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?
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.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.
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.I was wondering this too. It seems to be almost the cheapest you can find. Its almost good for just plinking lol.
That's strange, especially seeing as how the original .30-30 bullet weight was 160 gr.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.
:dito: My 336SS 30-30 does not like the 160 gr FTX ammo either, "BUT" my 308MX & 35 Rem is deadly accurate using the FTX ammo.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.
I have taken several deer with the lever evolution and the superformance ammo in both the 30-30 and the 30-06 and as you said wow, watch your shot placement. I have blown some huge entrance holes and normal size exit holes which I found strange. The deer I shot the past 2 years had massive entrance holes and normal exit holes taking heart shots at 150 yards.PROS: Depending on the rifle it can be very accurate. It is reasonably priced. Tends to extend usable range of most calibers for which it is available. Pokes holes in game it is designed for.
CONS: Many users have found the bullets can expand more dramatically than is optimum creating fragmented projectiles inside the target. Is more expensive than some ammo that is just as suitable for the same application. Requires shortened cases for some cartridges (usually straight wall rifle and pistol).