Hornady® LEVERevolution™ Rifle Centerfire Ammo
These babies are awesome ! I will never shoot another type of ammo through my .35 Marlin again. At first my .35 kept jamming when I would cycle through a few rounds like when you unload a lever action. So I contacted Marlin and they told me to send it to them. I did and it never jammed again, free of charge too. I've been impressed with these rounds at the range and last deer season they impressed me in the field. One shot dropped him in his tracks.
August 3, 2011
Upon using, or I should say trying to use, these cartridges they repeatedly jammed in my Uberti Model 1873 45LC Lever Action. The plastic tips are too long and always hang-up in the chamber. I would not recommend these cartridges to anyone planning on using them in a similar Uberti model.
July 3, 2011
bad for winchester 94
cant hit the paper with a pre 1955 or 50 winchester 94. balistic trajectory dosent follow the iron sights for regular 30-30 shells. need one of them forgin made lever guns or a marlin to shoot this that can mount a scope unles you want to have to kentuckey windage every shot cannot make a 100 yd or any yard zero with factory winchester sights. has flatter trajectory and biger cloud of dirt from the bank than a 170 power point but need a lever gun that can mount a scope. makes beter touch screen cell phone stylus than pre 1955 winchester 94 ammunition. would be nice if hornady made to match default balistics instead of excede and make worth less to some of us.
would only reccoment to a friend if they have a scoped lever gun. purchased at my local bass pro.
February 20, 2011
long range accuracy out of a brush gun
My Marlin 45-70 loves this ammo. At 150 yards I can shoot a 3 shot pattern with all 3 holes touching. At 100 yards the pattern looks less like mickey mouse and more like one extremely large hole. I have not found a reload or a factory load that comes close to this accuracy. As for stopping power.... Well the entry hole is nearly a half inch. I have never had a problem with a deer running far after being shot with a 45-70 regardless of ammo choice.
February 12, 2011