45/70 Government 300gr. Hornady JHP (High Power)

(24 customer reviews)

$23.99

This very potent 45/70 load offers power and accuracy.  2,100 FPS is achieved with the mere 18.5″ of the venerable Marlin Guide Guns.  Recoil is a push- a very hard, heavy, push. Inadequate eye relief WILL result in a scope cut.  This load is in safe in strong actions, including modern lever action rifles and single shots.  This round offers you the ability to take full advantage of your modern rifle’s performance potential.  It is NOT safe in the following:

-Original Trapdoor Springfields—see our Trapdoor load Other 45/70 options available here.
-Modern Trapdoor replicas
-Original Sharps 1874
-Any rolling block
-Other (old) 45/70 rifles

20 Rounds
New Starline Brass

Range (yds) Velocity (fps) Energy (ft-lbs) Trajectory (in)
                         –         2,100         2,938             (1.5)
                        50         1,905         2,418              0.5
                      100         1,724         1,979                –
                      150         1,556         1,612             (3.4)
                      200         1,404         1,312           (10.4)
                      250         1,271         1,076           (21.8)
                      300         1,162            899           (38.6)


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Description

45-70 Government 300 grain. Hornady Jacketed Hollow Point

  • Hornady’s 300 grain AMP Bullet (Advanced Manufacturing Process)
  • New Starline Brass
  • Premium Powder
  • 2,100 FPS (18.5″)
  • 20 Rounds

Additional information

Weight 1.625 lbs
Dimensions 3.30 × 6.00 × 1.5 in

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  1. Danny

    5 out of 5 Great fun

    Danny (verified owner)

    These things are amazing. They let off a big fireball out of my marlin.

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  2. maniac742

    5 out of 5 The same as before, only better.

    maniac742 (verified owner)

    Steinel has changed the load on these since the last time I bought them, but it’s all for the better. Accuracy is still great, only now they don’t rattle my teeth out of my skull when I fire them. It’s still a stout recoil, but it’s more of a push than a snap, so you don’t have to worry about the front of the gun rising up and throwing the scope into your face. This is definitely my preferred shop for 45-70. Now I just need RNJesus to bless me with the hunting lottery.

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  3. Danny K.

    5 out of 5 Excellent ammo

    Danny K.

    Excellent ammo and very accurate I will definitely order more when I need them

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    Chris

    5 out of 5 WOW 

    Chris

    Great round. I was able to cloverleaf 3 shot groups at 100 yards with my 1895xlr. It has noticeably more pop than the lever revolution rounds. Only down side, and the reason for 4 stars, was the brass. There was a noticeable bulge towards the top of the case after firing. I cant wait for deer season to really test the round.

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    Unknown

    5 out of 5

    Unknown

    Shoots amazing out of my JM 1895 Marlin. Accuracy at 100yrds blew my mind.

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  6. wvrktguy

    5 out of 5

    wvrktguy

    Shoots amazing out of my JM 1895 Marlin. Accuracy at 100yrds blew my mind.

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  7. Unknown

    5 out of 5 GREAT STUFF

    Unknown

    I have tried every 45-70 that has been made out there for my WWG Alaska 45-70 Takedown rifle, and my Marlin with a Burris eliminated 111 scope. I found Steinel Ammo (XCaliber) on line and order 1 box each of there 45-70, the best ammo I have found is there 45-70 low recoil for the rifles I have @ 200-300yds it performs and groups fantastic With price on there ammo no need to reload your own

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  8. Michael

    5 out of 5 Marlin SBL

    Michael

    These rounds were the most accurate of the three different kinds I was shooting. They are however pretty hot, something to note when using a lighter rifle. I would definitely recommend and purchase again in the future. Thank you!

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  9. Unknown

    5 out of 5 The best Ammo

    Unknown

    Just got back my WWG 45-70 take down tried a lot of ammo in this rifle the best is the 300gr high power made by [Steinel Ammunition] FANTASTIC loads

    As long as this is ammo is available there is no reason to switch lol

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  10. Unknown

    5 out of 5

    Unknown

    Just got back my WWG 45-70 take down tried a lot of ammo in this rifle the best is the 300gr high power made by Steinel Ammo (XCaliber) FANTASTIC loads.

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  11. Michael

    5 out of 5 Marlin SBL

    Michael

    These rounds were the most accurate of the three different kinds I was shooting. They are however pretty hot, something to note when using a lighter rifle. I would definitely recommend and purchase again in the future. Thank you!

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  12. Alex

    5 out of 5 JUST PLAIN WOW 

    Alex

    So i took these out to my favorite BLM spot deep in the woods of Colorado. Set up targets and got out my Caldwell Crono. Ran these against Hornady LEVERevoution 325 gr FTX. my numbers on 5 shots:

LEVERevoution : AVG FPS: 1943.7, FT-LBS: 2725, Momentum 90, Taylor KO: 41 

Xcaliber 300gr JHP: AVG FPS: 2238.8, FT-LBS: 3338, Momentum 95, Taylor KO: 43

Gun used: Marlin SBL 45-70 Guide Gun, 18. 5 inches. 
The difference between the two as far as energy, momentum etc:

I paid $35 a box of 20 for LEVERevoution at Sportsman’s Warehouse. What is that $1.75 per round, what are Xcaliber’s comming in at for price???


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  13. Private

    5 out of 5 Your Ammo worked great right out of the box

    Private

    I shot this ammo out of a Henry 45/70 right out of the box and was rolling cans at 40 yards with no problem I am very happy with your ammo decently priced I will buy again when I need more

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  14. Kiran

    5 out of 5 EXCELLENT AMMUNITION 

    Kiran

    It’d probably shoot a 1″ or less if I did, but given that I’m still fairly new and shaky at my 45/70, 1.5″ will have to do. That being said, it shoots much straighter and more consistent than Hornady LeverEvolutions, which used to be my go-to load. Costs less too. I’ll let you know how it turns out when elk season rolls around.

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  15. Unknown

    5 out of 5

    Unknown

    Fantastic ammunition, very consistent. I would highly recommended this ammunition to anyone.

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  16. Unknown

    5 out of 5

    Unknown

    Super fast shipping, ammo performed better than expected, I will most definitely be ordering more from you guys.

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  17. Unknown

    5 out of 5

    Unknown

    Super fast shipping, ammo performed better than expected, I will most definitely be ordering more from you guys.

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  18. Unknown

    5 out of 5

    Unknown

    I had just purchased my new Marlin 45-70 and was looking for some ammo to try it out. I heard about [Steinel Ammunition Co.] on a forum and decided to give your 300gr hot loads a try. As you can see they were great.

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  19. Steven Clark

    5 out of 5 GREAT QUALITY AMMUNITION 

    Steven Clark

    I was very pleased with the product arrived within bout 4 days after ordering and in excellent condition. Accuracy was awesome I put 3 inside a quarter at 100 yards. Now their pretty warm far as recoil goes kinda surprised me a little bit so I would keep a tight grip on the rifle when firing cause it will ring your shoulder. I will be ordering from Xcaliber again this fall.

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  20. Joe P.

    5 out of 5 DEADLY AT BOTH ENDS. 

    Joe P.

    These loads are very accurate, and powerful enough to take down any animal in North America. I did get a touch of PTSD from the recoil, but it’s a little gun and a big bullet, so it is what it is. I would not hesitate buying more or recommending to a friend.


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  21. Rob W.

    5 out of 5 POWER ACCURATE 

    Rob W.

    Powerful accurate good price/value

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  22. Mark W.

    5 out of 5 GREAT VALUE, FULL POWER 

    Mark W.

    Finally some fairly high pressure rounds that don’t break the bank to shoot, I love to shoot my big bore but @2.50-3 00/ round for typical hot rounds it looses it’s lustre. With this loading I can enjoy a whole box of big bore thunder with out eating ramen for the rest of the week. This70 jhp ammo shoots clean and consistent out of my CVA scout v2. Not quite as accurate as some hot hendershots custom silvertip, but still within 1.5-2″@ 100yds, so pretty dang good. Recoil is the same possibly a touch stouter as the hotter but coated silvertip bullets.

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  23. David B. 

    5 out of 5 GOOD QUALITY AMMO 


    David B. 

    Very high quality ammo, will be buying again. Shoots great out of my Henry All Weather 45-70.


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  24. Russel P.

    5 out of 5 Great Ammo AT A GREAT PRICE 


    Russel P.

    After buying my marlin, found these online for a great price. Took 5 shots to get sighted in., one shot to take it’s first deer…very impressed with the grouping and consistency of this ammo…Highly recommend!!

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  25. Joshua H. 

    5 out of 5 BEST BARGAIN 

    Joshua H. 

    Fit, finish and function in my Marlin 1895 GBL are all 5 stars. I have much confidence in this round as it penetrated 12″ of lumber during my initial testing.. I get a lot of repeatable shots but not as easy to shoot as a BR varmint caliber. Search the internet for a better value. You won’t find one.

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    • Dave

      The deer I hit with this ammo did not like it. In fact she just laid down an died. Impressive stuff.

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