.40-70 Ballard Everlasting

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

.40-70 Ballard Everlasting

Charles H Ballard was a rifle designer and in 1861 he receive a patent for his single shot rifle that was popular with target shooters and hunters for over 40 years. The exterior dimensions of the .40-70 Ballard Everlasting and the .40-63 Ballard Everlasting are identical to each other, with the .40-63 being slightly heavier with less internal case volume. The term Everlasting became popular with as these heavier cases as they could be reloaded many times. The Ballard Perfection No. 4 and the Pacific No. 5 were listed in these calibers after Marlin Fire Arms Company took over manufacturing in 1881.

The .40-70 Ballard Everlasting was a popular choice among target shooters and proved to be more than adequate for deer, black bear and elk. However, the main use was for target shooting as it is capable of propelling a .403” dia.  330 grain bullet at 1,335 fps with 1,306 ft.-lbs. of energy.

Roberson Cartridge Company is a custom manufacture of Vintage, Obsolete, Hard to Find and Wildcat calibers.

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