The old .45/70 caliber was used as a buffalo bullet of choice well over a century ago. Now see how it performs against milk jugs.
This grand old cartridge brings down bears and moose with a sledge-hammer-type impact today.
How far will a modern .45/70 cartridge go through a line of 18 gallon-jugs of water?
The old .45/70 cartridge was hammering buffalo way back in the 1870s.
In this modern age, with newer ammunition, it has become the close range big game caliber choice for wild places like Alaska. Those big .45 caliber bullets are just enough for that cranky bear bent on eating you.
This .45/70 Shilo Sharps is firing an Oregon Trail LaserCast bullet. The bullet is clocking along at 1500 feet per second and is a heavy 350 grains in weight.
The bullet goes through all 17 milk jugs, but the 18th had a leak.
“I think that’ll go through an elk.”