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Hornady Ammo 450 Marlin 325 Grain FTX (Flex Tip) LEVERevolution

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marlin 450 overview:

The hornady marlin 450 ammo a firearms cartridge designed as a modernized equivalent to the .45-70 cartridge.
It was designed by a joint team of Marlin and Hornady engineers headed by Hornady’s Mitch Mittelstaedt and was released in 2000.
Its cartridges manufactured by Hornady and rifles manufactured by Marlin, mainly the Model 1895M levergun.
The Browning BLR is also now available in .450 Marlin chambering, as is the Ruger No. 1.
Marlin ceased manufacture of the 1895M rifle in 2009. It is not known if or when this model will be available again.
LEVERevolution 450-Marlin represents a breakthrough in ammo design for lever action rifles and revolvers.
The key to its innovation and performance is the patented elastomer Flex Tip technology of the FTX and MonoFlex bullets.
Safe to use in tubular magazines,.
These bullets feature higher ballistic coefficients and deliver dramatically flatter trajectory for increased down range performance.
You must be 21 years or older to order ammunition. Ammunition must ship UPS ground.
Due to safety considerations and legal/regulatory reasons, Ammunition may not be returned.
Please check local laws before ordering.
By ordering this Ammunition, you certify you are of legal age and satisfy all federal, state and local legal/regulatory requirements to purchase this Ammunition.

Ever since its introduction in 2006, LEVERevolution ammunition has brought grandpa’s lever action rifle out of retirement and turned it into a firearm everyone is shooting.

Featuring a soft polymer flex tip, it’s tough enough to stand up to a jacketed bullet, but soft enough so it won’t dent the primer of the round in front of it or cause accidental firing in a lever gun.

This new technology makes LEVERevolution cartridges safe in tubular magazines. LEVERevolution ammunition features up to 40% more energy than traditional flat point loads and travels up to 250 fps faster. Feed your lever gun with a box today!

The patented Flex Tip Expanding (FTX) bullet features an interlocking design that keeps the core of the bullet and the jacket together creating a deeper penetrating, more humane kill.

Not only that, they offer controlled expansion, enhanced accuracy and the delivery of flatter trajectories.

This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.

Made In United States of America
WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Does Hornady still make 450-Marlin ammo?

NOTE: The innovative LEVERevolution FTX and MonoFlex bullet designs may require a newer magazine follower.
This is to provide best possible functioning of the last round out of the magazine in certain guns.
Buy Hornady ammo to get 450-marlin bullets reloading that are accurate, consistent, and always dependable.
While ballistically similar to the .45-70, the .450 Marlin was not developed from the .45-70. Rather, the .450 Marlin was developed from the wildcat.
.458×2″ American, which was based on the .458 Winchester Magnum.[4]
This places the .450 Marlin in the .458 Winchester family of cartridges, though it is more easily understood as a “modernized” .45-70.
It is possible to handload the .45-70 to levels that can destroy older firearms such as the Trapdoor Springfield.
The .450 Marlin offers the ballistics of such “hot” .45-70 loads without the risk of chambering in firearms that cannot handle its higher pressure.
450 marlin ammo
The belt has been modified to prevent it from chambering in smaller-bore 7 mm Magnum or .338 Magnum rifles.[5]
The .45-70 and .450 Marlin cannot be cross-chambered, but rifles chambered for the American can be modified to fire the .450 Marlin.[6]
Visually, the case resembles that of the .458 Winchester Magnum with a wider belt.[7]
The cartridge is most useful for hunting big game at short ranges, being accurate at ranges of 150 to 175 yards (137 to 160 m).[4]
The cartridge is capable of taking any large game animal in North America including large elk, brown bear, and moose.
One potential advantage of the .450 Marlin was its ability to chamber easily in bolt-action rifles, essentially becoming a “.45-70 bolt action” cartridge.
This idea, however, was only utilized by one company: Steyr-Mannlicher.
However, many companies such as E.R. Shaw Inc.[8] and EABCO[9] have helped numerous owners convert their existing bolt-action rifles to .450 Marlin.
Fulfilling the cartridge’s inspired purpose.
Made In United States of America
WARNING: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
For more information go to – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

marlin 450 product  INFORMATION

Cartridge 450 Marlin
Grain Weight 325 Grains
Quantity 20 Round
Muzzle Velocity 2225 Feet Per Second
Muzzle Energy 3537 Foot Pounds
Bullet Style Polymer Tip
Bullet Brand And Model Hornady FTX
Lead Free No
Case Type Brass
Primer Boxer
Corrosive No
Reloadable Yes
G1 Ballistic Coefficient 0.23
Sectional Density 0.221
Test Barrel Length 24 Inches
Velocity Rating Supersonic
Country of Origin United States of America

DELIVERY INFORMATION

Shipping Weight 2.250 Pounds
DOT-Regulated Yes
Which is more powerful 450 Marlin or 45-70?
The 450 Marlin 325 gr FTX had the fastest muzzle velocity at 2,250 fps while the 45-70 430 gr magnum load came in second at 2,200 fps firing a bullet almost 100 grains heavier.

How powerful is a .450 Marlin?

450 Marlin ballistics are a 325gr FTX bullet at 2,225 fps (3,572 ft-lbs), a 405gr JFN bullet at 1,975 fps (3,507 ft-lbs), or a 500gr FMJ-FN bullet at 1,625 fps (2,931 ft-lbs).
Those loads have stout recoil, but also deliver heavy hitting, bone crushing power at short range.

Why was the 450 Marlin discontinued?

45-70. It was dropped after it became known that it would fit in a 7mm Rem. Mag. or . 338 Win

What ammo does a 450 Marlin shoot?

The . 450 Marlin has ballistics almost identical to magnum . 45-70 Government ammunition and the cartridge fires the same weight bullet approximately 600fps.
It is faster than lower pressure . 45-70 ammo intended for use in the Trapdoor Springfield.

Is 450 Marlin and 450 Bushmaster the same?

The primary difference is that the Marlin cartridge is a belted magnum cartridge, based on the . 458 Winchester Magnum..
The Bushmaster cartridge is designed to be used in a standard AR-15 receiver, based on the . 284 Winchester..

Is 450 Marlin ammo hard to find?

Most hunters in North American are probably familiar with the . 45-70 Government. However, the much newer .
The 450 Marlin cartridge is not nearly as well known.

How far can a 450 shoot accurately?

250 yards

How far will a 450 Bushmaster shoot accurately?

This cartridge will easily shoot accurately to 250 yards depending on the firearms and conditions after 250 the round will drop dramatically.
is 450 marlin dead:
Nope, 450 marlin is still produced and is sold at best price at AMMORAVINE
Here’s what you need to know about the 450 Marlin.
Most hunters in North American are probably familiar with the .45-70 Government.
However, the much newer .450 Marlin cartridge is not nearly as well known.
A favorite among lever-action enthusiasts, the .45-70 Government delivers hard hitting performance.
But hunters and shooters must exercise great care to realize the full potential of the cartridge.
For this reason, designers at Marlin and Hornady elected to build a brand new cartridge in the .450 Marlin in order to enable hunters to enjoy performance.
It is comparable to magnum .45-70 Government ammo in standard factory loads safe to use in all firearms chambered for the cartridge.
In this article, I’m going to discuss the history as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the .450 Marlin in detail.
I’ll also provide some information on how the .450 Marlin compares to the .45-70 Government so you can decide which one best fits your needs as a hunter.
Before we get started, I have an administrative note:
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450 Marlin History

First released all the way back in the 1870s, the .45-70 Government cartridge initially used black powder as a propellent.
The original black powder load for the cartridge fired a .45 caliber, 405 grain bullet at about 1,350 feet per second.
The cartridge delivered many decades of good service for the U.S. Army as well as for civilian hunters and shooters.
Interestingly, the .45-70 Govt enjoyed a big resurgence in popularity during the 20th Century and the use of modern smokeless propellants.
It has dramatically improved the ballistics of that cartridge.
While newer rifles like the Winchester 1886, Marlin 1895, and Ruger No. 1 are strong enough to handle more powerful .45-70 loadings.
That is not the case with the thousands of older Model 1873 “Trapdoor” Springfield rifles still in use with hunters and shooters.
Designed to fire the original .45-70 black powder load, those Trapdoor Springfields have a relatively weak action by modern standards.
For that reason, most .45-70 Government factory ammo is intentionally loaded to lower pressures for safe use in older rifles.
Most reloading manuals also have multiple sections of .45-70 Government loads tailored to specific rifles, with more conservative loadings.
It is for use in the Trapdoor Springfield along with some hotter loads intended for use in newer rifles with stronger actions.
Some of the big ammunition manufacturers also produce several different lines of magnum .45-70 Govt ammo for use in newer rifles.
All of those developments have created a situation where there are thousands of older rifles with weaker actions in common use in the United States.
Along with lots of handloading recipes and factory ammo choices that are not safe to use in those rifles.
Not surprisingly, despite many emphatic warnings printed in reloading manuals and on boxes of ammo.
Countless shooters have unintentionally destroyed untold numbers of Trapdoor Springfield rifles through the use of high pressure handloads or magnum .45-70 factory loads.
With all of this in mind, designers at Hornady and Marlin built a new cartridge offering performance on par with the hottest .45-70.
The Government loads while completely eliminating the risk of accidental use in rifles lacking a strong enough action to safely handle that increased pressure.
Released in 2000, the new .450 Marlin cartridge largely accomplished those goals.
Similar in appearance to the wildcat .458×2″ American cartridge, the .450 Marlin has a belted case to prevent chambering in a .45-70 Government rifle.
At the same time, the .450 Marlin has a longer belt than the .458×2″ or the .458 Win Mag (and similar cartridges) that precludes chambering in those rifles as well.
This difference in belt size is apparent in the photo below of a .458 Winchester Magnum compared to a .450 Marlin cartridge.
From the start, Marlin introduced a special version of their legendary Model 1895 lever-action rifle chambered in .450 Marlin and Hornady began producing ammo for the cartridge as well.
However, while Hornady and Marlin essentially achieved what they set out to accomplish with the .450 Marlin, the cartridge was not a smashing commercial success.
A decent number of hunters adopted the new cartridge, but many others saw the .450 Marlin as the solution to a non-existent (or at least not very severe) problem.
The underwhelming commercial success of the .450 Marlin wasn’t due to any major shortcomings on part of the cartridge.
On the contrary, and as we’ll discuss more in a minute, the .450 Marlin is a well-designed and heavy hitting round.
Hornady and Marlin manufactured good quality rifles and ammo for the cartridge and it basically performed as advertised.
So what happened?
Well, let’s talk about the ballistics of the cartridge and how the .450 Marlin stacks up next to the .45-70,
Both of which will help explain why it didn’t take off like the folks and Hornady or Marlin hoped.

450 Marlin Ballistics

Typical .450 Marlin ballistics are a 325gr FTX bullet at 2,225 fps (3,572 ft-lbs), a 405gr JFN bullet at 1,975 fps (3,507 ft-lbs), or a 500gr FMJ-FN bullet at 1,625 fps (2,931 ft-lbs).
Those loads have stout recoil, but also deliver heavy hitting, bone crushing power at short range.
As intended, the .450 Marlin is a very powerful cartridge that’s easily capable of cleanly and ethically taking just about every species of North American.
It is also in big game from deer and javelina all the way up to moose and Alaskan Brown Bear.

450 Marlin vs 45-70

The .450 Marlin has ballistics almost identical to magnum .45-70 Government ammunition and the cartridge fires the same weight bullet approximately 600fps.
It is faster than lower pressure .45-70 ammo intended for use in the Trapdoor Springfield.
The .450 Marlin and the .45-70 Government are not interchangeable, but are very similar in overall size.
That’s how the two cartridges compare to each other in a nutshell. As we drill down into the details of their similarities and differences though, several especially important factors emerge.
First, the .450 Marlin and the .45-70 Government both fire the same .458″ diameter bullets.
There is a lot of overlap in the common bullet weights they use and the two cartridges often use the exact same bullets in the 250 grain to 500 grain range.
In particular, 325 grain, 350 grain, 405 grain, and 500 grain bullets are very common with both cartridges.
The two cartridges have the same overall length (2.55″) and very similar case lengths (2.1″ for the .450 Marlin and 2.105″ for the .45-70).
For this reason, the cartridges have a similar case capacity, though the .45-70 has a slight edge in this area.
Additionally, the .45-70 uses a rimmed case while the .450 Marlin has a belted case. This prevents accidental cross-chambering of the two cartridges.
The fact that the .450 Marlin uses a belted instead of a rimmed case also means the cartridge is better suited for use in bolt action rifles than the .45-70 Government.
That said, aside from the Siamese Mauser for the .45-70 and a small number of Steyr-Manlicher rifles in .450 Marlin.
Both cartridges are most commonly used in lever action and (to a lesser extent) single shot rifles.
Finally, the Marlin cartridge has a much higher SAAMI maximum pressure of 43,500psi vs 28,000psi for the .45-70 Government.
Note: while the powder capacity figures listed above do give a good indication of the differences between the two cartridges.
Exact case capacities vary slightly according to the brand of brass used.
The table below compares 325gr Hornady FTX (.230 BC) and Buffalo Bore 405gr Jacketed Flat Nose (.216 BC) loads for each cartridge as well as a 405gr Remington Core-Lokt
(.281 BC) load that essentially duplicates the original .45-70 loading.
This data is for Hornady LEVERevolution, Remington, and Buffalo Bore factory ammo using a 100 yard zero.
Just as you’d expect, the .450 Marlin and the magnum .45-70 loads have very similar ballistics that are considerably more powerful than the original black powder .45-70 loading.
The .450 has a slight edge with the Hornady ammo, but the script flips in favor of the .45-70 with the Buffalo Bore ammo.
That shouldn’t be surprising at all, especially considering that the .450 Marlin was literally designed to mimic the performance of magnum .45-70 ammo.
Yes, some loads advertise slightly better performance for the Marlin cartridge compared to the .45-70 and vice-versa.
However, the differences between them are small enough at times that it’s possible to see that much shot to shot variation within the same box of ammo for a particular cartridge.
The same goes with different barrel lengths.
Bottom line: the .450 Marlin has almost identical ballistics to magnum .45-70 ammo and both are quite a bit more powerful than the lower end
The .45-70 Government loads safe to use in the Trapdoor Springfield.
Not surprisingly, the .450 Marlin and the .45-70 Government have almost the same amount of recoil as well.
After all, the two cartridges have almost identical ballistics and are available in many of the same rifles.
They both have a pretty stout recoil, but neither has a decided advantage in this area.
So where do we stand overall with the .450 Marlin vs .45-70 Government?
Basically, the .450 has virtually the same ballistics as the hottest .45-70 Government loads and is considerably more powerful than the reduced power loads
It is safe for use in the Trapdoor Springfield.
Neither one really excels at longer range, but both the .450 Marlin and the .45-70 deliver the bone crushing power and deep penetration necessary for hunting
large, tough animals such as moose and grizzly bear at short to moderate range.
They’re also well suited for hunting deer, feral hogs, black bear, and even elk at reasonable ranges.
Compared to modern high velocity cartridges like the 7mm Rem Mag or .300 Win Mag, both the .45-70 and .450 have a relatively arching trajectory.
That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to shoot them at longer range, it just means doing so is very challenging.
For the most part, both cartridges are most common in short barreled lever action rifles.
These rifles are often easy to carry, whether on foot or on horseback, and are quick to mount and fire.
For all these reasons, the .45-70 and .450 Marlin are perfect for hunting basically every species of North American big game in thick woods
Also or heavy cover where short range shots (>100 yards) are common.
Additionally, don’t get the impression that those reduced powered .45-70 loads for the .45-70 are too weak for hunting either.
On the contrary, hunters used those old black powder loads to take untold numbers of deer, bear, moose, and even bison over the years.
Yes, the modern .45-70 loads are more powerful, but the older loads still hit pretty hard themselves.
This really brings us back to the reason the .450 Marlin didn’t quite take off like the folks and Hornady and Marlin hoped.
Basically, the .450 Marlin simply didn’t provide enough advantages for most hunters to justify making the switch.
Sure, the .450 Marlin a great cartridge, but the .45-70 Government had over a 100 year head start to make an impression with American hunters and shooters.
For this reason, the .45-70 had a massive built-in advantage in terms of rifle and ammo availability as well as a reputation as a proven performer in the eyes of thousands of sportsmen.
With all that in mind, the Marlin cartridge had to overcome a lot of institutional inertia when it came to convincing hunters to make the switch.
When it came down to it, most people elected to stick with the .45-70.
And why wouldn’t they? After all, the .450 Marlin did essentially the same thing as the .45-70 with some of the higher pressure factory or handloads.
More than anything else, instead of solving a problem for hunters and shooters, it seems like the .450 Marlin was the answer to a potential liability problem gun and ammo manufacturers had with shooters using high pressure loads in rifles that simply weren’t up to the task.

450 Marlin Ammo

There aren’t many options for loaded .450 ammunition these days.
At this time, Hornady and Buffalo Bore are the only companies I’m aware of that manufacture factory .450 Marlin ammo.
It’s popular enough that some of the bigger retailers in the USA do keep some .450 Marlin ammo in stock, but it’s still not the easiest stuff to find.
Fortunately, you can usually find some ammunition for the cartridge online if you look hard enough.
Buy some excellent .450 Marlin hunting ammo here.
Additionally, the cartridge is a very good cartridge for reloaders. Reloading components for the cartridge aren’t exactly growing on trees.
But you can still normally find what you need without too much difficulty.
Finally, since it uses the same .458″ bullet size that’s also used by the .45-70, .458 SOCOM, .458 Winchester Magnum, and .458 Lott (among others).
Reloaders have access to a good number of outstanding quality bullets suitable for use on a wide variety of game to choose from.

.450 Marlin Rifles

There is currently a pretty good, but not gigantic, selection of high quality rifles available for the cartridge.
At this time, the Browning BLR and the Winchester Model 94 are the only two .450 Marlin rifles I’m aware of in current production.
Buy a nice 450 Marlin hunting rifle here.
Probably as a result of their acquisition by Remington (which had plenty of financial and legal problems itself) Marlin ceased production of the Model 1895 in .450 Marlin back in 2009.
In addition to the Model 1895 most commonly associated with the cartridge, Ruger also produced their No. 1 single shot rifle
In the cartridge as well, but also ceased production several years ago.
Fortunately, it’s not difficult to find examples of those rifles in good shape on the secondary market.

Best .450 Marlin Ammo For Hunting

Unfortunately, there aren’t many options for factory .450 Marlin hunting ammo right now.
However, Hornady does make some very good quality ammo that really performs well for hunting a variety of big game.
Hornady LEVERevolution
Hornady’s LEVERevolution line of ammunition is specifically designed for optimum performance in lever action rifles with tubular magazines.
For that reason, this ammo uses bullets with a flexible polymer tip that improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the bullet, but are still safe to use in lever guns with tubular magazines (like the Marlin 1895 Guide Gun).
Loaded with a 325 grain FTX bullet, .450 Marlin LEVERevolution ammunition has a flatter trajectory and carries more energy down range than traditional round or flat nosed .450 Marlin ammo.
All in all, this is outstanding .450 Marlin ammo for hunting medium and large game like deer, black bear, feral hogs, and even moose.
  • Bullet Type: Hornady FTX
  • Bullet Weight: 325 grains
  • Ballistic Coefficient (BC): .230 (G1)
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2,225 feet per second (3,572 ft-lbs of muzzle energy)

 

 

32 reviews for Buy Hornady 450 Marlin | Marlin 450 Now | At Best Price

  1. Vanammo

    After reading a hog hunters review I’m definitely stocking up on it and my 300 gr. flat nose ammo will be fine for plinking around for ported barrel break in !

  2. Vanammo

    The Hornady LEVERevolution ammunition has revolutionized the lever action ammo. I do so much better downrange at 100yards now. With the heavy 300 grain bullets in the Marlin .450 anything over 100 yards was a wing and a prayer. Now with the new ballistic tip, I can get great groups out to 200 Yards.

  3. Vanammo

    I previously used the Hornady soft points which aren’t available anymore (wish they were). This round is more accurate than the originals from my E.R. Shaw rifle. They perform the same. The most recent harvest was a nice hog. It was only 50 yards and blew completely through leaving large holes on both sides. This pig went straight down but no bullet can guarantee that the animal won’t run. What it can guarantee is accuracy, deep penetration, and in this case, lots of blood to follow if it does run after the shot. I feel for those who can’t get these to cycle correctly in their level action rifles. Hornady should address that or offer the original load in addition to this one. I still think this an outstanding round if it works in your rifle.

  4. Vanammo

    I have bought and shot the 450 325 grain bullets and love them. I will buy them again next year.

  5. Vanammo

    Love this ammo. It makes my lever action Marlin a more accurate and interesting gun to hunt with

  6. Vanammo

    This ammo loads amd functions flawlessly in my Marlin 450 Guide Gun, and extremely accurate and flat shooting with tremendous energy. Cycles smooth as butter. Anyone having an issue I suspect is trying to cycle this ammo in a 45/70.

  7. Vanammo

    Took this ammo on a Buffalo hunt. It was absolutely devastating on probably the widest body american game animal. Complete pass thru with large fist size exist wound. This ammo could be used on anything in North America and beyond really. Would also be good for home defense. If a person was considering being a “one gun” person this caliber might be one to consider.

  8. Vanammo

    I used this ammo to take a 7 Pt buck at 125 yrs. Deer dropped in tracks! Heart and lungs were mush! Shot sub MOA @ 100 yrd out of my Guide Gun w/4 power fixed scope. How can anyone ask for more? One shot, One kill! I am very impressed with this ammo and highly recommed.

  9. Vanammo

    I’m 66 years old, don’t shoot very well anymore, the .450 does have a little bite to it. Zeroed my .450 with this ammo with open sights at 50 yards with about a 3 inch group, went to 90 yards and grouping 4 to 6 inches,,,now , for a senior citizen, open sights and at 90 yards don’t think you could get any better using it at this distance, by the way I bought 5 more boxes where I won’t run out the next few years.. Will be using on hogs and deer at these ranges.

  10. Vanammo

    I hunt hogs using this ammunition and it is outstanding. I hope in the future this ammunition becomes more available.

  11. Vanammo

    I have used this ammo
    Submitted 10 years ago

    By Gary the Gunner

    From Houston TX…

    Verified Buyer

    I used this ammo this past October to harvest a large Elk cow using a Marlin guide gun…0ne shot in the heart and out the other side…cow dropped in that spot. No tracking, just packing. Will continue to use the same gun and ammo for elk.

  12. Vanammo

    great on paper have yet to see what it does on game

  13. Vanammo

    I used this ammo during barrel break-in for my Browning BLR with Tasco 2.5X scope. The results I had anticipated and the results I got were amazing! Once I had the scope dialed in @50 yards, with all shots touching I might add, I set up and settled in @ 100. One 5 shot group can be covered with a quarter!!! Yes, the coin with Washington’s head. 3 shots essentially through the same hole! I will be certainly be purchasing more! I would feel totally confident using this on the dark timbered slopes in CO for elk and in the piney woods/hardwood bottoms of East Texas for “piney rooters”! I highly recommend you try it and see how it groups out of your 450, in particular the BLR!!!

  14. Vanammo

    I use this ammo in my Steyr big bore bolt action 450 marlin and shoot 1 inch groups. For factory ammo in a factory rifle, it doesnt get any better in my opinion. Great ammo

  15. Vanammo

    I used this ammo on a hog hunt in Arkansas. I shot a large hog from 50 yards. Ammo work perfect. The hog never new what hit it.

  16. Vanammo

    This ammo cuts same hole at 100 yards and is within 3/4 moa at 200 out of my XLR. I’ve not tried it in my guide gun. I think those that can’t get this to shoot tight don’t manage the 450 recoil very well. I have a huge break on my XLR and Mercury in the butt stock of my 1895M. Tamed the recoil and my shooting vastly improved. Great ammo.

  17. Vanammo

    Just picked up an 1895MXLR in .450 Marlin. I shot 2 shots @ 50 feet, then 1 @ 50 yards to get on paper. I went back to 100 yards to fire my rifles very first group. The first one measured 3/4″ CTC and the second group was a 1/2″ cloverleaf! I have a 4.5-14x scope on my rifle that was set to 14x – but this is still a testament of how good Hornady’s ammo is. Recoil was similiar to my .300 Ultra Mag. This rifle/ammo combo will be setting up on some big hogs this year!

  18. Vanammo

    Significant improvement over flat nose. Tighter groups at both 50 and 100 yards. 4 inches less drop at 100 yards than round nose. Don’t know whether to credit ballistic tip or 25 grain lighter bullet, probably both contributed. I am going to continue to use the LEVERevolution over round nose.

  19. Vanammo

    In my Marlin 1895m this ammo shoots less then 2 inch groups at a 100 yards. I have found this ammo feeds better then flat nose bullets. Thanks Hornady for making the flex tip bullet!

  20. Vanammo

    Shoots less than one inch groups at 100 yds out of my 1895 guide gun. Feeds and cycles flawlessly. Makes the ol lever gun shoot like a tactical rifle.

  21. Vanammo

    More excellent ammo from Hornady. The 325gr prints under MOA in my BLR when I keep up my end, better than the 350gr. I will likely use the 350gr for the short ranges expected on an upcoming bear hunt (also like that big flat point), but will use the 325s, with their superior trajectory, for most everything else. These same 325s also shoot sub MOA in my 1895/45-70. I’m thinkin’ this means it’s a well made bullet and is designed correctly for these big bores.

  22. Vanammo

    I was expecting a significant improvement in accuracy over the other bullet style but did not find that to be the case. Both rounds give me about 2.0 – 3.0″ 5 shot groups @ 100 yards. I’ve killed two deer with each bullet type and one boar with each bullet type at ranges from 50 to 120 yards and ALL six animals dropped in their tracks. I think this might be a testimonial to the effectiveness of the 450 round itself than the bullet one chooses to feed it.

  23. Vanammo

    Only tested at the range, so far. Great performance. Sighting in 2 inches high at 50 yards, I was dead on at 100 yards, and only a couple inches low at 200 yards.

  24. Vanammo

    When 450 Marlin caliber first came out Hornady made ammo in 350gr FP, which was a lead tipped flat nose bullet. Now they make a 325gr FTX Flex Tip bullet. I was so happy with my Marlin 450 Marlin gun that my son now bought one. Now, the only ammo you can buy is the 325gr Flex Tip. Turns out his gun doesn’t cycle that ammo properly and you always get a jam. I placed the two types of ammo side by side and the current production ammo’s brass case is shorter but with an overall length that is longer than original 350gr FP. So, I believe that would be the first time an ammo Mfr. altered a brass casing but was allowed to keep the caliber name the same. It’s not the same ammo because it doesn’t work in every gun. Imagine the public outcry if Hornady changed the case length of 30-06 and their 30-06 was different than the other Mfr’s. Nice job Hornady.

  25. Vanammo

    Shoots very well out of my Marlin, however it does not cycle as well as the flat nose Hornady. If you’re not looking for more range, stick with the flat nose.

  26. Vanammo

    I liked my 450 Marlin so much that years later I bought one for my son. The original load Hornady made which was a 350gr FP flat nose bullet and functioned flawlessly. Both guns handled the original Hornady load perfectly. As our ammo supply dwindled we could now only purchase this ammo, the 325gr FTX Leverevolution. My gun functioned fine with this ammo, but my son’s gun jammed every time when attempting to cycle the ammo thru the gun. Upon taking a closer look at the two loads you notice that the new load has a shorter brass case but with an overall longer length. I talked to many gunsmiths and gunshops and this jamming problem is pretty common, so you might want to make sure your gun can function properly with this stuff before you buy too much.

  27. Vanammo

    I did not get good results with this ammo like everyone else. I have the Marlin 1895M carbine and this ammo shot horribly in it. At best 10″ groups at 100 yards; I’d have a hard time hitting a washing machine with it at 100 yards. The other Hornady ammo (flat tip) shoots good and I’ve always had great results with other Hornady ammo in different calibers. Maybe its just my gun but wanted to forewarn nonetheless.

  28. Vanammo

    very reliable service

  29. Vanammo

    I love ammoravine so much, very great customer service

  30. Vanammo

    THanks, i got my hornady shipped on time

  31. Vanammo

    coming to buy more hornady

  32. Vanammo

    they respect their shipping time

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