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What do the numbers 45-70 mean?
45-70 (originally known as the . 45-70-405) fired a 405 grain, . 45 caliber bullet propelled by 70 grains of black powder. This original black powder load pushed a cast lead bullet at a velocity of about 1,350 feet per second.
How old is the 45-70?
45-70 Government History. Designed in 1873 for use in the single-shot “Trapdoor” Springfield, the original . 45-70 Government cartridge loading fired a 405 grain bullet propelled by a powder charge of 70 grains of black powder in a copper case.
Is there a safety on a bolt-action rifle?
Almost all rifles have a safety mechanism that blocks the action and prevents it from shooting until the safety is switched off. On a bolt action rifle, this is usually a pivot safety (a lever or tab that blocks the trigger or the firing pin) or a slide safety (a sliding bar that slides to block the firing action).
Is a 45-70 Too big for deer?
A 45/70 makes a fine deer round, for timber, or anywhere that the shots are not over 150 to 200yds. It is not really over kill, with standard loads, however the recoil is usually more then one would experience with rounds simular to the 243 win, or even the . 308 Win.
When should a firearm be loaded with the action closed?
Firearms should be loaded only when you are in the field or on the target range or shooting area, ready to shoot. When not in use, firearms and ammunition should be secured in a safe place, separate from each other.
When did Remington stop making the Keene rifle?
The cost of the new machinery for the Keene rifles in return for the slow sales, helped push Remington into bankruptcy and when the company went into receivership in 1886, production ended on these guns for good. When they started back up in 1887, they did so with their Rolling Block Remington No. 1 rifles.
When did Remington make the first bolt action rifle?
The bolt action would cycle new rounds from the magazine, eject the spent cartridge from the breech, and cock the hammer all in one motion. Starting in 1880, Remington made approximately 5000 of these guns, their first bolt-action magazine rifle. Remington Keene, left.
How big is the barrel on a Remington 45 caliber rifle?
These nine shot .45-70 caliber guns will be 48-inches overall with a 29.75-inch barrel held to the stock by two bands and have “ US ” and anchor and the proof mark of “ WWK .” With that being said, this humble and forgotten rifle was Remington’s first try at a bolt-action rifle.
What’s the name of the new Remington Pistol?
Well Remington is coming out with a new pistol. Robert Jordan of Tactical-Life got early access to Remington’s newest pistol, the Remington 700 CP. Botl Action Pistol?