Due to popular demand, we have brought back our 45/70 Government load that is ideal for deer at < 100 yards. The reason for its name, “The Goldilocks Load,” is that its recoil is JUST RIGHT. Falling between our low-recoil, Trapdoor safe load (1,410 FPS from a 18″ barrel) and our potent, high power load (2,054 FPS from an 18″ barrel) this round outperforms the low-recoil load at longer distances without making your shoulder sore.
Check out our YouTube video comparing our three 45/70 jacketed hollow point loads.
Compared to our high power load, impact velocities between 0 and 70 yards will produce a more controlled bullet expansion with greater weight retention and potentially less meat damage. Velocity from 18″ barrels is 1,830 feet per second.
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Safe in all strong actions including modern lever guns, modern Sharps, High Walls, and single shots.
NOT SAFE IN TRAPDOOR SPRINGFIELD RIFLES
We have Trapdoor loads for this application. Other 45/70 options available here.