.45-70 caliber is an ammunition type in Fallout 4.
Also known as the .45-70 Government, this cartridge was originally created at the U.S. Army's Springfield Armory. Intended for use in the Springfield Model 1873 breech-loading rifle, it was a replacement for the stop-gap .50-70 Government cartridge adopted in 1866. A powerful rifle round that eventually fell out of use due to the general shift towards standardized .30 caliber ammunition in the late 19th century, the .45-70 enjoyed popularity among hunters who appreciated it ballistic performance and firepower. Used for hunting big game throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, it became a highly sought-after ammunition type in the wake of the Great War. Used across the United States by big game hunters who once more appreciated its performance against mutated wildlife, the cartridge was also adopted by the NCR Rangers and other military outfits to hunt the most dangerous game in the wasteland: Man. As a result, the .45-70 cartridge remains in use across North America, from Baja California to Far Harbor Maine.
A powerful round used by the lever action rifles popular among Far Harbor hunters.
Weapons using this ammunition
- Sold in bulk by Brooks, Allen Lee, and Dejen. Note that it's only sold in Far Harbor, meaning it has to be imported to be used in the Commonwealth and elsewhere.