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Anyone use the leverevolution ammo in 30-30 for black bear. I hunt the northeast US and thought about giving them a try. I love them for whitetail.

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I did some reading today. My only concern (other than the points) was expansion under 100yds. That Barnes bullet really seems to hold its own though. I'd do it. They shoot great out of my 45/70 that's for sure. I'd probably feel more confident with that out of a 30-30 than a Nosler or Cor-Lokt. Go for it. The price is nice too! Thumbs up

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thanks for the input. I was also concerned about expansion at short yardage. It was nerve racking to load a pointed bullet into a tubular magazine, but so far they work as advertised.

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Welcome to the site. I wouldn't worry about those bullets. The ballistic type tips are hard plastic and work like a wedge on the bullet. The leverovelution tips are soft to keep from fireing the round in front in the magazine. They probably fall apart on impact.

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So I guess these things are all they are hyped up to be. I'm interested in getting a hold of some for a 45/70. Any of you fellas have any ballistics with respects to the 45/70 regarding the leverrevolution pills? Might be good on elk or deer... I'm assuming they have a fair assortment of bullet sizes for the 45/70.

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They only have one. It's a 325gr and delivers something like 2200/2300 velocity/energy at the muzzle. I shot a box out of my 45/70 and was very impressed with the consistant grouping and light kick. Very impressive. They are not expensive either, which is a big plus for that cartridge. You've gotta try them out for yourself. Thumbs up I just havn't shot any game with them. Yet.

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Those ballistics look similar to the buffalo bore rounds. I imagine, from what I've read/heard, that they hold their trajectory longer and do it with less recoil than the buffalo bore rounds. Now I've got a good excuse to head over to Cabelas... start off with one objective in mind and come back with a trunk load of new toys. May make for a perfect Sunday.

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Cabela's has a new lever-gun scope that they claim is made to be used especially with the leveRevolution cartridges. The scope is suppose to have tick marks lower on the cross hair for further shots. If you're looking for new toys, you might want to try it. Yes From what I've read, the cartridge has a flatter trajectory, and the big deal is that it's offering sustained velocity rates past 200 yds.

I noticed that Speer has a 280gr for the 45/70, has anyone seen a factory load in this?

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I've always enjoyed lever guns. Now with this new ammo they have become serious hunting tools in my opinion.

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I think they were always a serious hunting tool in the heavy brush. This new cartridge though has taken the lever from the brush to more open terrain. I new life for the traditional lever gun. Thumbs up

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Just Tried Leverevolution On Black Bear Using The 444 Marlin

Just getting back home last week from my trip to Maine for black bear. The outfitter was horrible but, the Leverevolution ammo is incredible. I was putting less then 1 inch shot groups with this ammo @ 50 yards and while hunting a small 170 pound bear came into my baited sight on day 3.

I placed the crosshairs on the animal as it looked towards me squeezing off a single round between the shoulders right under it`s neck. I was horrified while looking in the scope to see the davastating effect the round inflicted upon striking it`s target.

The round put a 4 inch entrance wound in the animals chest and exited a small 2 inch hole near it`s rear end dropping the animal where it stood. If there was any doubts about this ammo before I left home, I have none now!

I highly recommend this ammo for both tightening up your shot groups on that lever action gun and the knockdown power it delivers upon impact....

Take Care
Louie S.

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