I’ve got another cartridge comparison episode for you today. In this episode we’re going to talk about the .30-30 Winchester and how it compares to the .45-70 Government. I think most hunters would agree that they’re each fantastic lever-action cartridges for hunting all sorts of big game. Both offer certain advantages to hunters, but there are some significant differences between the 30-30 vs 45-70 cartridges you should be aware of.
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What We Covered
1) History of the .30-30 Winchester and .45-70 Government cartridges.
2) How the cartridges compare to each other in terms of external dimensions, trajectory, recoil, and accuracy.
3) Compare ammo and rifle choices in each cartridge.
4) Pros and cons of hunting with each cartridge.
30-30 vs 45-70: Which Lever Action Is Best For You? – Blog article referenced in podcast
Best .30-30 Ammo For Hunting Deer & Other Big Game – 30-30 Winchester Hunting Ammo Recommendations
Best .45-70 Ammo For Hunting Deer, Bear, Moose, & Other Big Game – 45-70 Govt Hunting Ammo Recommendations
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