Hornady® LEVERevolution™ Rifle Centerfire Ammo
45-70 Govt Marlin 1895G
Firing this ammo out of a Marlin 1895 Guide Gun I was not to impressed with the results. Shooting a paper plate at 50 yards 3 out of 6 hit it. At 60 Yards, in which I fired the rest of the box off, of the remaining 14 shells, 6 hit with a 5 inch group. Did not care for this ammo. The good thing about these shells is that the recoil was not bad compared to the others that I have previously used. Great for getting used to the gun. Now I decided not to waste hundreds of dollars finding the right bullet for it. I am now using my 30-06 Springfield. Works great with a variety of different shells.
February 10, 2008
Use 450 Marlin 325grain for moose, bear and whitetails. Use Marlin 1895MXLR, yes lots of recoil but tons of knockdown energy. Keep my shot under or around 200 yards. No longer hunt with 300 mag, so far this ammo has done its job with one shot every time its called upon
January 23, 2008
Five shots, five deer
I've killed five deer with Hornady's 30-30 LEVERevolution, all one shot kills, all but one fell within 30 yards. The one that didn't was a mature buck, and he only made it about 80-100 yards before piling up.
Highly recommended for lever gun fans!
December 4, 2007
I have found that it groups at least as well at 100 yards as Remington ammo but with a lot more range. I saw someone complain about the knockdown power at close range, but I have shot 2 deer at 10 and 40 yards. The doe dropped on her tracks at 40 yards and the 170 lb buck was shot at 10 yards and was almost knocked off his feet. He went 15 yards at the most. I've put my 30-06 in the closet because I love hunting with my short-barreled, lever action Marlin 336SS.
November 19, 2007