Hornady® LEVERevolution™ Rifle Centerfire Ammo
Click with 30-30 shells
Not very happy with this new ammo. I've read a lot of good reviews about this ammo and I purchased 2 boxes. When I went to site in my gun with these new shells I was excited. When I got to my 5th shell the gun went "CLICK "! Took the shell out and put it back in, then the gun fired. I didn't think anything of it after shooting the rest of the box with no problem.
I went hunting my next day off. I got up in my stand around 6:15am. About 30 min. later I hear something behind me. I turned around and there is this 10 point buck coming my way ! The biggest I have ever seen. My heart is racing faster than ever. I get him in my sites, hold my breath and squeeze the trigger ..... " CLICK "!
"NO"! I thought to my self. The deer looks at me and runs off waving that white flag every hunter hates to see. Needless to say I did not hunt the rest of this gun season, I was to angry. I do not recommend these Leverevolutions to any one!
I will STICK with my BOW!
Missing a chance of a life time!!!
December 3, 2006
I was amazed at the performance of the .30-30 rounds for range and velocity and impact. That was last year, this year I purchased a New Marlin 1895XLR in .45-70 and was again amazed at the performance.
I just read the article in Shooting Times about the 'New 308 Marlin Express' and am waiting for 2007 to see if Marlin Firearms Delivers a New XLR Chambered in that Caliber so I can Purchase it as soon as it becomes available.
December 1, 2006
A new reason to pick up my 30-30
After reading about this ammo in a magazine. I dusted off my 30-30 after 20 years in the gun safe. Took some old blunt nose ammo and on box of new... plus the pointed hornady's. These bullets don't even compare, its night and day. The ballistics are amazing and give a whole new reason to start shooting the 30-30. I put 85 rounds through it that first day. Tight groupings, amazing trajectory and at 100 yards I found it to be about 5” higher than the old blunt nose ammo. You can have confidence out to 200 yards easy. At 400 yards I had shot groups 2.75 inches. Never in my life did I think that could happen.
November 29, 2006
30-30 Hornady Leverevolution Ammo
Read all the literature and decided to give the bullets a try in my 50+ year old WesternField 30-30. At 100 yds, I shot 1.5" groups, something I'd never done before off of sandbags.
Based off of those results, I bought a Marlin 336XLR and headed to the range. Once the gun was dialed in, I produced a 3 shot group at 200 yds that was 1.25"!!!!!! Absolutely amazing! Plan to try it on the "real deal" this week!
November 13, 2006