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Old 02-22-2015, 11:59 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
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Originally Posted by Grouse45 View Post
Lehigh Defense is constantly looking to improve a wide variety of bullets. Though CF rifle bullets and pistol ammo seem to be there specialty, they are also putting in efforts to expand and make there muzzleloading bullets second to none.
Lehigh Defense is bringing out two new lines of Muzzleloader bullets. The first one is the XP (Xtreme Penatrator). The magic happens with the nose design where the radial flutes force the hydraulic energy inward and then as the energy is restricted, it accelerates outward creating high pressure spikes damaging surrounding tissue. Kind of similar to sticking your thumb over a garden hose. The permanent wound cavity of the XP is from two to four times greater than what a flat or ball nose bullet generates and often larger than traditional expanding bullets. So what you get is exceptional penetration coupled with a larger permanent wound cavity.

If you check out the website you will notice the XP pistol ammo is copper. The XP Muzzleloader bullets will be brass. Of course us Muzzleloader shooters/hunters want the best, and Brass is definitely better in all aspects and im sure Lehigh will tell you the same.
As far as bullet weights in the new XP line are still in discussion. A .452 250grn bullet is for sure. Also probably a .452 275grn bullet and possibly a .458 300grn bullet.
The XP bullets have been already shipped out for testing. Im sure you will see some range reports this week.

As far as price on the XP bullets, they are going to be right around 85cents a piece. Lehigh defense also has great shipping prices. No matter how much you order its a flat $5.00 to ship anyplace in the USA.

The second new line of ML bullets will be the controlled fracturing bullet. The controlled fracturing bullet is my personal favorite. The original design is currently being sold by Knight Rifles called the Bloodlines. After 100 Plus kills on big game In my opinion without a doubt, i know this design is the best ML bullet in the industry for big game.
The change will be in the petals. For example the Bloodline bullets are 6 petals. The new design will offer three heavier petals and they will be longer. Again in the muzzleloader line these will be brass bullets.

As far as bullet weights in the controlled fracturing are also still in discussion. A .40 185 to 195grn is for sure. And im almost positive there will be a 230grn. The 230grn is my favorite Lehigh/Bloodline that Knight never did put out for sale.

I don't know any pricing on the controlled fracturing bullets as of yet.

Both new designs will only be sold through Lehigh Defense. Iím pretty confident that the new Muzzleloader bullets will be on the website to purchase in March 2015.
The Lehigh Bullets mention in this article, the XP's 250 gr. and the CF's 300 gr. subsonic four petal and the 305 subsonic three petal, have already been tested this past summer by me and few others. I got together with Mike Cyrus and did some jell test on them which has been posted on TWANG and BANG web site. Both bullets have preform great and deer have been taken with the XP's and the CF's. I personally took the first ever deer taken with the XP's, and actually took 3 more, and Dave Letchoe a good friend of mine took one withe the CF's 300 gr.. So there is really no mystery to these bullets, and yes they do preformed great. We have been selling this bullets at ED's Gun Shop since the begin of the this year and we have them in stock right now. We are also selling sample packs so if any one wanted to try them out they could with out having to buy a whole bunch of different ones. If you so desire to try some, go to the Frontier Muzzle Loader forum, and we have everything listed there with prices.
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