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Hornady Leverevolution Ammo
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

And, Glockman55, when I want a little faster and longer range .30-30 Winchester I'll load up a few 150 to 165 grain Sierra FBSP...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

Glock,

I live alittle, and take one too many chances in life. Shocked

Not saying I wouldnt try it, just I'd be reluctant to. I guess its hard to adjust to doing something you've been told all your life not to do. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

I hear you Guys...Just messing with you a bit.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

I was told
Wolfs sporting center just got a bunch of 30-30 lever revoltion ammo
in stock

their loacted at
2702 lebanon road
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:57 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

I bought a box of the 325 grn LeveRevolution's in 45-70. I had my 1895 Marlin set up for 200 yards using 300 grn lead handloads. I did some unofficial testing of the 325 grn LeveRevolutions at that same distance in the desert using plastic milk jugs filled with water. The first shot was high and I reasoned that was due to the improved ballistics. The second shot I aimed at the bottom of the jug and it hit handle high...the jug exploded. I shot 2 more jugs and got similar results. Then I went back to my reloads. I put the cross hairs on the jug and hit it, but, the jug didn't have the same explosive results. Two more rounds of my handloads and the results were the same. Seems the LeveRevolution rounds are more destructive. There was less noticed recoil as well. No feeding problems. Not scientific, but, I'm impressed with them.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

George...I've seen what my .30WCF with a 170 grain Speer Flat nose will do to a gallon milk jug. Expecting a big explosion and not getting it. But I was very impressed by what I saw on a deer that took one from shoulder to rib cage. I'm not so sure that a milk jug is a good test. It is fun though...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

This stuff sounds pretty good, IMHO. Why not try something that might give you an advantage when looking to put meat in the freezer. I guess dead is dead no matter what bullet you use, but I'm always looking for a more accurate hunting round and this sounds like it might be worth trying.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
George...I've seen what my .30WCF with a 170 grain Speer Flat nose will do to a gallon milk jug. Expecting a big explosion and not getting it. But I was very impressed by what I saw on a deer that took one from shoulder to rib cage. I'm not so sure that a milk jug is a good test. It is fun though...

Like I said, nothing scientific, just had to try something after buying a box. The only thing I know for sure is they shoot flatter. A 325 grn bullet the size of a 45-70, I think, is going to get the job done. I normally don't like taking 200 yard shots with a 45-70, but, after my little test, I have more confidence now at that range. Like rrogacki says, dead is dead. It would be nice to get some of those bullets for handloading though. Seems Hornady is afraid some one will use it in an old trap door or something. Maybe I ought to pull some of those bullets & try some other powders Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

I don't know, rrogacki...With the Speer 170 grain FN my "Jack Handle" puts three inside a 3" dot at 100 yards. If I want more distance I'll load some Sierra 150 grain SPT's.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

Bushmaster

You have a good point. I guess the best round is the one you feel most comfortable with.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

DallanC wrote:
How do pointed tip cartridges work in tube feed guns?


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They're polymer tipped.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

1895ss wrote:
I agree with Bushy, plus the .30-30, .35 rem and .45-70 etc ammo just doesn't look right pointed. IMHO. Shocked Very Happy
Don't forget they're also available in .450 Marlin. I'm thinking about getting one of the new XLR's in the .450 and using the evolutions in it. WITHOUT a scope. I'll leave the scopes for the rifles that really need them.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

hey bushman, hope I'm not off topic but we use empty30lb cylinder to test fire with our 173gr fn cast does a bang up job on them. I just got a email from midway and cabelas , they both have the 30-30 leverlution in stock. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

d_hoffman wrote:
DallanC wrote:
How do pointed tip cartridges work in tube feed guns?


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They're polymer tipped.

its an elastopolimer, basically a hard rubber tipped bullet they do crush a bit but they come back to shape, not like your normally thought of polimer ballistic tips (hard plastic)..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:47 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady Leverevolution Ammo Reply with quote

Yep! the Leverevolution cartridges are the only pointed bullets that should be used in a tubular magazine. There is a tube feed magazine that spiral indexes its ammo so that you can use the pointed bullets for superior exterior ballistics.

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