FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Excerpt from "Muzzleloading Into The Next
by Toby Bridges - July 2001, Edition #93
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Coinciding with my initial testing of the Savage Model 10ML with XMP-5744
Accurate Arms Propellant was the arrival of a uniquely shaped new saboted
muzzleloading projectile, the DEVEL "Radially Dynamic" bullet from
Leved Cartridge Ltd., of Georgetown, Texas. This is a non-expanding
projectile made from a copper-tin composite, which results in a light 175 grain
.45 caliber bullet that's nearly as long as the 300 grain Hornady XTP.
expansion, the DEVEL relies on five distinct flutes running from a star-shaped
nose back along the ogive to hydraulically create a shock wave upon impact.
The bullet worked perfectly with the high pressure sabots from Muzzleload Magnum
Products, and proved to be one of the most accurate bullets I've ever shot out
of a muzzleloader.
A 45 grain charge of
XMP-5744 pushes the light 175 grain bullet from the muzzle of the Savage
muzzleloader at almost 2,350 f.p.s., and many 100 yard 3-shot groups have been
little more than one ragged hole. My best hundred yard group to date with
the Model 10ML was shot with this load. It is literally one oblong hole
which measures 3/8 inch center to center.
I was so intrigued with
the design and accuracy of this bullet that I jumped at the opportunity to head
for south Texas to join Leved Cartridge Ltd. owner Charlie Kelsey to wring out
the Savage Model 10ML and DEVEL bullet on wild hogs in mid August.
Despite 100-plus degree
temperatures (in the shade), I managed to dump nine of the wild porkers with the
prototype frontloader, the first of which was the very first head of game to be
taken with the new Model 10ML. Both the rifle and bullet performed
flawlessly. Every one of the wild hogs, ranging in weight from around 100
to 225 pounds, dropped where they stood at the sound of the shot.
It didn't matter if the
hog was at 30 yards . . . or 130 yards.
on these thumbnail pics for a close-up view
|Wild Hog Wounds
||Wild Hog Wounds
||Wild Hog Wounds
For More Information Contact:
Leved Cartridge, Ltd.
P.O. Box 21, Georgetown, TX 78627-0021