.45-70 Govt Ammo

.45-70 Govt ammunition is a type of rifle ammunition designed for use in firearms chambered in .45-70 Government caliber. This cartridge was introduced in the late 1800s as a powerful black powder cartridge that could be used in single-shot rifles.


The .45-70 Govt cartridge is a rimmed, centerfire cartridge that measures 11.6x53mm in size. It features a large, heavy bullet that typically weighs around 300 to 500 grains, making it a powerful and effective big game hunting cartridge. The standard bullet weight for .45-70 Govt ammunition is 405 grains.

The bullet design for .45-70 Govt ammunition typically features a lead core surrounded by a copper or brass jacket. The bullet may be a soft point, full metal jacket (FMJ), or solid, depending on the intended use. Soft point bullets are typically used for hunting, as they provide greater expansion upon impact.

.45-70 Govt ammunition is loaded with a consistent powder charge and primer, ensuring reliable performance and consistent accuracy. The cartridges are typically brass-cased and boxer-primed, which makes them easy to reload.

Overall, .45-70 Govt ammunition is a powerful, highly effective ammunition that offers excellent accuracy and stopping power for big game hunting. Its large, heavy bullet and high energy transfer make it an ideal choice for hunting large game, while its consistent performance and reliability make it a popular choice among hunters and shooters alike.

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Sale!Hornady Leverevolution .45-70 Govt 325 Grain Flex Tip

Hornady Leverevolution .45-70 Govt 325 Grain Flex Tip – 20 Rounds (Box) [NO TAX outside Texas]

Original price was: $42.95.Current price is: $40.95.

$2.04 / per round

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Sale!HSM BEAR LOAD 45-70 GOV'T +P 430 GRAIN

HSM .45-70 Gov’t +P Bear Load 430 Grain RNFP – 20 Rounds (Box) [NO TAX outside Texas]

Original price was: $54.95.Current price is: $49.95.

$2.49 / per round

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