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Awesome Performance on Whitetail Buck

Category: LEVERevolution® FTX®

Product: 45-70 Government 325 gr FTX® LEVERevolution®

Shooter: Carl In MS

Posted: Jan 24, 2011

I shot my first buck with my new CVA Apex .45-70 Govt yesterday, using the 325 gr FTX LEVERevolution cartridge. The deer was quartering away and ranged at 85 yards from my elevated shooting platform. The round entered (as aimed) just above the midline between the next to last and last rib on the left side, creating a 1-1/2 inch entrance wound and exited low in front chest area between the legs, leaving about the same size exit wound. The bullet jellied the liver, parts of both lungs and the heart and actually blew lung and heart tissue out of the exit wound. The deer still managed to run 80 yards into some heavy cover, but was recovered quickly due to the MASSIVE blood trail.

I couldn't be happier with the new rifle or the round I have selected to use in it. I posted earlier about the accuracy of this cartridge from my range shooting. I can now tell you unequivocally that its performance is excellent in the field, as well.