.45-70 Government

Overview


The .45-70, also known as .45-70 Government or .45-70 Govt. is an extremely powerful cartridge developed in the 1870's. It is primarily used for big game hunting out of lever action rifles or big bore revolvers such as the Magnum Research BFR. Even today it still competes with newer "ultra magnum" cartridges such as .500 Smith & Wesson Magnum, this is mostly due to its large case that can accomodate extremely large and heavy projectiles along with enough powder to sling them at high velocities - this thing is a monster, anything that ends up on the wrong end of it doesn't live to tell the tale.

Stats


Ammunition Type Damage Bullet Velocity (m/s) Barrier Penetration Armor Piercing
SB 405gr Soft Point 64.56 460 32.62 6
TSX 300gr Flat Nose 53.35 587 12.45 6
305gr Xtreme Penetrator 54.6 609 13.2 8
Buffalo Bore 500gr 69.6 495 23.17 8
Grand Slam 500gr Tungsten Core 81.3 495 50.2 90
Dragon 1000gr Tungsten Flat Nose 122.6 195 100.2 180
Grand Slam 600gr Tungsten Core 96.5 420 70.6 104
Garrett Hammerhead 540gr JHP 76.5 470 23.6 6
SBR 100gr Aluminium HP 32 915 1.1 5.37
Lehigh 6X 100gr Multiball 26 x 6 427 1.1 4
SBR 147gr SLAP 32 762 60 130