Introduced to the world just 1 year after the invention of .45 Colt, .45-70 Gov’t reigns supreme in the world of straight-walled cartridges to this day. Its name is derived from the bullet diameter (.45 in), the weight of the black powder used when it was created (70 grains), and the fact that it was designed and used by the U.S. ARMY in 1873.
This caliber hits like a freight train and is the go-to choice for hunters that reside in states where only straight-walled cartridges can be used. Due to its heavy projectile, the range is somewhat limited, but there are few choices better for those shots at 150 yards and under (though it will reach out further), or in thick brush.
From the Old West inspired with a brass frame and octagon barrel to the new aged X Model, Henry Repeating Arms has plenty of options for all your big bore needs.