Originally Posted by Anna_Purna
The 45/70 is one of the most tested gun/calibers of its kind. The Union army would lob them over in volleys at the confederate armies camps in the civil war over a mile away.
I wonder how they managed that, given that the .45-70 cartridge was not designed until 1873, eight years after the American Civil War ended?
EDIT: Sorry! I see others have already brought this point up.