My thoughts on the Hawk bullets. A very crude archaic method of bullet production. Get Corbin dies and do it yourself. Premium in price only. The ANNEALED COPPER jackets foul bores heavily and you have to be careful with powder choices. The combination of soft jacket and soft lead core has built up pressures and damaged firearms. This has been heavily discussed on the shooters talk forums. I don't feel that the velocities from leverguns require premium bullets. They certainly don't make up for marginal bullet placement AND I firmly beleive that the bullet used for hunting should be the bullet practiced with as well. If it can't be used and practiced with in field positions, how can you be sure of placement. Be one with the gun. As to Premium bullets , they make for fine talk at the range and internet chat rooms. Beartooth Bullets are the only premium bullets I'd consider.