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265 Lehigh Prototype CF--50g Blackhorn

Old 09-27-2016, 11:00 AM
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Tom provided this all copper Lehigh Controlled Fracturing 265 grain prototype bullet. It was shot into the standard trap, which consists of carpet, 3/8" plywood, and water jugs backed by phone books. Powder charge was 50 grain Blackhorn; range was 25 yard, and an extra jug was added in case it penetrated through five of them.












The bullet was found in the fifth jug. Two petals were found on the ground. The first jug was severely damaged, and had three holes on the back side punched by petals. The second jug was destroyed. The third and fourth jugs were holed through, and through. The fifth jug held the bullet even though there was an opening on the back side.


























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Old 09-27-2016, 11:02 AM
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Impressive penetration for a 50gr load.

Personally, im glad Lehigh is doing more with copper lately.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Gm54-120 View Post
Impressive penetration for a 50gr load.

Personally, im glad Lehigh is doing more with copper lately.
Its pretty strange me using a copper bullet but i think its gonna be a dandy for sure. As far as a 50grn load of Bh, if a bullet fails with that test my testing is over. It will not go to the woods hunting with me.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:13 AM
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Thanks for the testing Ron. If the bullet fails at 50grn of BH209 in your testing my testing is over. I wont use the bullet hunting at all. Ill be receiving tips for these bullets and ill also send you some more with tips in them and do the same test. Once the tips come i run both with tips and without thru the chrono to calculate BC of bullet.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:15 AM
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It will be interesting to see if the tip affects the fracturing.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:55 AM
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Since the bullet fractured to that degree at only 50gr of BH209 I would be real curious of 100-120 gr loads performance.
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Old 09-28-2016, 01:33 PM
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I think 50gr at 25 yards would just about equal 80-90gr performance at 100. Just a rough guestimate.
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:26 PM
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Do you think the base would stay intact at higher velocities?
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:31 PM
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That base would stay intact at MUCH higher velocities. It's solid copper. I'm sure it could withstand higher velocities than you could load any BP load up to. Probably smokeless rigs too.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TN Lone Wolf View Post
Do you think the base would stay intact at higher velocities?

99% sure it will and in most cases it will pass thru...
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