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.45-70 Gov't Rifle Brass
45-70  Gov't Rifle Brass


 
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45-70 Gov't Rifle Brass

  • Headstamps Are Mixed
  • Unprocessed
  • Washed and Polished
  • 100% Brass Casings
  • 100 Casings
Our Price: $40.00

Quantity in Stock:32

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Product Code: SP4570GOV-Q0100
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Designed in 1873 for use in the “Trapdoor” Springfield, the .45-70 (originally known as the .45-70-405) fired a 405 grain, .45 caliber bullet propelled by 70 grains of black powder. This original black powder load pushed a cast lead bullet at a velocity of about 1350 feet per second. With a muzzle energy of about 1600-foot pounds, this cartridge was one of the most powerful loads available at the time and was effectively used by the Army through the Indian Wars in the late 1800s. The Army continued to use this rifle and cartridge in limited numbers through the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Due to excellent the reputation it earned while in use with the Army, the .45-70 quickly became popular among sportsmen in the United States. In response to significant demand for good rifles chambered in the cartridge, the major manufacturers began building rifles specifically for the .45-70. Soon, hunters had access to quality rifles and repeaters such as the Remington Rolling Block and the Remington-Keene. Even when using the relatively simple solid lead bullets available at the time, the .45-70 was an extremely potent load when used on whitetail deer and black bear and still effective on the larger, tougher, and sometimes more dangerous species like moose, grizzly bear, and bison. Using modern, smokeless powder, most of the ammunition manufacturers currently produce a wide variety of loads of varying power for the .45-70 If you have an older rifle you should stick to low pressure loads that mimic the original performance characteristics of the round. However, most modern rifles can handle increased pressures and there are several loads in production that have significantly improved the performance of the original load.

Each box contains 100 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer. It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.





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