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What was the .45-70 bullet design used for the end of the decimation of the great buffalo herds?
From my reading it appears that the .45 cal rifles predominated at the end of the slaughter. The .50’s, .40’s, and .44’s did not make up a significant percentage of rifles in use.
FWIW, I believe that a significant number fell to the .50-70 in the early part of the slaughter. If anyone has any numbers on kills per caliber, I’d like to have that data.