Hornady Manufacturing, Inc. introduced the extremely popular LeverEvolution line of ammunition in 2006. Now they have expanded the line to include the .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum cartridges. Â These two handgun cartridges are very popular with hunters, both from handguns and from lever-action rifles.
The LeverEvolution cartridges use what Hornady calls “Flex Tip Technology.” In essence, Hornady developed a special bullet that is tipped with a flixible polymer that does two things. First, when loaded in a tubular magazine common to lever-action rifles and carbines, the Flex Tip prevents unintentional primer detonation. Secondly, when striking the target, the Flex Tip is compressed into the hollow point bullet, causing it to expand in a broad range of velocities.