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.357mag LEVERevolution

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by drew2500, Feb 5, 2011.

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  1. drew2500

    drew2500 Member

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    I went out yesterday and got a box of the 140gr 357mag leverevolution. I only have a 6" GP100 to shoot them in. I have heard that they don't perform too well out of a revolver. I decided to pull the red tip out of one of the bullets and it makes a mean looking hollowpoint. Has anyone else tried this? I haven't had a chance to test it out.
     
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    I have read that they had increased velocity out of all revolvers that were used in the testing - but I can't remember the magazine I got the info from. Accuracy was also on par with any other bullet IIRC.

    So, I guess I'm wondering what you've heard about them and poor performance in revolvers.
     
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    I can't remember where I read it, but it had to do with the bullet itself. The bullet seemed to perform better from a rifle cause of the longer barrel, it needed the higher velocity. I don't know too much about these loads so I could be wrong.
     
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    357 Hornady 140 grain flextip out of a S & W M-28 6 inch barrel

    low - 1356 fps
    High - 1461 fps
    E.S. - 105 fps
    avg. - 1409 fps
    S.D. - 33
     
  5. drew2500

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    Has anyone shot one of these after pulling the red tip out?
     
  6. HelterSkelter

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    the red tip is just there to make it more aerodynamic, if it hits a hard target the red tip comes out and it makes it a hollow point if i remember correctly.
     
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    ......and so you can safely use a pointy tipped bullet in a tubular magazine......thus the name, Leverevolution. Both of these benefits are moot when using them in a .357 revolver.
     
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    If only Buffalo Bore would come out with LEVERevolution slugs on their ammo. I bet the 140s would be something like 2300 fps from a Marlin 18 inch 1894!

    And from a 4 inch .357 revolver around 1500!

    Deaf
     
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    Out of my Contender w/20" MGM barrel, they'll print a clover leaf group at 50 yds. I have yet to try them out of a decent revolver.
     
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