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Lehigh’s Xtreme Cavitators: Hype or Reality?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jski, May 22, 2020.

  1. jski

    jski Member

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    I hear constantly about the innumerable virtues of Lehigh’s all copper bullets. Their geometry results in devastating PWC.

    What’s the reality? Do they measure up to the hype? Or are they the latest HYDROSHOCKS?
     
  2. Patocazador

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    I kill deer to eat. I don't want them "devastated" with hunks of metal going every which way. If that's what you want, then shoot it with a hi-velocity varmint bullet ... much cheaper.

    I have a few Lehigh bullets in .45. I was going to use them in my muzzleloader but after seeing photos of results, I filed them away.
     
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  3. mcb

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    Everything I have seen on them seem to indicate they work fairly well. The "screw-driver" shaped bullet appear to work as advertized though most of the test I have seen has been gel and only a few times in critters. Their expanding and fracturing bullet seem to work very well to. That said they are a bit pricey even compared to other all copper constructed bullets. I have been using Barnes and Maker bullets a lot lately but can't seem to get past the price of Lehigh
     
  4. Glockula

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    They look like self defense hand gun projectiles. Just in .32acp from what I could find. They look like they create consistent penetration and wound channel with no expansion.

    Time will tell if they are unique or special. I would say more Black Talon than Hydroshock.
     
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  5. jski

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    I’ve been told a 90 grain Lehigh 9mm round will leave a larger PWC (permanent wound cavity) than a full house 357 with conventional lead hollow points.
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    Basically, LEAD IS OBSOLETE! Well, that’s what Lehigh’s fans are saying.
     
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  6. taliv

    taliv Moderator Staff Member

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    i can't speak to all their bullets, and i'm certainly not an authority on terminal ballistics, but i do use their 30 cal max expansion bullets for 300blk
    and a good friend who's opinion i trust told me one of their pistol bullets performed extremely well in their tests
     
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