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45-70 Magnum - Lever Gun Rifle Ammunition

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45-70 Magnum - Lever Gun Ammo
500 gr. FMJ-FN 
@ 1,625 fps/M.E.2,931 ft lbs
20 Round Box

ITEM 8D

PRESS RELEASE FOR BUFFALO BORE 45-70 MAGNUM-LEVER GUN (ITEMS 8A, 8B, 8C, 8D and 8E)

Our 45-70 ammunition is externally identical to SAAMI spec 45-70 ammo, but internally it generates FAR more power and pressure. So, our 45-70 ammo will fit into ANY 45-70 firearm but is not safe in every 45-70 firearm. 


Its use should be limited to the following firearms:

All Marlin 1895 (1895 Marlins are all model 336 actions, chambered in 45-70) iterations made since 1972, all Browning 1885 and 1886 copies, Rossi Rio Grande, New England Arms Handi Rifle, T/C Encore, ALL falling block actions made of modern steel such as Ruger #1 and #3, Shiloh, Christian and Pedersoli Sharps, Henry Lever Action Rifles, all Winchester 1886 iterations made since 1915, CVA Centerfire Rifles and all Siamese Mauser bolt actions.


Never use this ammo in ANY original or reproduced "Trap Door" action as the design is far too weak.

We use only factory stock firearms in recording published velocities, so you get true, actual field velocities with our ammo -- not exaggerated long laboratory test barrel velocities.
 
Item 8A (430gr. Hard Cast penetrator)

➤   1,920 fps -- Marlin 1895, 22-inch barrel
➤   1,879 fps -- Marlin 1895 Guide Gun, 18.5-inch barrel

Item 8B (405gr. JFN expander)

➤   2,002 fps -- Marlin 1895, 22-inch barrel
➤   1,955 fps -- Marlin 1895 Guide Gun, 18.5-inch barrel

Item 8C (350gr. JFN penetrator)

➤   2,145 fps -- Marlin 1895, 22-inch barrel
➤   2,060 fps -- Marlin 1895 Guide Gun, 18.5-inch barrel

Item 8D (500gr. Barnes Buster FMJ-FN penetrator)

➤   1,628 fps -- Marlin 1895, 22-inch barrel
➤   1,590 fps -- Marlin 1895 Guide Gun, 18.5-inch barrel

Item 8E (300gr JHP expander)

➤   2,355 fps -- Marlin 1895, 22-inch barrel
➤   2,263 fps -- Marlin 1895 Guide Gun, 18.5-inch barrel


Many a Grizzly Bear, Cape Buffalo, Bison and other dangerous game have fallen to our 45-70 loads since we began 45-70 production 1999. Below is an idea of what type of game these loads were designed for.


Item 8A -- for game where 5 to 6 feet of straight line non-expanded penetration is needed.

Item 8B -- the bullet utilized expands to an inch or more in diameter at our velocities and hence penetration is limited to about two feet in flesh and bone. This is the single most effective hog and black bear load ever devised in 45-70. I don't use it on animals weighing more than 800 lbs as it won't give adequate penetration at bad angles for animals larger than 800 lbs. If you'll limit yourself to broadside (double lung) and CNS hits, this load will work on 2,000 lb animals.

Item 8C -- The bullet we utilize in this load is very tough and gives only a small to moderately sized mushroom (about .60 cal) and because of the smallish mushroom, it penetrates very deep -- about 4 feet in muscles and bone and as such is a great bullet for use on dangerous game and on smaller game too as it does expand some. This load is the most versatile of our 45-70 loads.

Item 8D -- This bullet is a solid and won't mushroom and thus will penetrate 5 to 6 feet in muscle and bone.

Item 8E -- the bullet utilized in this load will expand radically and will penetrate only about 18 to 24 inches in muscle and bone and was designed for use on animals weighing no more than 400 lbs. At 2350 fps it is very fast and flat shooting. (For a 45-70)

Item 8D - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities

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Muzzle Velocity @ 1800 fps for Item 8D

 

Muzzle Velocity @ 1700 fps for Item 8D

 

Muzzle Velocity @ 1600 fps for Item 8D

 

Muzzle Velocity @ 1500 fps for Item 8D

 

Muzzle Velocity @ 1400 fps for Item 8D

Field Proven rifle and gun ammo. Maximum firepower ammo. Best ammunition for rifles and guns for sale. Buffalo Bore. Strictly big bore. Strictly Business.

Attention!
You must be 18 or older to order ammunition. Ammunition must ship UPS ground. Due to Department of Transportation regulations, we cannot accept returns on Ammunition. Make sure to use the correct ammunition in your gun. Check local laws before ordering.

beux ashley on 03/18/2014 05:24am
Made a 200 yard shot on a cat squirrel in a large oak tree here in Louisiana. Just blew limb out from under him.force of impact knocked him dead.best ammo for cat squirrels.
Doug on 06/28/2013 10:07am
Love to read the reviews here! I've tried the 405 grain in my Rossi Rio Grande and it has some serious take down power. The recoil was surprising at first, but you get used to it. I plan to carry 500 grain rounds with me in Montana Grizzly country and I hope never to use it, but better safe than sorry.
Sal Delmonte on 04/20/2013 01:17pm
These things are as bad ass as they come , heard there was a bear on a property i hunt and went for a walk with my stainless rossi rio packed with these 500gr. Monsters just so happens it was deer season and a nice little 150 lb 6pt. Whitetail walked out shot it head on center of its chest that deer litterally did a backflip and and blew its asshole out like I stuck a 12 gauge down its throat full of buck shot. BAD ASS ROUND!!!!!!
Paul on 09/22/2011 04:31pm

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3 August 2011 had to kill a grizzly for the first time in my years in Alaska.  Outside of Nome, upriver from Council. The grizzly had raided the fish camp.  Cleaned camp and cut back brush. Moved the fish drying racks next to the cabins, a light was above the rack and let both dogs out.  It came back, ignored the dogs and yelling.  Finally started to move away but then turned. It was not a young bear or an old one but a healthy average grizzly. Walked away by the river finally into the fog but right when it seemed it was going to leave for good it turned.  Shot it three times with a 300 WSM, chest, ribs and hind leg.  It was hard as I had cataract eye surgery on my right eye the week before so had to switch and shoot with my left eye, left handed and left shoulder. But it went fast into into the willow toward the cabins.

 Just before dark so went in with a friend's 45-70 Marlin loaded with your 500 grain bullets.  One shot and the bear flipped over with a second just to be sure. At 20 yards for the first 45-70. The second was closer. I really like that bullet. Bear died 30 yards from the cabins. I had a hunting license and bear season opened 1 Aug so the hide is being tanned.

Thank you for making a bullet even better than you say. It went through 7 feet 8 inches of bear. Sad it happened glad your bullet worked so good.

Paul

PS:  The bear was measured later at 8 feet 8 inches.  Thank you again for making such a powerful round for a handy rifle.  Cannot say enough about watching that bear flip on his back with the shot.  A real relief after he seemed to almost ignore solid hits from the 300 WSM.  Especially in low light and space for one shot. 

Ron on 09/13/2011 04:44am
wow is all I can say took these out to test in the new rifle and KABOOOM and target gone. deadly accurate and a stiff bit of recoil. not for the faint of heart, keep it up guys

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All shooters are being inconvenienced with what is happening to our society and the rush it is causing on ammo supplies. We have LOTS of ammo in stock and are making more at a huge volume on a daily basis. If our web site allows you to order any item, that means it is in stock—WE DO NOT TAKE ORDERS FOR ITEMS WE DO NOT HAVE! So, please do not email and ask if items are in stock. If they aren’t, the shopping cart will not take your order.

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  2. Do not contact us and ask to change an order you’ve already placed. When we manually change orders it requires a lot of time that we do not have during this rush and it keeps us from serving all of our customers. If you’d like to change an order, we can no longer do that till things slow down, so simply place another order for more product, but PLEASE, NO MORE CHANGES after the fact!

  3. We NEVER have and never will take ammo exchanges or returns and then turn around and re-sale that ammo to unsuspecting customers as factory new ammo—this is not safe nor is it fair to customers who are buying what they think is new and safe ammo. No ammo is tamper proof! So please stop asking to exchange or get a refund for ammo you ordered, but have changed your mind about.

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