Brunswick Lethal Revolver Bowling Ball Review

Remember that coverstock accounts for 70% of ball reaction, but the core will create the dynamic shape. Your drilling will alter the shape to suit your game and conditions you bowl on.

Jacqui Reese is our tester. Let me briefly describe the layout and what it’s intention is. The layout is 30 x 4 3/8 x 40. The 30 drilling angle will cause the ball to roll a bit earlier. The 4 3/8 pin distance will cause medium flare. The 40 angle to VAL will have the ball transitioning from skid to hook to roll with medium quickness. These angle sums will cause the ball to transition from skid to hook to roll on the faster side, helping it to turn over for this bowler..

Please work with your local pro shop operator to find what drilling best works for you.

First Impressions
The first thought was, is it really that different from the Loaded Revolver? No, it’s not. It is a bit stronger but so similar in overall ball reaction. Still very strong and continuous. It’s one of the smoothest balls Brunswick has…probably is. This could be a ball lots of people will be able to use on their fresh typical house shots.

Price 9/10
Brunswick is still offering an attractive rebate so these are a pretty strong value.

The Lethal Revolver uses the Jack core with a 2.52 RG and differential of .054. The core is almost identical to the one in the Loaded Revolver. This is a very even rolling, arcing core.

Cover 9/10
Brunswick uses the Propel X again. It’s more or less the same cover used on the Loaded Revolver and Wicked Siege but with a different finish. The Lethal Revolver uses a 2000 Siaair finish which is on the aggressive side. This finish matched up to this core create a strong arcing motion. This cover can definitely be tweaked so have at it.

Reaction 9/10
Like I hinted at earlier, this is a smooth arcing ball with a strong overall motion. It reads the midlane very well and has a nice controlled backend motion. It’s definitely not weak. It’s not meant to cover tons of boards as it uses too much energy in the midlane for that, but it is still very capable of making a strong continuous move. It’s very predictable. This type of reaction will work well when you need to smooth out over/under as well as sport shots. If you liked the Loaded Revolver, you will like this as well Trouble is the ball reaction is so close, I’m not sure you will need both. You can see Jacqui has a fantastic look with this ball on a 41ft medium fresh house pattern. It should be no surprise she has an equally fantastic look with her Loaded Revolver. Strokers and tweeners will be able to use this ball on medium fresh shots while stronger tweeners and crankers will also have a pretty good look on heavier shots.

Overall 9/10
If you’re looking for a control ball for the fresh shots as well as tougher sport patterns, the Lethal Revolver is a good option. It has an even arcing motion while still being continuous, driving through the pocket with consistency.