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Old 05-20-2017, 09:50 AM
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Tom sent these prototype bullet for us to look at. They are 0.452", and weigh 240 grain. They were shot into the stack of carpet, plywood, water jugs, and phone books on the back of the horse. Powder charge was 50 grain Blackhorn; the trap was out 25 yard.































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Old 05-20-2017, 10:06 AM
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It looks like it worked fine. And with only 50 grains of powder. Think if you'd of really pushed that thing.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:25 AM
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What's the difference? Copper instead of brass?
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:27 AM
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After testing these bullet for terminal performance, there were three left. This morning the intent was to test them for accuracy. There was quite a breeze, and i almost aborted. What i tried to do was trigger between gusts. The load was 60 (weighed) grain Blackhorn, crush rib sabot, W209 primer. For comparison purposes, three 300g XTP were shot below. I want to say the bullet that flew right did so because of a wind gust; right or wrong.
























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Old 05-22-2017, 11:02 AM
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This was one of my groups with it. Perfect morning and good temp outside.

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Old 05-24-2017, 08:08 AM
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Nice group Grouse!
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:37 AM
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Since most here use 100-120gr of Blackhorn, I'd like to see how this bullet expands (or doesn"t) using real-world powder charges, not a 12 year-old's powder charge of 50gr. Even 80-90gr would be more-in-line with avg-Joe-hunter powder charges today.

FWIW.... I'm about to purchase some Lehigh Cavitators for the wife's Keltec P32ACP. That little pistol hasn't enough balls for using hollow-point in self defense. So we've been using the hotter Fiocchi 73gr FMJs ....until I found some 32-cal research on the Cavitators. They offer a little more internal damage than the FMJs bring.

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Old 06-01-2017, 06:43 AM
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The accuracy is sure there. 120 grains of BlackHorn 209? Wow! Any idea of the velocity of that bullet with that kind of charge, Grouse? That has to be well over 2000+ fps I would guess. And it would make a heck of a hunting load with that kind of accuracy and that terminal shock it creates. To this say, my favorite hunting bullet is a 250 grain Barnes MZ. I am guessing they would act similar, other then the Leigh loosing petals.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by cayugad View Post
The accuracy is sure there. 120 grains of BlackHorn 209? Wow! Any idea of the velocity of that bullet with that kind of charge, Grouse? That has to be well over 2000+ fps I would guess. And it would make a heck of a hunting load with that kind of accuracy and that terminal shock it creates. To this say, my favorite hunting bullet is a 250 grain Barnes MZ. I am guessing they would act similar, other then the Leigh loosing petals.




Another bullet that I really think has a bright future is the .451x230 grain Lehigh. It will shoot in a 1-48 twist as well as the more modern rifles.


I took one of my grand old friends out to shoot them





And they shot really well... Shot #4 was my problem forgetting how touchy the trigger is when the set trigger is set!!!





This is the Ballistic sheet for this bullet... It should prove out to be a great deer getter! For those of us that use a 50 cal. ML.



And if Lehigh's most recent upgrade works it will really exciting...





That little silver tip could really set it apart - IF - it works as designed.



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Old 06-01-2017, 07:19 AM
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The tipped 230s do look really cool. I hope to see Ron get his hands on some of these for jug testing. I dont really need the tip for my application. I just dont shoot far enough with the NULA to need them. Im just happy Lehigh is making a bullet that will be compatible with my twist and in a caliber that works well in its tight bore.
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