45-70 Government 405gr. RNFP Trapdoor Load


  • 1,290 FPS (18.5″ pressure barrel)
  • 1,345 FPS (32″ Tradpoor Rifle)
  • 405 grain round nose flat point
  • 19K PSI
  • 20 Rounds
  • New Starline Brass
  • Vihta Vuori (smokeless) Powder

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45-70 Government 405 grain RNFP

This is our favorite 45/70 for light-recoil plinking.  This load was developed with the 1873 “Trapdoor” Springfield in mind, but is a great option for any rifle (or revolver) chambered in 45/70.  These projectiles are cast from a softer alloy that is ideal for the lower pressure and velocity of a proper Trapdoor load.   These are loaded with smokeless powder and every batch is pressure tested to ensure they do not exceed the limits of older rifles.  Not only do we pressure test in a universal receiver, we also use a Trapdoor Rifle to test velocity and completeness of burn.

Note the overal length (OAL) of this load is < 2.55″ and therefore cycles just fine through all lever guns.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 3.3 × 6 × 1.5 in