Originally Posted by willieb1989
I was wondering if anyone knows whats different about the Hornady Lever Revolutions campared to say a box of winchester. And what different you have to do to the reloading the lever revolution.
I have only loaded my own Hornady FTX bullets, I've never used their loaded ammunition. On the other hand,I've only used Winchester loaded ammunition. I have used Winchester 170gr Power Points at targets and they shoot well. I have hit with them on a 8 x 12" steel target with iron sights, at 300 yards more times than not.
The FTX bullet has a better ballistic coefficient, therefore it will cut the wind better, retain velocity at distance better while in turn, retain energy further.
I can't tell you about terminal ballistics since I haven't hunted with them yet.
The only problem I have loading them is my Lee bullet seating die will not seat the bullet to the cannelure. That is using the FTX bullet designed for the Winchester; I've noticed the other 30 cal FTX designed for the Marlin, is longer forward of the cannelure, so they would work better in my die. It is up in the air whether they then would work in my Winchester.
But use a spent primer inside my die to give me that extra length I need to seat it sufficiently.
Hope that helps.