45/70 Government 300gr.
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.
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