45-70 Ammo

.45-70 ammunition is a former military cartridge developed by the US Army and used in the "Trapdoor" Springfield Model 1873. Effective against man-sized targets out to 300 yards, the .45-70 was a powerful cartridge for its time and was used in both rifles and Gatling guns.

.45-70 cartridges fire heavy 300 or 400 grain bullets at muzle velocities in the 1,500 to 2,000 feet per second range. This gives them excellent close-range performance but significant drop-off at a distance. As a result, modern use of this caliber typically involves hunting in areas with dense vegetation; in these environments, the .45-70 can be used against everything from deer and hogs to bears.

Despite its length, the .45-70 has also been used in revolvers such as the Magnum Research BFR. Shooters of these "hand cannons" must be steady-handed and strong of wrist!

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  1. Hornady LeveRevolution 45-70 Government 325 Grain FTX - 20 Rounds

    $49.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 325 Grain
    Bullet Type Flex-Tip-Technology (FTX)
    Use Type hunting big game, hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45-70 Government
    Manufacturer SKU 82747
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255827477
    Cost Per Round $2.49 per round

    The 45-70 Government is a massive round with incredible power, capable of taking down even animals on the African Safari, depending on the specs. Gaining publicity through use in Jurassic World to take down dinosaurs, the 45-70 Government is just the round for you. Developed in 1873 by the United States government, this round was used for years in the American military and for over a century for hunting and range use, proving itself to all.

    Since the end of World War Two, Hornady has been dedicated to providing some of the best ammunition America has to offer and has more than succeeded, producing some of the most effective rounds on the market for all types of shooting uses. These Hornady LeveRevolution, 325 grain, FTX, brass cased, boxer primed rounds fire at 2050 feet per second with incredible power and hit with phenomenal expansion and penetration, making your next deer hunting trip a breeze.

  2. Federal Power-Shok 45-70 Government 300 Grain SP – 20 Rounds

    $49.85

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    Manufacturer Federal
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 300 Grain
    Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP)
    Use Type hunting big game, hunting whitetail deer, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45-70 Government
    Manufacturer SKU 4570AS
    Primer Type Boxer
    UPC Barcode 029465091439
    Cost Per Round $2.49 per round

    The 45-70 Government is a fantastic vintage round from 1873, capable of producing incredible results. Developed by the United States Government, this amazing round can bring down some of the biggest game at close range.

    Federal has been around since 1922 and makes some of the best ammunition in the nation. Their American made products are reliable and deliver consistent performance whether you are on the range or in the field.

    These Federal Power-Shok, 300 grain, soft point, brass cased, boxer primed rounds fire at 1850 feet per second and hit with massive energy and offer controlled expansion. The Power-Shok line is designed to deliver the terminal performance required for successful hunting application without a huge price tag..

  3. Hornady 45-70 Gov 250 Grain MonoFlex Polymer Tip - 20 Rounds

    $49.85

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    Manufacturer Hornady
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Type Flex-Tip-Technology (FTX)
    Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer, plinking at the range
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45-70 Government
    Manufacturer SKU 82741
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 090255827415
    Cost Per Round $2.49 per round

    If you want a powerful cartridge that you can use in you lever-action rifle, order this 20-round box from Hornady. You’ll have .45-70 Government cartridges that are consistent and reliable, delivering smooth feeding and accurate shot placement to your shooting sports. Thanks to an innovative Flex Tip bullet and LEVERevolution design, these cartridges maintain superior feeding with excellent ballistics.

    When these cartridges are fired, the 250-grain bullet comes out of the muzzle with a velocity of 2,025 feet per second and a hammering energy of 2,276 foot pounds. Even when the bullet reaches 300 yards, it still has a speed of 1,071 feet per second and 636 foot pounds of energy.

    Hornady is one of the nation’s most popular ammo manufacturers. Since 1949, this innovative company has been creating world-class bullets for American gun-owners. Although they started with big-game hunting bullets, they now make whole cartridges for a wide range of purposes.

  4. Winchester Super-X 45-70 Government 300 Grain JHP – 20 Rounds

    $49.85

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    Manufacturer Winchester
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 300 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type hunting big game, hunting whitetail deer
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45-70 Government
    Manufacturer SKU X4570H
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 020892201149
    Cost Per Round $2.49 per round

    Load up your favorite rifle with these .45-70 Government rounds from Winchester and you'll be all set for all the elk, black bear, and similarly sized game that you can handle. Winchester's ammunition is supported by over 150 years of experience during which they have created some of the most influential calibers and firearm actions on the planet. Their Super-X line aims to provide hunters with ammunition that is as effective as it is affordable. Each of these rounds is crafted using a reloadable brass casing fitted with a non-corrosive Boxer primer and filled with Winchester's own special blend of propellant.

    The load is crowned with a massive 300-grain projectile with an exposed lead tip which bears a precisely cut hollow cavity; this construction allows for incredible expansion during entry which is expertly retarded by a strong copper jacket and a toothed cannelure at the bullet's crimp point. The sum of these features is a round that will punch straight through thick breastplates and shoulder bones while retaining weight, mushrooming outward, and delivering game-dropping energy to vital areas in order to drop game animals without undue suffering. The cannelure also serves to keep the bullets in place under recoil for the preservation of accuracy.

  5. Buffalo Bore 45-70 Government Magnum 300 Grain JHP – 20 Rounds

    $74.85

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    Manufacturer Buffalo Bore
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 300 Grain
    Bullet Type Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP)
    Use Type hunting big game, hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer, really big game hunting
    Casing Type Brass
    Quantity 20
    Ammo Caliber 45-70 Government
    Manufacturer SKU 8E
    Primer Type Boxer
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode 651815008059
    Cost Per Round $3.74 per round
    Are you looking for the most powerful 45-70 Government hunting ammunition that you can lay your hands on? Then your friends at Buffalo Bore are going to blow you away with this 45-70 MAGNUM ammo. Each round has the external dimensions it needs to function correctly in a 45-70 rifle; its chamber pressure is just far more powerful than standard!

    This round’s 2,355 fps muzzle velocity was recorded using a Marlin 1895 with a 22” barrel. That makes its muzzle energy tremendous, and its downrange striking energy capable of overpowering even a ferocious grizz. The jacketed hollow point is designed to penetrate to a depth of up to 24”, as well as unleash crippling terminal expansion beginning right after the instant of impact.

    PLEASE READ! It is crucial that you know not to fire this ammo in a Trapdoor, regardless of whether or not it is a modern reproduction. Buffalo Bore only recommends this ammo for the following rifles, and we quote them verbatim: “All Marlin 1895 (1895 Marlins are all model 336 actions, chambered in 45-70) iterations made since 1972, all Browning 1885 and 1886 copies, Rossi Rio Grande, New England Arms Handi Rifle, T/C Encore, ALL falling block actions made of modern steel such as Ruger #1 and #3, Shiloh, Christian and Pedersoli Sharps, Henry Lever Action Rifles, all Winchester 1886 iterations made since 1915, CVA Centerfire Rifles and all Siamese Mauser bolt actions.”

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