I know they have a newly developed powder for the LE rounds that they have not let out. Did they tell you what powder and measure to use to get the 2300 fps?
Some folks just like to run that lever till the magazine is empty...findrichard said:Simple fact is that the LE is not a bonded bullet and because of that, the lead will separate from its jacket. I have seen this first hand on a cow elk. However, separate or not, 99% of the time the bullet will completely pass through any game animal in the lower 48 states. This fact has been reported here for bison and moose kills. I never would have seen this separation on the cow elk if it were not for the fact that one of the four bullets my buddy shot at the cow some how came to rest in its rear ankle bone. The copper jacket was in its ankle bone but there was not a trace of lead to be found. First round spun her around and anchored her and the second shot dropped her where she stood but she slid in the snow down the incline to a log jam. The third or fourth shot must have ended up in here ankle bone - and I don't understand to this day why he even took the last two shots.
I don't think I would use this bullet to hunt dangerous game like brown bear. I don't even think Hornady would recommend that. I would use a bullet made for dangerous game.tman said:If the 325 leverevolution can't anchor bull moose and brown bear out to 200 yards, then there is no need for it. Looking at it, it should do the trick 8)
A dangerous game bullet needs to be able to break heavy bone, like both shoulders. In the event that you have to track a wounded big bear in the woods and you are attacked, you would want a bone crushing bullet that holds together and not just one that gets to the vitals. Many elephant were killed by the .303 British it does not make the .303 a elephant gun. Many hunters were also killed trying. A quality 400 grain hard cast would be my minimum for hunting big bear. As have been shown the gummy will not hold up as well as even the 405 Remington. If anyone thinks about using this bullet on big Bear/dangerous game, they should call and talk to Hornady about that first. If you look at the Hornady reloading book, it will not even recommend there 350's .458's for dangerous game and this is a much stronger built bullet then the gummy.tman said:Seems if it will shoot thru an elk, it should penetrate a big bear, at least enough to hit vitals.What more is needed?
My eyes must being playing tricks on me cause it sure looks like in the thread I attached earlier that the FTX held up better that the 405 Rem (and in a much tougher medium, dry paper, not wet). I think the words used were "The Remington 405 gr had the same performance as the Hornady but the bullet only retained 87 grs and the jacket was seperated".reloader458 said:As have been shown the gummy will not hold up as well as even the 405 Remington.