.45-70 Government (no ontology)

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.45-70 Government (also known as .45-70 Gov't, or simply .45-70) is a rifle cartridge developed in 1873 by the US government, and produced by a variety of ammunition makers. It is one of the big three lever-action calibers, alongside .30-30 Winchester and .44-40 Winchester. Because it is primarily intended for lever-action rifles, and due to its large caliber, guns chambered in this caliber may be referred to under the generic moniker of brush gun, so called because the large, heavy bullets fly through foliage with little impact on accuracy, making them better for hunting in dense forests than lighter, smaller calibers.

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +4 147% 140% 133% 118% 96% 74% 37% 11%

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  • Available for purchase in a gun shop or a weapon shop in boxes of 20 or bulk cans of 200.
  • Available brands and projectile types:
    • Standard (Regular SP): FMJ, Lead, LSWC, JHP, JSP
    • Reduced Velocity (Regular -P): FMJ, Lead
    • Big Game Hunter (Regular +P): FMJ, Lead, LSWC, JHP
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 4 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 3 - Medium

Handloading information

.45-70 is considered to be a pistol cartridge, thus it can be loaded up to +P+ like a pistol caliber; however, being primarily designed for function in rifles, it shares many traits with "real" rifle calibers; namely, primer and powder types.

  • Primer type: Large rifle
  • Powder type: Rifle
  • Projectile type: .308, 170 grain
  • Standard load: 198 pwdr
    • -P load: 178 pwdr
    • +P load: 218 pwdr
    • +P+ load: 238 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 58 P$ (1.166 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 3.527 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 6

Class 1 weapons:

  • Koishikawa/Navy Arms "Siamese" Mauser Type 45, conventional rifle
  • Marlin Model 1895 Classic, conventional rifle
  • Marlin Model 1895 GBL, conventional rifle
  • Marlin Model 1895 LE, conventional rifle
  • Marlin Model 1895 SBL, conventional rifle

Class 3 weapons:

  • Century Model 100, revolver

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Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Handgun Up to 12" 0.7x
Carbine 12.1" to 19.9" 0.95x
Rifle 20" and beyond 1x


.45-70 Lead

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Real life information