Questions about LEVERevolution ammo
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 42
Like Tree54Likes

Thread: Questions about LEVERevolution ammo



  1. #1
    Tinhorn
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Somewhere in northern Virginia
    Posts
    26
    Member #
    85066
    Thanked
    57 times

    Questions about LEVERevolution ammo

    Does anyone here have any experience with the Hornady Leverevolution ammo? If so, how does it perform compared to other ammo, like Remington Core-Lokt?

  2. #2
    Gun Wizard
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    3,758
    Member #
    59599
    Thanked
    6535 times
    Have only used LeverEvolution in .45/70. It was slightly more accurate than several other factory loads. Son shot a deer with a .45/70 "gummy tip" last month. The deer died (which ain't sayin' much 'cause just about anything coming out of a.45/70 will kill a deer)! I don't hunt with them myself as I handload and I don't mess with those shortened cases.

  3. #3
    Contributing Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    9,716
    Member #
    3983
    Thanked
    32045 times
    I've killed several deer and antelope with them. Bought a couple cases cheap before I started loading for my 45/70. Accurate in my 1895
    StuttgartMadness likes this.
    I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees.....μολὼν λαβέ

    There is not one person I would not take hunting......there are a few that would not make it back though.



    Team 45/70 Member # 237
    Team Old Pharts #294
    Team 22 Magnum #106
    Team 35 Remington #671
    Team Rem 700 #19
    Team Semi-Auto #4
    Team Wheelgun #6


  4. Remove Advertisements
    MarlinOwners.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Tinhorn
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Deep South Texas
    Posts
    31
    Member #
    81954
    Thanked
    58 times
    I was wondering this too. It seems to be almost the cheapest you can find. Its almost good for just plinking lol.

  6. #5
    Contributing Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Central KY
    Posts
    4,164
    Member #
    41289
    Thanked
    9875 times
    I believe if I didn't reload, I would use it a lot. It's reasonably priced, comparatively, it's pretty darn accurate in the 3 calibers I tried (30-30, 444 & 35), and it works great on deer. However I really don't like the shortened cases as stated above.
    Judson likes this.
    Team 22 Magnum - # 42 Marlin 57M
    Team Browning - # 5 1992 Browning BLR .308
    Team 30-30 - # 897 1989 Marlin 30TK
    Team 35 - #501 1978 336
    Team 1894 - # 318 1979 Marlin .357 Carbine

  7. #6
    Wrangler
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    282
    Member #
    51444
    Thanked
    491 times
    I have tried it in the following calibers: 30/30, .35, and .444

    I will say it is pretty accurate, reasonably priced, and easier to find then soft point ammo. I also noticed that it cycles better in my .35. I think it is great for 30-30 and .35

    On another note, I had two incidents in which that ammo had sub par performance in my .444 when hunting. After that I only used superformance in my .444
    Ojaileveraction likes this.

  8. #7
    Certified Gunnut
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Midcoast Maine
    Posts
    5,319
    Member #
    51019
    Thanked
    14258 times
    My 336SS in 30-30 does not like the 160gr FTX rounds. I do not think that it is anything to do with the gun or the ammo per se, but is just a load/weight that hits the wrong harmonics in my particular rifle.
    ​~ Mike
    <*)(((((>{


    Captain Team Shotgun, Captain Handgun Team Semi-Auto
    Teams 30-30, 45-70, 35 Rem, 44-40, Wheelguns

  9. #8
    Esteemed Sharpshooter
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    SE Ohio
    Posts
    8,911
    Member #
    64449
    Thanked
    31544 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Judson View Post
    Have only used LeverEvolution in .45/70. It was slightly more accurate than several other factory loads. Son shot a deer with a .45/70 "gummy tip" last month. The deer died (which ain't sayin' much 'cause just about anything coming out of a.45/70 will kill a deer)! I don't hunt with them myself as I handload and I don't mess with those shortened cases.
    I'm with Judson, I've shot a few out of my 95 and Ruger #1, they shot Ok, nothing special in the way of accuracy compared to other factory loads. I would like to try the 250gr but have never got my hands on any, nor anyone else I know. If they are like other 250's I have tried, accuracy was poor due to the limited bearing surface of the bullet. I stick with standard cases and Hornady 300gr XTP HP/IMR-3031. Good for anything that walks or crawls, and is accurate load in my rifles.
    Last edited by Dawei; 08-01-2018 at 02:12 PM.
    Judson likes this.
    Never trust a man who rents pigs : Gus, Lonesome Dove

  10. #9
    Marlin Marksman
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Manatee County, Florida
    Posts
    1,578
    Member #
    5968
    Thanked
    2736 times
    I only have experience with this specialty ammo in 44 MAG chambering. It's accurate and smashes big holes in whatever it hits!

    TR


  11. #10
    Tinhorn
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Somewhere in northern Virginia
    Posts
    26
    Member #
    85066
    Thanked
    57 times
    Quote Originally Posted by RubenZ View Post
    I was wondering this too. It seems to be almost the cheapest you can find. Its almost good for just plinking lol.
    That's what I use my Remington Core-Lokt's for, they are really cheap as dirt... $12 is some stores! But my local gun shop only has 170 gr. loads, and all my deer hunting is done under 100 yards, which is 150 gr. territory, I was looking for an alternative to my box of ancient 150 gr. handloads that are running out... And they carry 150 gr. Hornadys. But find some Core-Lokt for plinking, but open the box and check the shells before you buy, a whole box of mine were dented and the bullets weren't casted right.


Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New | Subscribed Threads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 28
    Last Post: 08-30-2015, 03:55 PM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-11-2009, 08:44 AM
  3. Questions About The Ruger Old Army
    By VTDW in forum Black Powder
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-14-2008, 07:28 AM
  4. QUESTIONS ABOUT POSSIBLE PURCHASE OF MARLIN 92 .22
    By GEOFF in forum Marlin Collectors
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-06-2005, 09:24 PM
  5. Questions About A 336 RC
    By TennesseeNuc in forum 336
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-16-2004, 12:20 AM