45-70 Government by Winchester 45-70 Govt, 300gr, Super-X Jacketed Hollow Point, (Per 20) [Winchester Ammo]

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45-70 government

The Winchester line of Super-X Centerfire Rifle ammunition continues to be the best you can buy, and it is still made in the USA. The Jacketed Hollow Point has a weight rearward design to enhance bullet accuracy.

Caliber:45-70 Government
Bullet Weight: 300 Grains
Bullet Type: Jacketed Hollow Point
Game Selector Guide:Deer and Medium Game.
CPX Guide Number:2 (light, thin-skinned game)

Test Barrel Length:24

Velocity (Feet Per Second):
– Muzzle:1880
– 100yds:1650
– 200yds:1425
– 300yds:1235
– 400yds:1105
– 500yds:1010

Energy (Foot Pounds):
– Muzzle:2355
– 100yds:1815
– 200yds:1355
– 300yds:1015
– 400yds:810
– 500yds:680

Trajectory, Short Range:
– 50yds:0
– 100yds:-2.4
– 150yds:-8.2
– 200yds:-17.6
– 250yds:-31.4
– 300yds:-51.5

Trajectory, Long Range:
– 100yds:0
– 150yds:-4.6
– 200yds:-12.8
– 250yds:-25.4
– 300yds:-44.3
– 400yds:-95.5

what you need to know about 45-70 Government

Most hunters in North America are probably familiar with the .45-70 Government. However, while the .45-70 Govt was beloved by hunters during the 1800s, popularity of the cartridge has dropped off in recent years. A loyal segment of hunters and shooters still use the cartridge, but many others are skeptical of the capabilities of the venerable .45-70, especially when compared to more modern cartridge options.

Indeed, the .45-70 Government was one of the very first centerfire rifle cartridges ever invented and was originally designed to use black powder. Though modern loadings using smokeless powder have certainly improved the performance of the cartridge, the ballistics of the .45-70 on paper simply can’t compete with many newer options like the .444 Marlin, the .450 Marlin, and the .458 Win Mag.

So, while the .45-70 is about as American as apple pie, the .30-30 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield, and the .45 Colt, only a relatively small percentage of dedicated hunters and shooters still use it these days. This is for a variety of reasons, but there are more than a few hunters out there who are skeptical of the capabilities of the cartridge when they see its somewhat anemic looking ballistics on paper.

In this article, I’m going to do a detailed analysis of the .45-70 Government in an effort to cut through some of the myths and misunderstandings out there regarding the capabilities of the .45-70 Govt so you can make an informed decision regarding whether or not you should hunt with one.

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