This is our all-purpose 45/70 hunting load. This load is capable of cleanly taking deer, elk, and moose-sized game. The Speer soft point is proven to expand uniformly while providing more than adequate penetration on all but the largest brown bears. The cartridge overall length is < 2.545″ so they run smoothly through all lever guns.
Recoil with this 400 grain jacketed bullet falls between our trapdoor safe loads and our High Power load. It can be described as a moderate push- compared to the more abrupt recoil felt when driving a lighter bullet significantly faster.
1,610 FPS (18″)
400 grain Soft Point Flat Nose Speer
New Starline Brass
Hodgdon (smokeless) Powder
45/70 Government (modern and strong actions only)
Like all of our 45/70 loads- accuracy is impressive and reliability is unmatched.
Note: This load will not chamber freely in Henry single shot rifles due to relationship between throat length and bullet profile.