Hornady® FTX® bullets revolutionized lever-gun ballistics, creating a whole new level of performance for these popular firearms. Lever-gun enthusiasts can now harness the accuracy, power and long-range performance of a tipped bullet that's safe to load in tubular magazines.
The patented Flex Tip®, combined with Hornady® pioneered secant ogive design, creates an aerodynamic bullet with a thinner, tapered front section and extended bearing surface for much higher ballistic coefficients. The FTX® flies faster and flatter than traditional lever--gun bullets, resulting in improved accuracy at ranges well beyond what was historically common.
The one-piece high antimony lead core of the FTX® bullet is locked to the jacket with an InterLock® ring, resulting in reliable performance and deep penetration on large or heavy-bodied game animals. Designed to perform at muzzle velocities from 1,600 to 2,600 fps, FTX® bullets are ideal for hunters and shooters looking to give their lever gun new life.
1. Patented Flex Tip® Bullet Technology
Upon impact, the soft tip compresses into the bullet, initiated immediate expansion across a wide range of velocities. Safe to shoot in tubular magazines as well as any other firearm.
2. InterLock® Ring
Mechanically locks the core and jacket together for maximum weight retention and deep penetration.
3. Ballistically Efficient Secant Ogive
Pioneered by Hornady® the secant ogive profile delivers stability, flat trajectories and amazing accuracy.
4. Specially Engineered Jacket
The heavy jacket over the shank of the bullet combined with our proven InterLock® design controls expansion and enhances accuracy.
U.S. Patent No. 8,413,587