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Lehigh Spear

Old 03-02-2018, 10:28 AM
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Grouse45 provided these 247 grain bullets. The bullet was shot into a trap the same as shown in photo at a range of 25 yard. The powder load was 50 grain Blackhorn.




















The bullet was captured by the sixth (last) jug. The third jug was the most damaged with the back side blowed out. The broken tip was found in the fourth jug. The nose of the bullet appears to be jammed with plywood.
































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Old 03-02-2018, 08:20 PM
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Looks like a waste of time machining those cute little tips IMO.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:05 PM
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Shows they should scrap that design. Is it cooper or brass? Keep up the testing Ron.
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Old 03-03-2018, 03:09 AM
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Copper is what it is.



















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Old 03-03-2018, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by MountainDevil54 View Post
Looks like a waste of time machining those cute little tips IMO.
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:44 AM
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Thank you kindly!
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:21 AM
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:59 AM
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Rendezvous actually
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:08 PM
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Interesting!!! I have shot several Deer with them. Four other people have shot Deer with them and petals were all found in all Deer but one. That Deer they didn't look for some reason??

Im glad the tip still aloud material to go into the hollow point. If it didnt the bullet couldnt work as designed. Muscle/tissue/liquid need to go into the HP, for bullet to work properly.

Thanks Ron, i still need to do some other testing with it.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:33 AM
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My concern with this design is that the tip could be misaligned during loading and cause erratic flight similar to the steel rods place in armor piercing bullets. If those are not centered then accuracy falls off. Looks like a lot of trouble for a tip design that probably doesn't increase the BC enough.
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