It’s exactly true, and I have tested that on my own..... any and every bullet will deflect a lot with even one thin branch..... even so, my shorter range hammer that I use in timber for Elk or Whitetail, or hogs, is a .338 Win. Mag. If I have to shoot through brush, I don’t shoot, and neither should anyone else.Years ago I read a magazine article that totally backed your post up.
A "Brush Gun" for survival and a "Brush Gun" for hunting mean two different answers. Also what has just happened that I am in a survival situation.If you had only one firearm to take into the woods to hunt with, what would it be? For a long time, mines would have been a 3030 lever gun. Lately, I favor a single shot 12 gauge because of the versatility of it. You can load the shot for whatever you come across. Although it might limit your range. Modify choke of course. What would be your choice whether survival or only hunting firearm?