Hornadays Leverevolution for 30-30

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  1. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

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    has anyone loaded for this? I see the bullets are available, but havent seen the Leverevolution powder yet.

    does this bullet require a diffrent die to properly seat the bullet due to the flexable tip?
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    While I haven't tried to reload with this bullet, I do like it! Turned my 30-30 into a 150 to 200 yard shooter. I'm sure that the flexable tip won't make any difference in the re-loading process.
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    I shot a quick question to one of my good friends I grew up with. He is a shooter on Team Hornady and he may know or can find out and when powder may be available. I will let you know when he gets back to me.
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    I've been wondering about powder too,but in a Marlin 45/70GG....a local gunsmith retired and I bought 6 boxes for $15 each-stout and accurate-now I want to load my own.
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    Thanks terryu1!

    I have the Hornaday reloding manuel (8th edition) that has the reloading info for this bullet and powder in 165 gn bullet with powder listed. I have shot the factory load and where I was hitting the target at 150 yds before..with these I hit about 1/2 to 3/4 inch high! so will have to resight scope for them!


    zant, my manuel shows the 325 Leverevolution bullet for the 45-70, but does not show it using the Leverevolution powder. it shows IMR 4198, H 4198, VIHT N-120, A1680,RL-7 and A2230 powders being used.


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    He didn't get back to me yet. Do you have any specific questions. I will ask him or I will call him tomorrow at his shop. He may not be home as he travels quite a bit for competitions and he also has to do some "booth time" at shows and seminars for Hornady.
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    I load the ftx over 33 gr of LVR, trim length 2.030" with an overall length of 2.535. It will shoot 1 moa out of my Marlin 336 glenfield if i do my part. Powder meters well too.
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    Yes! I have seen the heaver bullets for the 30-30, but the manuel only shows the 165, is this the only recommended load for the 30-30 or will Hornaday be listing others in the 9th edition? if so would he share the recipe for the 180 gn sst?

    that is the one I am most interested in.
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    maybee similar to nosler poly tips??
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    Well I tried facebook and called his shop and got voicemail. That is normal for him so I dropped him an email on his personal account so I should hear something in next day or two. I asked about all the concerns and the recipe for the 180 grn as you asked. I am not sure if he knows as he really does not need to reload as Hornady supplies him cases of anything he needs to practice.


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    Got my answer and bottom line is he does not know. Here it is

    Hello Terry

    Sorry I can't answer either of your
    Questions. Call the Hornady customer
    service, they'll be able to give you answers.

    All good here. Still shooting. I closed
    The furniture store and started building
    Rifles. Best thing I ever did. Good
    hearing from you.



    Sent from my iPhone

    Regards,
    Carl
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    I totally missed the second question you posted. I use RCBS dies for the 30-30 without any issue with the tip. I recall seeing an insert specially made for the ftx bullets for the hornady dies... Cant recall where though.
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    I load the Hornday 165 Gr. FTX rounds for my Marlin 336. I use the standard round nose seater plug and haven't had a problem. The powder Hornday uses is Hodgdon LeverEvolution powder. I currently use 29.3 Gr. IMR8208XBR with mine and I am getting 2400+- FPS out the barrel and can pack them in a inch at 100 yards.
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