Originally Posted by RedBowTies88:
I realize this is a bit off topis so please forgive me, but not living in bear country I don't a whole lot about the needs of a cartridge to take one down.
however, I've been under the impression that penetration is of paramount importance in comparison to anything else.
In that case, why aren't rounds like 7.62x25 and other slightly obscure but great penetrators looked at more often?
Other than the smaller cross-section of such rounds, I am guessing that their relative obscurity has a lot to do with it, too.