While the effective range of the . 45-70 on individual targets was limited to about 1,000 yards (915 m) with either load, the heavier bullet produced lethal injuries at 3,500 yards (3,200 m).
How far is a 45 70 effective?
The . 45-70 Govt is very effective out to around 150 yards with minimal bullet drop, but it’s capable of great accuracy and longer range shooting as well. Using modern, smokeless powder, most of the ammunition manufacturers currently produce a wide variety of loads of varying power for the . 45-70.
How far can a 45 70 kill a deer?
45-70 at ranges past 200 yards. Fortunately, this cartridge excels at short ranges where the heavy, slow-moving bullets deliver the bone-crushing power and deep penetration necessary for hunting large, tough animals such as moose and grizzly bear.
How much does a 45 70 drop at 200 yards?
45-70 Ballistics Chart:
Is a 45 70 Too big for deer?
45-70 is too much gun for deer, then any modern blackpowder rifle of . 45 caliber or over would have to be considered “too much”.
How bad is 45-70 recoil?
45-70 recoil, even with a 520 grain bullet, is not a big deal if you shoot standing up. It’s slow, so it just pushes you back. Hardly even noticeable, believe it or not. Shoot the same load from the bench, and you can get a bruised shoulder, depending on where you brace it against your shoulder.
Will a 45-70 kill a grizzly?
45-70 for deer hunting in thick conditions and it’s also quite effective on black bear, feral hogs, moose, and grizzly bears.
What distance should I zero my 45-70?
100 yards is a good zero range for a 45-70. That gives you a point blank range (i.e., +/- 5″) from zero to about 150 yards with a 405 grain bullet.
Who makes the best 45-70 lever action rifle?
Best 45-70 Rifles On The Market
- Henry Lever Action 45-70 Brass Receiver. Check on Brownells. …
- Marlin 1895 Lever Action Rifle. 45-70 Government. …
- 1873 Springfield Trapdoor 45-70 Government. Check on Cabelas. …
- Uberti 1885 High Wall 45-70. Check on Uberti. …
- Davide Pedersoli 1874 Sharps. Check on Cabelas. …
- Pedersoli Kodiak.
Will a 45-70 kill an elephant?
45-70 can kill an Elephant but it is not necessarily an “Elephant rifle”. However, if you dare attempt to debate them they often resort to name calling.
Will 45-70 penetrate body armor?
The 45-70 didn’t penetrate the kevlar. However, the kevlar around the bullet penetrated the railroad tie a couple of inches. I don’t think anyone wearing that vest would have been interested in anything but the nearest hospital, at most.
What is the best barrel length for 45-70?
The 45-70 is at its best a 100 to 150 yard round. Quite a big bullet drop from 100 to 200 yards as previously mentioned.
Why is 45-70 ammo so expensive?
high fixed costs associated with setting up a manufacturing line for . 45-70, but low demand. they have to spread that fixed cost over a relatively small number of boxes of ammo.
Why is 45 70 so popular?
45-70 remains to be popular because it was wrapped in the Marlin 1895. If guys wanted big game leverguns over the last several decades (minus a few oddballs like BLR’s or Marlin Express cartridges), the cartridge choices have been few – effectively the . 30-30 and the . 45-70.
Is the 45 70 obsolete?
Well, first, the 45-70 is not an obsolete cartridge. “obsolete” means “no longer in general use” or “no longer produced or practiced”. Since many of us still use the 45-70 (such as me), it is not obsolete. They are still manufactured, still in very common use, and still effective.
What is the difference between 45 70 and 45 70 government?
The 45-70 and the 45-70 Govt are the same cartridge no difference at all. Any time you come up with a question you just ask away, that is the whole purpose in this board.