Your 45-90 cartridge is like a fine piece of Art work. That alone may be one driving factor as to why I enjoy old ammo and old ammo boxes.
Lately it seems like everything at a gun show must be a black gun, an endless magazine and pallets of ammo. Don’t get me wrong, I truely love such things but the old stuff is simply: ART and from a time in American history where I would guess, a company and saleman had to really earn a sale.
Think of the 32 Special load. It was 110 grains. In my eye’s, aside from really large game, a 32 special gains ballistically with such a loading and it would do very well on most Deer. It is also especially interesting that they did this in THAT cartridge. As I recall camp fire stories…the 32 was made to attract the oldest of buyers back then: The Black Powder shooters.
I’m not smart so if Ron or a person well versed on history wishes to add on this marketing decision in a 32, I am all ears.