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Old 03-08-2007, 01:16 PM
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Recently I won a Marlin 1895G in a 45/70 cal. I have been hearing rave reviews on the new leverevolution ammo from Hornaday. Mostly I will use the rifle as a brush gun for whitetails. Any comments on the leverevolutions? Or should I stick with the old 300 grain blunt nose ammo?
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:43 PM
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I shoot them in my .450 and they shot really well. I haven't tried them out past 125 yards but when they hit you know it. We have a old red oak tree we use as a stop behind our target and the whole tree will shake when they hit it. Mine will group right around an inch at the range.
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:51 PM
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I've been shooting them in my .444 Marlin for a few months. They are very impressive... I'd recommend them. They would likely knock the snot out of a whitetail in 45/70.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:41 PM
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They are much better than the old flat nosed ammo.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:01 AM
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I must agree.. this ammo seems to be the best around. I have been shooting it also and love it. It hits hard and groups wonderful. I think you'll like it, just like we do. Give it a try !!
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:09 AM
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I know that vast majority of folks have had really good results from the leverrevolution ammo, but my brief trial did not work well. I shot some through my marlin 336 30-30 and I got at least 2 feet of drop at 200 yards from them with it sighted in 3" high @ 100 yards. Like I said it was a brief trial, like 9 shots, but not what I hoped for. I will try it again, but not too worried as any time I would use my 30-30 it would be when expecting shots 100 or so yards and shorter.
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:01 PM
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Something must be wrong. The 160 30-30 round when sighted 3 inches high at 100 yard hits .2 low at 200 and 12.1 inches low at 300 yards. We tried them in my brothers Marlin and they were about right on that level. Maybe it was a bad box.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:17 AM
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I know that vast majority of folks have had really good results from the leverrevolution ammo, but my brief trial did not work well. I shot some through my marlin 336 30-30 and I got at least 2 feet of drop at 200 yards from them with it sighted in 3" high @ 100 yards. Like I said it was a brief trial, like 9 shots, but not what I hoped for. I will try it again, but not too worried as any time I would use my 30-30 it would be when expecting shots 100 or so yards and shorter.
Yes, something is wrong! When sighted dead-on at 100 yards, my .50 cal. muzzleloader is only -24" at 200, and that's with a round ball at 1850 FPS MV!
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:35 AM
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I know that vast majority of folks have had really good results from the leverrevolution ammo, but my brief trial did not work well. I shot some through my marlin 336 30-30 and I got at least 2 feet of drop at 200 yards from them with it sighted in 3" high @ 100 yards. Like I said it was a brief trial, like 9 shots, but not what I hoped for. I will try it again, but not too worried as any time I would use my 30-30 it would be when expecting shots 100 or so yards and shorter.
Even though this 30-30 talk is OT in this thread, I am going to respond here. The last statement in Red Lion's post should sum it up for 30-30 shooters. I have read the claims about LeverEv ammo and am actually a huge fan of the stuff since I killed 4 deer and 3 hogs with it, BUT a 30-30 rifle is still not a 200 yard gun (though you CAN kill game at that distance). It sounds like Red Lion is like me, and when I take my 30-30, I know my shots are going to be 100 yards or under. If I even have an idea that a 100+ yard shot might present itself, I will take my 308 or 30-06. TO ME, this is just a good rule of thumb to prevent the wounding of game due to trying to stretch a caliber beyond it's intended purpose. My 2 cents only.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:09 AM
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ORIGINAL: Red Lion

I know that vast majority of folks have had really good results from the leverrevolution ammo, but my brief trial did not work well. I shot some through my marlin 336 30-30 and I got at least 2 feet of drop at 200 yards from them with it sighted in 3" high @ 100 yards. Like I said it was a brief trial, like 9 shots, but not what I hoped for. I will try it again, but not too worried as any time I would use my 30-30 it would be when expecting shots 100 or so yards and shorter.
Even though this 30-30 talk is OT in this thread, I am going to respond here. The last statement in Red Lion's post should sum it up for 30-30 shooters. I have read the claims about LeverEv ammo and am actually a huge fan of the stuff since I killed 4 deer and 3 hogs with it, BUT a 30-30 rifle is still not a 200 yard gun (though you CAN kill game at that distance). It sounds like Red Lion is like me, and when I take my 30-30, I know my shots are going to be 100 yards or under. If I even have an idea that a 100+ yard shot might present itself, I will take my 308 or 30-06. TO ME, this is just a good rule of thumb to prevent the wounding of game due to trying to stretch a caliber beyond it's intended purpose. My 2 cents only.
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