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Big Game Hunting Podcast

Nov 10, 2022

It’s time for another cartridge comparison and today's episode compares the 450 Bushmaster and 45-70 Government cartridges. While the 450 Bushmaster and 45-70 are both fantastic .45 caliber cartridges for certain situations and there is definitely some overlap in their capabilities, there are some major differences between the 450 Bushmaster vs 45-70 cartridges you should be aware of depending on your hunting style and what you're after. Here's what you need to know.

Article referenced in show: 450 Bushmaster vs 45-70 Review & Comparison

30-30 vs 45-70 - Another interesting 45-70 Govt comparison

45-70 vs 308 - Another interesting 45-70 Govt comparison

Read This Before Hunting Cape Buffalo With The 45-70 

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