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.45-70 Govt. BVAC JFP 400 Grain 20 Round Box 1900 fps Jacketed Flat Point

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20 round box of .45-70 BVAC, JFP, 400 Grains, 20 Round Box. Years of experience has gone into perfecting Bitterroot Valley Ammunition which is considered to be the best amongst shooters worldwide. Produced in Montana using reloadable brass and new, top quality components to make this some of the best ammunition at an affordable price! A Shot Above the Rest
Total number of Reviews: 8

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3.0 5
"400 Gr @ 1900 fps is a pretty stout load. I was wondering how they could do that respecting SAMMI pressures. In fact the BVAC website says this ammo is for modern guns only. Compared to some Winchester 300 Gr Super-X that I had, recoil is more push and less punch. Out of a heavy gun this ammo is quite comfortable to shoot, and this ammo groups at least as well as the Winchester stuff. The only negative, and this is significant to me, is that the base (rim) is visibly thicker than on either Winchester or star line brass and so it takes a lot of effort to close the bolt on this stuff in my guns. For the price per box it can't be beat. If you've got a gun with a sloppy action this stuff may be perfect for you."
3.0 5
"I got a micrometer and all measurements were within specs as listed in both the Lee and Lymann loading manuals. Also BVAC used R.P brass, the same as some Remington ammo I had, and which never gave me a problem. The only thing I can figure is that BVAC's press is out of alignment pushing the rim slightly off center, so that it doesn't seat easily in the chamber. I\uFFFDve bought lots of other BVAC ammo and have never had this kind of problem with any of it. Also this ammo burns much cleaner than BVAC's cowboy pistol loads. If BVAC can get their manufacturing straightened out, I'd consider this the perfect 45-70 cartridge."
1.0 5
"Ordered 200 rnds of this stuff. First inspection of bullets revealed cases are longer than specs, approx .100\" too long. Lever action on marlin 1894 won't close without being forced. Was going to live with it until shot it today, 1900 fps would have been nice if true, checked with my Chrony, only got 1440 fps, very disappointed. Would accept a slightly lower than rated speed, but not this drastic.. Sending back what I haven't shot."
4.0 5
"I ordered this ammunition based solely on its price per box. I was pleased with the packaging of four individual five round boxes (in the expected box). The ammunition is very clean and was loaded in Remington cases. I took it to the range without knowing what to expect. My rifle is a Marlin 1895 CB. I was able to produce 4\" groups at 50 yards with iron sights off the bench. (I did not use bags because I have never found bags on a bench in the field.) Recoil was very acceptable, even with my elbows planted on the bench. I would say it is less than a 2-3/4\" magnum 12 gauge round. I was very pleased and would not hesitate to take this combination afield for deer or bear."
1.0 5
"Good bullets, good brass. However, I pulled five bullets and weighted the powder. 33gr. That is terrible. I can't imagine this stuff shoots over 1200 ft/s. To get 1900 ft/s this stuff should have almost twice the powder. Shake the ammo and you can tell it is half filled with powder. For 1900 ft/s the case would have to be full. Rather than return the ammo I'm going to pull the rest of the bullets and reload. I also don't understand why they would cheap out on the powder? It is one of the least expensive components... Why?"
4.0 5
"I have been using BVAC ammo for several years now and have not had any complaints with it. As for the people below me, maybe you got a bad batch? I don't know! As far as the loads, the 1900 fps is right there with the name brands. It has a good kick to it and packs a nice punch. It is accurate! The original loads in .45-70 were 70 grains of \"BLACK POWDER.\" The powder used in most modern ammo is smokeless and usually uses smaller grains in the loads. So the 33 grams the guy below my review measured was smokeless and not black powder. Smokeless is not the same as black powder. Depending on which powder BVAC uses, then the powder charge will vary."
5.0 5
"Bought this round to specifically shoot in a Marlin 1895. Cannot say enough good things about this round. This round hits AR500 steel at 100 yards like a sledge hammer. Cheap enough to do both target and real game. Well made and crimped round. Can shoot this stuff all day in that rifle. When it hits that steel, you instantly know that the steel was hit with something powerful. Excellent choice for the $."
4.0 5
"Purchased 40 rounds of this for my Handi rifle. I noticed these loads do not like to close easily. It takes two steady slams to get the barrel to latch. Didn't experience this problem with the 1400 fps BVAC loads, but I may start buying those again; they're cheaper anyway. These are copper jacketed with a harder kick than the cheaper BVAC loads. All in all, good ammo. Fair amount of smoke, but very minimal fouling."