Hornady Leverevolution .348

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Hornady Leverevolution .348

#1 Post by getitdone1 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:45 pm

Wondering if the Hornady Leverevolution .348, 200 gr bullet is more explosive or penetrates less than the regular Hornady 200 gr .348?

I'm sure the Leverevolution shoots a little flatter with its pointed tip but is that aspect really significant for this type of cartridge?

Anyone here compared them?

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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#2 Post by mod71alaska » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:00 pm

Hi Don, I didn't know the Hornady Leverevolution was available in .348. What seems to be the going price and who's carrying it? I went through all my ammo last week and have half a dozen extra boxes (more than I think I need!) of 200gr. Winchester Silvertips if you need some.

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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#3 Post by WinM71 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:05 pm

Victor,
The Hornady 200gr FTX bullet is available as a component, but there isn't loaded LeveRevolution ammo available.
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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#4 Post by mod71alaska » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:58 pm

Sorry, meant as a PM

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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#5 Post by elmo123 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:24 am

I have shot a few groups with them and they are not any more accurate than the flat point Hornady. They also shoot to the same point of aim.

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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#6 Post by OldWin » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:18 pm

I shot a moose four years ago with the old Hornady 200gr flat point with complete penetration. There was a three foot diameter cloud of red mist out the back side. I would be interested to know if the leveRevolution opened a little quicker at a lower velocity. It may be an option to add a little versatility to this cartridge.
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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#7 Post by getitdone1 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:08 pm

mod71alaska wrote:Hi Don, I didn't know the Hornady Leverevolution was available in .348. What seems to be the going price and who's carrying it? I went through all my ammo last week and have half a dozen extra boxes (more than I think I need!) of 200gr. Winchester Silvertips if you need some.

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mod71alaska,

See where Midway USA has them for 38.99, box of 100--bullets.

Thanks for the offer of the Silvertips. What are you asking for them? Is this Winchester factory loaded ammo?

I know the 200 gr Hornady penetrates well. Would the Silvertips penetrate less than the Hornadys?

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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#8 Post by BigSky56 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:09 pm

from my experience in 30-30 & 35 rem the FTX bullets are not as tough a the interlock and I wouldnt use them on elk or bigger they open to fast and wont hold up to shoulder shots, might be ok if the animal was standing broadside but if you hit to far foreword you are in for a footrace. danny

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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#9 Post by buckeyeshooter » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:30 am

BigSky56 wrote:from my experience in 30-30 & 35 rem the FTX bullets are not as tough a the interlock and I wouldnt use them on elk or bigger they open to fast and wont hold up to shoulder shots, might be ok if the animal was standing broadside but if you hit to far foreword you are in for a footrace. danny
That's being kind to them! My experience is that they are varmit bullets, blowing up on impact. I have shot them in 35 Rem, 308 me, 44 mag and 45/70. I would not even think of them for a mighty .348!!

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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#10 Post by getitdone1 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:04 am

buckeyeshooter wrote:
BigSky56 wrote:from my experience in 30-30 & 35 rem the FTX bullets are not as tough a the interlock and I wouldnt use them on elk or bigger they open to fast and wont hold up to shoulder shots, might be ok if the animal was standing broadside but if you hit to far foreword you are in for a footrace. danny
That's being kind to them! My experience is that they are varmit bullets, blowing up on impact. I have shot them in 35 Rem, 308 me, 44 mag and 45/70. I would not even think of them for a mighty .348!!
buckeyeshooter,

Well......that's what I was after with my initial post. Varmit/self-defense bullets for my Browning model 71 carbine. Don't expect to use them a lot but will sure give them a try. I'll see how they compare with other .348 loads on plastic milk jugs filled with water. Bullet found in 1st or 2nd jug is what I'd like to see. Fragments, only--even better.

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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#11 Post by tman » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:06 pm

FTX should flatten trajectory and retain energy better past 200 yards. With my .348WCF, 200 yards is max, generally closer for game. However, the FTX may be the ticket for an elk at 300. Great to have options. :D

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Re: Hornady Leverevolution .348

#12 Post by tman » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:08 pm

That said, I'd like to see HORNADY load the .348 WCF. with their magic superformance powders with a 250 grain flatpoint, instead :idea:

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