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I’ll Bet You’ll Like This: The .300 Winchester Mag & .45-70 Going Head To Head

Every now and then I like doing a piece on ballistics, that way some of you can see just what damage a certain cartridge does and it may help you decide which one to use when you go hunting.

In the video below, they compare the .300 Winchester Magnum to the tried and true .45-70. Both are good rounds to use when hunting and so I think it’s just a personal preference.

I personally like the .45-70, but that’s just me. Most notably, the .300 Winchester Magnum is an excellent elk choice. Rocky Mountain and western hunters swear by it for its ideal muzzle velocity and impressive accuracy.

Here is some info on the .300 Winchester Magnum:

The .300 Winchester Magnum (also known as .300 Win Mag or 300WM) (7.62×67mmB, 7.62x66BR) is a belted, bottlenecked magnum rifle cartridge that was introduced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1963. The .300 Winchester Magnum is a magnum cartridge designed to fit in a standard rifle action. It is based on the .375 H&H Magnum, which has been blown out, shortened, and necked down to accept a .30 caliber (7.62 mm) bullet

Here is some info on the .45-70:

The .45-70 rifle cartridge, also known as .45-70 Government, was developed at the U.S. Army’s Springfield Armory for use in the Springfield Model 1873, which is known to collectors as the “Trapdoor Springfield.” The new cartridge was a replacement for the stop-gap .50-70 Government cartridge, which had been adopted in 1866, one year after the end of the American Civil War.

Once again, it’s all about a personal preference, so kick-back and watch the video , I think that it’s something you will enjoy!

H/T – Wikipedia



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