17 minutes | Aug 7th 2019

29: The Legendary .45-70 Government

Today I’ll be discussing a cartridge that, while extremely popular in certain circles, does not get a lot of mainstream attention these days: .45-70 Government. So, while the .45-70 is as American as apple pie and other cartridges like the .30-30 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield, and the .45 Colt, only a relatively small percentage of dedicated hunters and shooters use it these days.

That’s really too bad because the .45-70 has a very interesting history and remains a very capable big game hunting cartridge. Today, we're going to discuss why this is the case.

Show notes: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/podcast/45-70government/

Related blog post: https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/the-45-70-government-html/

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