45/70 Govt

45/70 Govt

Here’s a brief video on my two very different 45/70 hunting rifles. I go through the pro’s and con’s of the Ruger no 1 and the Fausti Albion and fire a couple of sighting shots off at the end on a metal fox target. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks Aussie Dave


  1. John Wilson on December 28, 2022 at 12:53 am

    You have excellent taste & choice in firearms & caliber. I very much agree with your purchases. I’d like to do the same in the future.

  2. Threewolfs 45-70 on December 28, 2022 at 12:55 am

    I’ll take the Ruger, love them and 45-70’s, Great combo. 🤙🏼❤️🇺🇸🤠

  3. Gunman-66 on December 28, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Hey bro. I just subscribed, I love the. 45-70 government! What a sweet gun!

  4. Guapo Returns on December 28, 2022 at 1:08 am

    You ever shoot heavier bullets 400-500 grain?

  5. MegaRiffraff on December 28, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Friend of mine just bought a subbatti double rifle in 45-70 , he really likes it, but it was not cheap either !

  6. Paul Chandler on December 28, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Get a 95 or an 1886 and you’ll never look back.

  7. Off The Grid Adventures on December 28, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Thanks John, The Ruger no1 is a beautiful gun combined with a great calibre the 45/70 govt . I’ve shot many a deer though never a Sambar. Cheers Mate!

  8. John303 on December 28, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Love your Ruger No 1 4570. I have a Marlin 4570 lever made in 1977 that I toke my first sambar with open sights and a cast bullet a couple of years ago in the Belowra valley NSW . Love the channel keep up the good work mate.

  9. Smoked Brisket on December 28, 2022 at 1:26 am

    45-70 was designed to shoot heavy bullets at low velocity – 405 gr soft lead or paper-patched, at about 1250-1300 fps back in those days. Millions of American bison were killed with that, and many at distances most people today can’t fathom with a looping bullet like that.

    Lots of folks use Trail Boss (not sure if there’s an ADSI equivalent) for working up plinking loads.

    I prefer Beartooth Bullets PileDriver (525 gr) and PileDriver Junior (425 gr) atop 41 grains of Reloder 7, gives me a skosh over 1600 fps, and with a 120 yd zero, gets me to about 165 or 170 yards without having to adjust for holdover on deer and pigs. Not that I even need 100 yards. Our place is so dense with hardwoods, 50 yards is about as far as you have visibility

  10. Off The Grid Adventures on December 28, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Thanks mate! The 45/70 is a great plinking load but only with cast. My favorite load is with 15gns of PSB2 which is a shotgun powder for a 285gn lead HP rolled in alox. These are coming out at about 1700fps and hit like a hammer. They also shoot at much the same impact as my hotter jacketed loads but with a lot less recoil. I enjoy your videos too! Keep them coming mate! Cheers Aussie Dave

  11. JMB on December 28, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Take the forearm off the Ruger and you will see a allen screw in front of the action, parallel with the barrel. Tighten if you want stronger ejection.

  12. Bibs Outdoors on December 28, 2022 at 1:31 am

    This was fun, thank you!

  13. anw0625 on December 28, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Who makes the double?

  14. Practical not Tactical on December 28, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Love your video Dave, but never heard the 45/70 described as used for plinking, had to smile brother.

  15. Miro Svihorik on December 28, 2022 at 1:38 am

    45/70 govt my favorite too

  16. Steez Wizard on December 28, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Hey mate do you have a win 94 in 3030

  17. John Kizziah on December 28, 2022 at 1:44 am

    My fave is a nice original 1885 Winchester. Ive taken several bull elk with it .lots of pigs..

  18. Jason Vanajek on December 28, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Nice pair !!
    Gotta love the 45/70