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Old 02-18-2015, 11:34 AM
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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. http://www.lehighdefense.com/pages/xtreme-penetrator 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.
http://www.lehighdefense.com/pages/c...and-ammunition
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. I’m pretty confident that the new Muzzleloader bullets will be on the website to purchase in March 2015.

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Old 02-18-2015, 02:55 PM
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I seen a report on some of these bullet by carlos and they did very good. I think he went to Lehigh and shot some and hunted with some in 2014.
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:15 PM
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Unfortunately my state reg require a expanding type bullet for all types of firearms seasons although they allow a hardcast which basically has almost no expansion.

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Old 02-18-2015, 05:42 PM
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The 200grn XP bullets arrived today.



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Old 02-18-2015, 08:06 PM
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or those .400 200gr bullets? almost looks to good to shoot.

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Old 02-19-2015, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by a1smokepole View Post
or those .400 200gr bullets? almost looks to good to shoot.
Yes they are .40 200grn bullets. I weighed 10 of them and they weighed between 198.9 and 199grn.
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:30 AM
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Very nice looking bullet. I take it the end is supposed to peel back when it hits any fluids or bone? Should be interesting. Are you going to do any expansion and penetration tests with them, or just hunt with them?
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by cayugad View Post
Very nice looking bullet. I take it the end is supposed to peel back when it hits any fluids or bone? Should be interesting. Are you going to do any expansion and penetration tests with them, or just hunt with them?

They are not an expanding bullet or a controlled fracturing bullet.

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.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:32 AM
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I'm interested at the current $40-$52 price for 50. I foldered the webpage for the Extreme Penetrators and will be checking it weekly for the 'soon arriving?' 230 grain 50/40 addition. $5 shipping is terrific....Thanks Grouse.

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Old 02-19-2015, 10:39 AM
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Are they shorter than similar weight Bloodlines?
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