I have been monitoring some posts on another forum concerning the use of high poer rounds for close in shooting on thin skinned game such as deer and black bear. I did not put in my 2 cents on this forum but I am really struggeling with what other guys are experienceing. The Debate on the other forum was over the comparison of say a 44mag versus a 30-06 at 25yards on a deer/black bear. My opinion would be that the 44mag would provide better results than the 30-06 at this range on thin skinned game. The wider, hevier bullets will make a much larger wound channel than the heviest 30-06 round. Dosent this make sence under these circumstances ? After all at this range the bullet from both rounds will cleanly go thru and exit the deer or small black bear. If this is the case, then the 44 would deliver a more devestating result. No matter what we do, a 30 caliber round maxed out at 180gr, can never provide better results than a 300 grain expanding hunting round. Any thoughts on this aspect ?