45-70 GOVT.

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
    $64.95
    $3.25/ppr

    88 In Stock

    Bullet type
    TSX
    Muzzle Energy
    2469
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    1925
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    300 Grain
    Ballistic Data Available
  2. 20rds - 45-70 Buffalo Bore Magnum 350gr. Jacketed Flat Nose Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Buffalo Bore Magnum 350gr. Jacketed Flat Nose Ammo
    $74.95
    $3.75/ppr

    16 In Stock

    Bullet type
    JFP
    Muzzle Energy
    3575
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    2145
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    350 Grain
  3. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Mag. Buffalo Bore 300gr. JHP-FN Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Mag. Buffalo Bore 300gr. JHP-FN Ammo
    $74.95
    $3.75/ppr

    19 In Stock

    Bullet type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Muzzle Energy
    3694
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    2355
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    300 Grain
  4. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Federal Fusion 300gr. SP Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Federal Fusion 300gr. SP Ammo
    $58.95
    $2.95/ppr

    51 In Stock

    Bullet type
    Fusion
    Muzzle Energy
    2280
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    1850
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    300 Grain
  5. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Federal Power-Shok 300gr. Soft Point Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Federal Power-Shok 300gr. Soft Point Ammo
    $49.95
    $2.5/ppr

    71 In Stock

    Bullet type
    Soft-Point (SP)
    Muzzle Energy
    2280
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    1850
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    300 Grain
  6. 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 325gr. FTX Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 325gr. FTX Ammo
    $49.95
    $2.5/ppr

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    108 In Stock

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    Bullet type
    Flex Tip (FTX)
    Muzzle Energy
    3032
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    2050
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    325 Grain
    Ballistic Data Available
  7. 20rds – 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 250gr. MonoFlex Ammo 20rds – 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 250gr. MonoFlex Ammo
    $49.95
    $2.5/ppr

    173 In Stock

    Bullet type
    Flex Tip (FTX)
    Muzzle Energy
    2276
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    2025
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    250 Grain
    Ballistic Data Available
  8. 200rds – 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 325gr. FTX Ammo 200rds – 45-70 Govt. Hornady LEVERevolution 325gr. FTX Ammo
    $474.95
    $2.37/ppr

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review

    28 In Stock

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review

    Bullet type
    Flex Tip (FTX)
    Muzzle Energy
    3032
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    2050
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    325 Grain
    Ballistic Data Available
  9. 20rds - 45-70 Govt Remington High Performance Rifle 300gr. SJHP Ammo 20rds - 45-70 Govt Remington High Performance Rifle 300gr. SJHP Ammo
    $51.95
    $2.6/ppr

    14 In Stock

    Bullet type
    Semi-Jacketed Hollow-Point (SJHP)
    Muzzle Energy
    2182
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    1810
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    300 Grain
  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
    $49.95
    $2.5/ppr

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Reviews

    39 In Stock

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Reviews

    Bullet type
    Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Muzzle Energy
    2355
    Casing Type
    Brass
    Muzzle Velocity
    1880
    Primer Type
    Boxer
    Bullet Weight
    300 Grain

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