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1st Hornady 30-30 bullet ever shot

Category: FTX

Product: 30 Cal .308 160 gr FTX (30-30 Win)

Shooter: KarlB

Posted: Nov 2, 2012

I saw a commercial in reference to the LEVERevolution 30-30 bullet. I am a firm believer that the 30-30 rifle is the best all-around rifle made but have always second guessed any shot over 150 yards and most of the time never tried it as a sportsman while deer hunting.

After seeing the recent commercial on one of the hunting shows, I went to our local Dick's Sporting Goods to purchase the 160 grain 30-30 Hornady bullets on 11/2/2012. On 11/3/2012, I loaded my Marlin 30-30 with the new bullets and never had chance to test fire for charting the new bullet. At about 9:30 am on 11/3/2012, I was hunting with my group when a 135 lbs deer stepped out at exactly 200 yards. I would normally have not shot at this deer at this distance due to my uncertainty of the kill, but with confidence that the Hornady bullet would produce the accuracy and flat range as advertised, I pulled the trigger!

The deer spun and went running back off the path. Once I got to the area where I saw the deer, I found blood sign and the buck was only 20 yard from the point where he stood when I shot him.

I am a firm believer of this bullet and a lifetime purchaser of this bullet from this date forward. Please keep making this 30-30 bullet and I plan on purchasing several boxes in the near future to make sure I have some supply! Please don't take my word for it, purchase this bullet for your 30-30 and gain confidence for that 200 yard plus shot that you were scared to take!

Thank you Hornady!