45-70 GOVT. Ammo

The 45-70 round is well into its second century of existence with a history dating back to its introduction by the U.S. Army's Springfield Armory in 1873 as the Springfield Model 1873. Its full technical name is the .45-70-405: the ".45" is the bullet diameter (11.6 mm), the "70" is the weight in grains of the black powder, and the "405" is the weight of the lead bullet (another offering included a .45-70-500 as well). During the last decades of the 19th century, the .45-70 held great sway as one of America's important big game rounds.

The popularity of the .45-70 Govt. declined as the 20th century dawned so you won't find as much commercially produced ammo for sale as you once would have. Winchester stopped production of .45-70 chambered rifles in 1935. Interest was revived in 1972 when Marlin begin production of its "new" Model 1895 lever action gun chambered in .45-70 caliber; the round has seen a modest increase in use, especially in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand. The large diameter bullet punches a big hole in whatever it hits; however, slower velocities and longer distances may not always produce the necessary hydrostatic shock for clean, quick kills. Although some advocate the .45-70 Govt. ammo for use on dangerous game, its successful use may critically (read "life and death" important) depend on the skill of the shooter's cool-headedness in dangerous situation!

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  1. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Barnes 300gr. TSX FN Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Barnes 300gr. TSX FN Ammo
    $48.95
    $2.45/ppr

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  2. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Black Hills 405gr. Flat Point Lead Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Black Hills 405gr. Flat Point Lead Ammo
    $33.95
    $1.70/ppr

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  3. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Federal Fusion 300gr. SP Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Federal Fusion 300gr. SP Ammo
    $41.95
    $2.10/ppr

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  4. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Federal Power-Shok 300gr. Soft Point Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Federal Power-Shok 300gr. Soft Point Ammo
    $39.95
    $2.00/ppr

    29 In Stock

  5. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 325gr. FTX Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 325gr. FTX Ammo

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    $31.95
    $1.60/ppr
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    137 In Stock

  6. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 250gr. Monoflex Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 250gr. Monoflex Ammo
    $35.95
    $1.80/ppr

    3 In Stock

  7. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Remington 405gr. Core-Lokt Soft Point Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Remington 405gr. Core-Lokt Soft Point Ammo
    $42.95
    $2.15/ppr

    40 In Stock

  8. 20rds - 45-70 Govt Remington High Performance Rifle 300gr. SJHP Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt Remington High Performance Rifle 300gr. SJHP Ammo
    $39.00
    $1.95/ppr

    8 In Stock

  9. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Winchester Supreme 300gr. Ballistic Silvertip Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Winchester Supreme 300gr. Ballistic Silvertip Ammo

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    $32.95
    $1.65/ppr

    35 In Stock

  10. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Winchester 300gr. Super-X Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Winchester 300gr. Super-X Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo

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    $35.95
    $1.80/ppr

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  11. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Winchester Supreme Elite 375gr. DJHP Bonded Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Winchester Supreme Elite 375gr. DJHP Bonded Ammo
    $37.95
    $1.90/ppr

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