Black Hills HoneyBadger line of ammunition—loaded with solid-copper, fluted-nose, non-expanding bullets—has been a boon to hunters who have tried it. Black Hills newest HoneyBadger hunting load is a 325-grain .45-70, which turns this venerable cartridge into something George Armstrong Custer would never believe. HoneyBadger bullets are non-deforming, non-fragmenting projectiles with wide, sharp flutes at the business end. Think ballistic broadheads that cut through barriers that cause standard hollow points to fail.

Upon striking the target, the HoneyBadger bullet reliably penetrates to uniform depths, while also outperforming conventional hollow points in depth and width of wound cavity. This design works by accelerating and redirecting the focused fluid stream radially from the flutes, which assures reliable, consistent penetration and generates wide, lethal wound cavities. HoneyBadger is a patented design developed by Black Hills Ammunition and Lehigh Defense. The new 325-gr. bullet loaded in the .45-70 Govt. cartridge exits the muzzle at 1,300 f.p.s., produces a 7-inch diameter wound cavity and penetrates nearly a yard deep! This .45-70 load is designed for use in modern .45-70 rifles, not in General Custer’s trap door Springfield’s. Contact Black Hills Ammunition; Tel.: (605) 348-5150; Web: