Back to the "sweet spot".
If a pin is hit on the center of mass, even with a dinky cartridge, it's going off the table. The .32 S&W Long to which I referred shoots a 90 grain WC at about 900 fps and every pin I ever hit in a zone slightly smaller than a pack of cigarettes went off the table. Same is true with .38 Special WC.
More powerful cartridges may have a slightly larger zone, but no amount of power is going to make up for bad shooting.