Is there any calibre that is a real "brush buster"? I don't think the calibre is as important as the style of firearm. The lever action is as good as it gets for thick, tight areas. I find myself using a 3" 12 ga. slug in a 22" rifled barrel Rem. 870. I like this setup because it anchors a deer up close and you don't have to guess where it went.
I agree that type of action is better than style of bullet for busting brush. My son and I use a 30-30 Marlin 336C and 30-06 autoloader for heavy dense cover. Bolt action comes into play for more open territory.
How many of you out there keep a journal of your hunting trips or outings? I started to about 20 years ago and then moved them from a journal to a story that I will send out to my friends so that they can enjoy the time as well. I'll aslo put into the journal the scouting trips that go along with the hunts of limited or once in a lifetime hunts.
I have found that if you buy a small notebook that fits into your shirt pocket and take it with you when you head out is the...