If you hunt at all, you are likely familiar the 45-70 cartridge and are aware of the devastating impact it can have on game, even big game.
Originally developed for the “trapdoor” Springfield rifle, it has been used for over 125 years and has felled game ranging from “varmints” to elephants.
Its reliability and versatility is well documented and is so revered that it has served as a munition-of-choice for the US Army, big game hunters, explorers and small game hunters worldwide.
Its only drawback its range, but if you are hunting in brush or need a monster punch at point blank range, the 45-70 is tough to beat.
In a survival situation, it would be difficult to find ammunition that better-served hunting needs for all game, primarily because its reputation is that it does not destroy meat upon impact.
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