Any ideas on what would be the best bullet, best speed,combo for all North America game? What would work well on a deer may not work well on a moose or grizz or visa versa?
To me, the restriction of range is not a factor, and I'll tell you why: if you can't get within 150yds or so of your game, either 1) you're not working hard enough, or 2) you're not thinking hard enough (picking routes, anticipating your target's movements, etc.). Within 150yds, a ~400gr cast bullet from a .45-70, traveling at anything from 1000fps to 2000fps, will take down anything that lives on the continent. It makes a large enough hole (in and, probably, out, as well) that expansion is not a factor. The shock of that much lead, traveling at those speeds, is enough to get the attention of any animal, anywhere. Unlike most African governments now, I think the .45-70 is enough gun for any animal living on our planet.MattPair said:But for one load to do it all, the 45/70 really shines. Only restricition is the range at which you can take game with it.