Handgun Cartridge Detail

Cartridge Specifications for Caliber: .45-70 Gov
.45-70 Government
.45-70 Government
Case Type: Rimless, straight
Introduced: 1873 Made For:Rifle
Cart Len:2.550-in Case Len:2.105-in
Case Dia:0.504-in Bul Dia:0.458-in
Ballistics approximated for:
10-inch revolver barrel
Cartridge Variants:
From:250 gr1607 ft/sec1434 ft-lbs
To:460 gr1309 ft/sec1752 ft-lbs
Cartridge Used in Database
300 gr1492 ft/sec1483 ft-lbs
Rankings for
Cartridge Used in Database
PF: 447584 TKO: 29.285

This cartridge was adopted by the US Army in 1873 along with the single shot 'Trapdoor' Springfield rifle. It continued as the official service cartridge for 19 years. It is still in use today, often for short range deer or bear hunting.