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Offline Monsterbull11

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Bullet Question
« on: April 01, 2020, 01:06:30 PM »
   Hey folks,
 I just ordered and received a box of these to try in my ML.
Question I have is, have any of you tried/hunted with these
pure brass bullets from Lehigh Defense?
 I've searched off and on for a while for a bullet that would
"consistently" penetrate most anything that I might put in front of it.
But with that said, there needs to be sufficient terminal damage to go
with it and I'm wondering if some of you might know. 

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 01:16:34 PM »
make sure your state allows the use of a non  expanding bullet.

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 01:18:46 PM »
@Sabotloader

 :yeah:

He will know.  Numero uno front loader we have amongst us.

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 01:29:31 PM »
  Wow, good call.
 I just read through the firearms rules and equipment rules and unless I'm missing
something, I should be good/legal to use them.
 I've also watched several tutorials on this type of bullet shot through gel and it
does a pretty good job. But real life results are always best.

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 01:51:42 PM »
   Hey folks,
 I just ordered and received a box of these to try in my ML.
Question I have is, have any of you tried/hunted with these
pure brass bullets from Lehigh Defense?
 I've searched off and on for a while for a bullet that would
"consistently" penetrate most anything that I might put in front of it.
But with that said, there needs to be sufficient terminal damage to go
with it and I'm wondering if some of you might know.

I can tell you Lehigh makes some of the most lethal performing bullets on the market. The XP bullet design is not really new but as has been suggested make sure that you can harvest animals with a non-expanding bullet.

If you look closely at the bullet especially the shape of the nose you will be able to see the by the design the tip nose is meant to collect and channel fluid.  It will collect a volume of fluid that is greater than can escape at the bottom of the groove. The fluid will be collected and the channeled back through the X squeezed to a fine beam of fluid and forced upward and outward from the bullets nose.  This stream,depending on velocity, will act a cutting device cutting/rupturing adjacent organs. The nose essentially creates four fluid cutting torches that radiate outward from the bullet.  In addition the velocity of the bullet passing through the fluid atmosphere creates Hydro-static pressure with the fluid atmosphere.  And the final advantage is in most cases the bullet will pass through and exit the opposite side of the animal providing a blood letting channel,



I have tested the bullet for accuracy and effect on water targets, but I have not used it as a hunting bullet. Others have!

 
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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2020, 02:25:31 PM »
Kaboom. 

Pretty cool.

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 03:00:31 PM »
Reminds me of when I put a Phillips screwdriver through the palm of my hand.

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2020, 03:19:37 PM »
Reminds me of when I put a Phillips screwdriver through the palm of my hand.
:yeah:
Done that, hurts like a Mother#$@&@*.
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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2020, 03:59:40 PM »
Reminds me of when I put a Phillips screwdriver through the palm of my hand.

Thats funny right there ! Probably where they got the design idea.   :chuckle:

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2020, 01:12:32 PM »
Sabotloader,

  How did your accuracy tests turn out on these bullets?

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2020, 08:56:47 AM »
Sabotloader,

  How did your accuracy tests turn out on these bullets?

I thought I might have some targets or even pictures of the testing but.... I can not find them.

As I remember they shot really well, I have a vague memory of shooting clays in the rock pit one time and thinking how much more loud they seemed to be when they hit the basalt rock. I remember thing geez! these things hit hard.  And I also remember they had no problem hitting the clays - so they were going where I was aiming.

I have not shot any of them recently as I pretty much stayed with the Lehigh CF bullets.

mike
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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2020, 12:01:16 PM »
@sabotloader. And others, the Puyallup river road muzzy shop owner told me the most popular bullet is the power belt .338 grn.  Is that true?  Iím getting ready to site in my new CVA and want the best bullet.  209 primer, 100 grains of pellet form powder. 50 cal
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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2020, 12:39:06 PM »
Iíve been having good results with the 290 Barnes.

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2020, 01:02:48 PM »
@sabotloader. And others, the Puyallup river road muzzy shop owner told me the most popular bullet is the power belt .338 grn.  Is that true?  Iím getting ready to site in my new CVA and want the best bullet.  209 primer, 100 grains of pellet form powder. 50 cal

  If you're a big review reader, I'd certainly look at the reviews on those before I bought. I've personally talked to guys that really like them and some others think they're the biggest pieces of crap on the market. And the reviews I've read say about the same thing.

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Re: Bullet Question
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2020, 02:18:42 PM »
@sabotloader. And others, the Puyallup river road muzzy shop owner told me the most popular bullet is the power belt .338 grn.  Is that true?  Iím getting ready to site in my new CVA and want the best bullet.  209 primer, 100 grains of pellet form powder. 50 cal

This just my thought on this subject and may not be relative to you... Power Belts are certainly one the easiest bullets on the market to load and as much as I hate to say they are accurate.  In fact them and pellets make life a lot easier for a lot of folks.

Power Belts are a very soft lead and that leads to problems when the bullet contacts a large bone - they tend to shatter.  Also if you load a significant load, like going into over drive they may break apart inside the animal.  They also do work for some people and work well.  From the stuff that I have seen and read they are not a bullet for me - especially hunting elk.

My suggestion and that all it is a suggestion there are many better bullet on the market.

I would suggest to you to look at the Lehigh Defense .452x265 CF-HP copper bullet in a MMP HPH-24 black sabot.  If you are not hunting elk and concentrating on deer then a really good suggestion would be the Lehigh .451x23 CF-HP bullet in the same sabot. Both of these bullets will work well with pellet power but at some point you really need to consider loose powder.

Lehigh .452x265 CF-HP



Lehigh .451x230 CF-HP



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