Hornady® LEVERevolution™ Rifle Centerfire Ammo
Used this ammo in my Magnum Research BFR 45/70 pistol. Mainly bought this ammo because of the weight and speed of the bullet. I wanted a lighter, faster load with less recoil for the pistol. In my rifle I use the heaver 430 grain load (different manufacture) which is a little slower but has more stopping power. I also found out that Marlin recommends a different extractor to use this ammo in their rifle so I won't be doing that. Very accurate in my pistol with 5 kill shots (1 bullseye) right out of the box. I'll just have to carry 2 different loads and keep separate.
July 6, 2014
My 13-year-old son shoots these in his Henry lever action 30-30 and they are very consistent. We've had very good luck with Hornady ammunition in most of our long rifles and our pistol recently.
December 10, 2013
Best Ammunition for My Rifle
This ammunition performs better in my rifle than any other ammunition that I have tried. I have tried several different brands and types.
June 15, 2013
accurate, but will not cycle in marlin rifles
I took this ammo to the range to sight in my Marlin 444xlr. The first shot was as expected, until, that is, I tried to cycle another round. The spent cartridge would not extract! I finally pried it out, and tried again. This time all went as expected, with a smooth extraction. However the third time the case was so stuck that I had to take the rifle home and use a rod to punch it out. I called Marlin and was told that in order to use Hornady LeverEvolution ammunition, a different extractor is required. Hard to justify purchasing and installing a modified extractor just for a brand of ammo. Sorry, not going to do it.
May 16, 2013