Hornady® LEVERevolution™ Rifle Centerfire Ammo
I purchased my first .444 marlin lever action rife. I have been a high caliber rifle hunter for years. This ammo with this rifle has changed my hunting. My state lets us use theese types of rifles for muzzleload seasons. I though I'd give one a try. With this ammo I shot tight grouping at 200,300 yards. The ammo is slightly more expensive than my 7mm. But the power and accuracy of this ammo, makes it my #1 gun from now own.
September 4, 2007
bought out the store
I bought a box 30-30 and went to sight in my marlin at the range. After adjusting to these new bullets and scope. I shot groups from 1/1/2 to 2 inches at 100 yards . These bullets have extreme range for a 30-30. When I got done I went back to the store and bought every box they had in stock.
August 23, 2007
A New Life for an Old Rifle
Heard about the balistics on this new cartdrige really couldn't believe the data so I just had to buy a box. Boy was I in for a huge suprise, used my 32 year-old Marlin 336C (the first gun my dad ever gave me) and after some sight adustment was poping a 5 gal. bucket top @200 yds. (no I didn't belive it at first either) no problem. So just for giggles I purchased a Burris 3X9X40 Fullfield II scope and mounts and dialed everthing in to 200 yds. Old Tired Iron just became my new favorite gun again. Never Thought I would scope a 100 yd. brush gun in my life!!!!!
July 6, 2007
45-70 DOES NOT MEET THE HYPE
ORIGINAL 45-70 AMMUNITION WAS ACCURATE AND FACTORY ADVERTISED AT 2050 FPS. IT AVERAGED 2100 FPS IN MY 1885 HI WALL. NEW LOT READS 1875 FPS. THIS IS ALMOST 10% BELOW HORNADY ADVERTISED SPECS.
FACTORY BULLET DROP IS NOW 6.6 " LOW AT 200yds AND 30.3" LOW AT 300yds. THE ORIGINAL ADVERTISED SPECS WERE 4.1" & 27.8" LOW AT 200 & 300 yds. I ORIGINALLY PURCHASED THIS AMMUNITION BECAUSE IT WAS RELATIVLY HOT FOR A FACTORY LOAD. THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE. I HAVE NOT SHOT THIS NEW LOT FOR ACCURACY. NOT INTERESTED IN SHOOTING ANOTHER LAME 45-70 LOAD.
April 18, 2007