I use the LeverEvolutions in 45-70 for deer hunting in the brush with my Contender equipped with a laminated thumbhole stock and bushnell scope with BDC. All I have to say about them in the brush is that those saplings dont stand a chance and dont effect the trajector much at all.
I have tried some in my 35 Rem and they worked great for accuracy, but I just don't like them. I am a hard cast bullet guy in my lever action rifles. 30-30, 35 Rem and 45-70. I am more than sure they will work great though.
I got a catalog and a DVD from Hornady Sat. On the DVD they show what happens with the bullet. That soft tip enlarges going backward and starts expansion. But to me it seems like a gimic the sell bullets to lever fans and I dearly love Hornady. I'm in Redhawks corner. Were I shooting rifles that use them, I'd go with hard cast bullets.
I purchased these new rounds for both my 45-70 & my 450. When I FINALLY pull a slug from a bear I will let you know. 'til then it's just whistl'in in the wind.
Actually either one of these calibers will do the job if SHOT PLACEMENT is right!
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...