45-70 Government 730gr. WFN Subsonic


  • 730 grain Wide Flat Nose w/ Gas Check
  • 1,000 FPS (18.5″ pressure barrel)
  • 1,020 FPS (20″ Encore)
  • COAL of 2.540″
  • Average Pressure: 30.1K PSI
    • For modern firearms only (not Trapdoor Safe)
    • These DO NOT chamber in Henry Lever Guns
  • 20 Rounds 
  • New Starline Brass

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This 45/70 Subsonic load is for those that like to think outside the box.  What began as a pestering curiousity, slowly turned into experimentation and exhaustive pressure testing and stability testing across a wide range of velocities.  The result: the most interesting 45/70 round on the market.  While not optimal for hunting, this is a great range round and a blast to shoot.  Rifles with the most common 45/70 twist rate of 1:20 (such as the Marlin 1895) are able to stabilize this monster of a bullet past 100 yards (18.5″ barrel 1895) with no problem!  Some 45/70 rifles have a 1:28 twist- which is too slow for this bullet.

As with all subsonic loads, confirm that your particular fiream can stabilize the projectile prior to shooting through a suppressor.  The easiest way to do this is to look at the shape of the hole left on paper targets.  Round holes = stable and suppressor safe, oblong or keyholes = not stable enough for suppressor use (in that rifle).

Additional information

Weight 2.85 lbs
Dimensions 3.3 × 6 × 1.5 in