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    Leverevolution Bullets

    Has anyone done any reloading with the Leverevolution bullets yet?
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    Nope...but I would if I could get them around here. Looks like they'd be great for the .444.
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    MidwayUSA has them. I just ordered some. I wish I had a chrony, becuase the real advantage of these bullets is retained downrange energy, but that's hard to measure unless you know where you are starting.

    I was hoping someone might have loaded and chrongraphed some in a levergun with a regular length barrel.

    The data tells me that this 160gr bullet will carry 1050ft/lbs of energy out to 250yds if launched at 2300 fps. The trajectory will be quite similar to a 150gr rn bullet launched at 2400, but the 150 gr rn bullet will drop to below 1,000 ft/lbs of energy somewhere just around 180 yds.

    Hornady claims 2400 fps with their factory powder and a 24" barrel, so I am not quite sure whether I can get 2300 fps in a standard 20" barrel. Regardles the higher BC will be an inprovement over any round nosed bullet, if I can get decent accuracy out of it.

    I really need to get a chronograph, but alas I'm destitute. My load manual says you can get 2330 with a 170gr at a max charge of 34.1 gr of the powder I'm using, but again that is probably from a 24" test barrel. I wonder if the 10gr difference in bullet weight (160 v. 170) will make up for the 4 fewer inches in barrel lenght. Any thoughts, speculation, conjecture?
    Last edited by sgtD; February 6th, 2009 at 05:17 PM.
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    Speculation would lead me to believe that the 10 grain weight difference would not make up for the loss in speed over the length of the 4" barrel.

    You could just use a faster powder, which burns completely in a shorter barrel.Check out the manuals and see what the difference is.
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    Roger that Hotguns.
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