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Old 01-11-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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I tried Hornadyís LEVERevolution in my 336 and the gun didnít like it. From what I can gather, the 336ís are split 50/50 on liking and not liking the ammo.

Iím considering a new Henry 30-30 or 45-70, and Iím wondering how itíll shoot the LEVERevolution. Any experience positive or negative?
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:36 PM   #2
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My .444 Marlin won't cycle the Leverevolution ammo either.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:19 PM   #3
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My 336 in .30-30 likes it fine.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:56 PM   #4
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No personal experience but I suspect a Henry will shoot the Leverevo bullets just fine. It is the micro-groove rifling on the Marlins that is the problem. The micro-groove barrels need more suface contact to engage the rifling and the leverevo bullet profile doesn't lend well to that. That is why "most" marlins shoot 170gr bullets better than the 150.

I've owned three marlin 30-30's only one shot the hornady ammo decent.

Older Marlins with the Ballard rifling or the newer model designed for the Hornady ammo shoot it well.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:21 PM   #5
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Both mine and my dads older marlins shoot it great. My buddies Henry shoots it well also.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:42 PM   #6
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I have a Henry 357Magnum and it cycles it fine!
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:54 PM   #7
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My Marlin 336 in 30-30 likes the Leverevolition ok, but it's better with Federal Fusion
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:09 PM   #8
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What kind of groups are yall getting?
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:19 PM   #9
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My son has the Henry 30-30 and it shoots the Hornady Leverevolution awesome!
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:37 AM   #10
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Thanks
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:45 AM   #11
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Federal Fusions have performed flawlessly in my Henry 308.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:22 AM   #12
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My 45-70 shoots it fine.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:15 PM   #13
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I shoot the bottom of the line Marlin 30AS in 30/30. 1980's mfg. It loves the lever revolution. Gives me just about 1" groups at 100yds. The 60's era 336 I have, likes the 150gr flatnose. I would imagine the modern Henry rifles to shoot the modern loads available, unless cowboy action calibers for lead bullets.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:19 PM   #14
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My .444 Marlin won't cycle the Leverevolution ammo either.
Dale. Where did you snag the trip 4? I have been looking for one for a while.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:25 PM   #15
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Dale. Where did you snag the trip 4? I have been looking for one for a while.


Euless Guns & Ammo ordered it for me.


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Old 01-12-2018, 10:33 PM   #16
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Since we are talking about Hornady’s LEVERevolution... I have 8 brand new boxes of the Hornady LEVERevolution 30-30 140 grain I am selling if anybody is interested. Usually sells for around $30 a box. I'd take $14 a box for a FTF meet up in Aledo (15 minutes west of Fort Worth). PM if interested. Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:47 PM   #17
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Since we are talking about Hornadyís LEVERevolution... I have 8 brand new boxes of the Hornady LEVERevolution 30-30 140 grain I am selling if anybody is interested. Usually sells for around $30 a box. I'd take $14 a box for a FTF meet up in Aledo (15 minutes west of Fort Worth). PM if interested. Thanks!
At that price Iíd be interested in trying a few boxes. Iíve only tried the 160s in my 336
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:05 AM   #18
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At that price Iíd be interested in trying a few boxes. Iíve only tried the 160s in my 336

PM sent. Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:44 AM   #19
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What kind of groups are yall getting?
The Marlins I've owned were 2"@100 yards or real close to it with most factory ammo. For what I use them for that is plenty good enough so I never tried to do better.

I did have a Glenfield (sans barrel-band) that was more accurate than the other two and it would shoot the Federal 170gr ammo close to an inch for 2-3 shots. It was the only one that shot the 160gr Lever revolution ammo decently.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:51 PM   #20
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I have 2 1970 336 30-30 Marlins and they don't like the LEVERevolution at all. I have a Henry 30-30 that shoots it fine. 1.5" group. Someone else might do better, I'm pretty shaky now.
I have an old Marlin 44 Mag and a Henry 44 Mag and both shoot the LEVERevolution very well.

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Old 01-14-2018, 05:47 PM   #21
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For the older Marlins that don’t feed the Leverevelution it is usually the follower the older rifles have a flat face on the follower they sell a dished faced follower that will usually solve the problem.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:17 PM   #22
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My .444 Marlin won't cycle the Leverevolution ammo either.
Change the follower and it will

If yours ain’t cycling the first round their is a little trick that works. When you load the last round push it all the way into the tube with a pencil or something and let it ride back out.

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Old 01-15-2018, 03:18 PM   #23
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Dale. Where did you snag the trip 4? I have been looking for one for a while.
There has been a ported straight stock P on Texashunting for a while
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:22 PM   #24
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I’ll take all that ammo droptine if you still have it and can wait till the date in my PM.
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:45 PM   #25
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There has been a ported straight stock P on Texashunting for a while
Thanks !! I will look.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:19 PM   #26
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Didn't read all posts but my '73 .45LC won't cycle them well. Rubber tip makes them to long.
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:22 PM   #27
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For the older Marlins that donít feed the Leverevelution it is usually the follower the older rifles have a flat face on the follower they sell a dished faced follower that will usually solve the problem.


That's awesome.......what's a follower?


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Old 01-15-2018, 04:26 PM   #28
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The follower is in the magazine at the end of the magazine spring
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Old 01-15-2018, 04:28 PM   #29
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That's awesome.......what's a follower?


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Lol Dale. Itís the thingamajig in the tube that goes between yer bullets and the spring.

Ranger Point Precision probably has what you need.

http://www.rangerpointprecision.com


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Old 01-15-2018, 04:52 PM   #30
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Ranger Point Precision probably has what you need.
http://www.rangerpointprecision.com

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My Marlin feeds the LeverRev fine, but for $26 it is a simple install and non expensive upgrade. With the blue follower, easy to tell if gun is unloaded also.

Mike D to the rescue! ...again Appreciate all your tips Mike.
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:22 PM   #31
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Ranger Point does great leverwork and is very innovative.

The factory new model orange one works just fine though.
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