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Why the .45-70 Belongs in the Cartridge Hall of Fame

.45/70 cartridge

The .45-70 cartridge is an old favorite for a reason.

From bison to bears, this hard-hitter has been downing game since the 1800s.

Larry Potterfield of MidwayUSA salutes the great .45-70 cartridge in this educational video.

Developed for the U.S. Springfield Model 1873, the .45-70 Government Cartridge has been around a very long time.

It may just be more popular now than ever before. When it comes to knockdown power for hunting large game, the .45/70 has a proven track record. Modern loads have turned what was already a hard-hitter into a lead sledgehammer.

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Why the .45-70 Belongs in the Cartridge Hall of Fame