LEVERevoultion ammunition in my Marlin 336RC 1958 info please.

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by JohnDoe1983, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. JohnDoe1983

    JohnDoe1983 New Member

    Here is what I found on the Hornady site.

    In the past, lever guns were engineered to function ammunition loaded with blunt profile bullets. LEVERevolution’s revolutionary new bullet design may require a newer magazine follower to provide best possible functioning of the last round out of the magazine. These magazine followers may be purchased from the manufacturer of your firearm. For optimum performance we do not recommend storing LEVERevoultion ammunition in tubular magazines for extended periods, as this can result in tip deformation.

    Anybody used an old gun like mine? Did you have to get that magazine followers?

    If not, I might try to buy a box and see what it does. Haven't shot a single cartridge yet. Just got my 336 3 days ago,

  2. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

    I am betting this advice to get a new follower is not just for old guns. My 336 is 2 years old and when I had the follower out it was flat. I am also betting I would need a new follower for the plastic inserts in the LVR ammo. I use the flat point or round semi jacketed so far, but if I use the polymer tipped ammo I will order the new follower.

  3. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    One suggestion is to put a flat nose round in first, as the last round you would shoot. I have some Leverevolution in .357 Mag for my 1894C, but haven't shot it yet.

    Congratulations on the 336 and welcome.
  4. CzaRon

    CzaRon New Member

    For what it's worth, I've used Leverevolution in my circa 1967 336, 30/30 and have had no problems with any round feeding from the tube magazine. I do have to say that it's my routine to have one in the chamber and 3 in the tube, 4 in the tube with the chamber empty while walking to my stand. Used to get 3 inch groups at 100 yards with Remington 150gr Core-Loks but now get 1 1/2 inch groups with the Leverevolution. 1inch if I try hard enough.
  5. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    That sounds like an easy solution if a gun has the problem.
  6. ElVaquero

    ElVaquero Member

    I have a 1948 vintage 336 in 30-30. I am thinking I'll give the Hornady ammo a try before the next hunting season.