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45-70 Ammo For Sale in Stock And Ready To Ship

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.45-70 Ammo

The  45-70 Ammo which is known as the 45-70 government,  was developed at the U.S. Army’s Springfield Armory for use in the Springfield Model 1873, which is known to collectors as the “Trapdoor Springfield.” The new cartridge was a replacement for the stop-gap .50-70 Government cartridge. The minimum acceptable accuracy of the .45-70 government from the 1873 Springfield was approximately 4 inches (100 mm) at 100 yards (91 m), however, the heavy, slow-moving bullet had a “rainbow” trajectory, the bullet dropping multiple yards (meters) at ranges greater than a few hundred yards (meters).

45-70 Government

.45-70 was the .50-70-450 cartridge, adopted in 1866 and used until 1873 in a variety of rifles, This round was created to meet a demand for a specific firearm or a specific specification set by military customers. In modern times 45-70 Ammunition is mostly known to be lever active rifle round, much like the .35 Remington cartridge. It’s a large bore round that most people now associate with hunting.

45-70 Ammo Specification

The Classification of the time was based on three properties of the cartridge:

  • .45: nominal diameter of bullet, measured in decimal inches, i.e., 0.458 inches (11.63 mm);
  • 70: weight of black powder, measured in grains, i.e., 70 grains (4.56 g);
  • 405: weight of lead bullet, measured in grains, i.e., 405 grains (26.38 g).
45/70 Ammo Specification
Case type Rimmed, straight
Bullet diameter .458 in (11.6 mm)
Neck diameter .480 in (12.2 mm)
Base diameter .505 in (12.8 mm)
Rim diameter .608 in (15.4 mm)
Rim thickness .070 in (1.8 mm)
Case length 2.105 in (53.5 mm)
Overall length 2.550 in (64.8 mm)
Rifling twist 1-20″
Primer type Large rifle
Maximum pressure (SAAMI) 28,000 psi (190 MPa)


.45-70 Ballistics

Typical 45-70 Ammunition ballistics with modern factory ammo are a 300gr bullet at 2,350fps (3,678 ft-lbs), a 325gr bullet at 2,050fps (3,032 ft-lbs), and a 405gr bullet at 1,330fps (1,591 ft-lbs).

Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
300 gr (Trapdoor) lead PB 1,597 ft/s (487 m/s) 1,699 ft⋅lbf (2,304 J)
405 gr (Trapdoor) lead FN 1,394 ft/s (425 m/s) 1,748 ft⋅lbf (2,370 J)
300 gr (Standard) JHP 2,069 ft/s (631 m/s) 2,852 ft⋅lbf (3,867 J)
300 gr (Strong) JHP 2,275 ft/s (693 m/s) 3,449 ft⋅lbf (4,676 J)


What you should know when purchasing the 45-70 Ammo is its effective range is said to be between 150-200 yards but the actual shooting range is probably closer to 400-500 yards but bullet drop and effectiveness are greatly reduced, So if you are in search of the 45-70 ammo for sale,45-70 for sale,45-70 government for sale got you covered.