Do you think the leverevoultion round would be good to use in a carry revolver in addition to a carbine chambered for the same cartridge?
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August 30, 2008, 03:57 AM
I think so, the tip acts as a wedge to initiate expansion. In a snubby revolver you don't get as much velocity as with a longer barrel, and this would help!
August 30, 2008, 09:22 AM
The main advantage of the leverevolution bullet is that it retains down-range velocity without threatening a chain-fire in a tubular magazine. For cartridges you expect to shoot at 100yds plus, this is useful. For a short-range defensive cartridge like the .38spl, I think it's a little goofy. Might as well go with Gold Dots or LSWCHP rather than complicating the technology for little perceivable gain.
On the other hand, if you're hot-loading them for your carbine up into traditional Elmer Keith territory, it makes some sense, as long as your revolver can safely handle the pressures.
Of course Hornady isn't offering the bullet heads loose, so it's all moot.
I think a hot combo would be a Marlin 1894C/.357 with leverevolutions on top of Lil'Gun, matched to a 4-5/8" Ruger Blackhawk to handle the same - outside of .38spl range, tho.
August 30, 2008, 11:51 AM
They don't make 38 Special LEVERevolution ammo.
Only .357 & .44 Mag + the rifle calibers.
August 30, 2008, 12:02 PM
I couldn't find it on their web site. I'd like to try some in 44 caliber. It would be good if they start offering the bullets for reloading.
Maybe someone will make a soft tip that can be glued to existing hollow points.
August 30, 2008, 12:05 PM
On the website, you go to ammunition - handgun, caliber.
It is lised for .357 and .44 Mag with the other loads for them.