity spitzers will be deflected by branches, but not my old .45-70. It’s a brush-buster!”

More here.

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Steve Johnson

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  • Sam Suggs

    those dowels represent some seriouse brush however its not neccarily the cartriges fualt as the twist rate of a barrel influences its ability to penatate