Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Lehigh Bullets #207688 08/14/2020 12:08 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,430
H2OBUG Offline OP
Pooh-Bah
OP Offline
Pooh-Bah
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,430
Anyone shooting these Lehigh PWC hunting pistol bullets?

Last edited by H2OBUG; 08/14/2020 12:08 AM.

If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: H2OBUG] #207696 08/14/2020 4:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,044
wvhitman Offline
old hand
Offline
old hand
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,044
What's the PWC? I've shot Lehigh Extreme Penetrators and Chaos bullets. The Chaos are fantastic up to a 200+# bear, supersonic and subsonic(in .300 Whisper). The only Penetrators I've used was on groundhogs- very poor testing material.

Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: wvhitman] #207697 08/14/2020 5:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,430
H2OBUG Offline OP
Pooh-Bah
OP Offline
Pooh-Bah
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,430
Permanent wound cavity (PWC)
Their term for HP performance in a solid bullet.

Last edited by H2OBUG; 08/14/2020 5:23 PM.

If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.
Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: H2OBUG] #207699 08/14/2020 10:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,044
wvhitman Offline
old hand
Offline
old hand
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,044
OK. Never shot/tested any of them. I'm wondering if ricochets would be a problem with them?? And how would they perform on smallish animals.
I'll give Dave Fricke (the owner) credit. He's always coming up with something new....and strange.

Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: wvhitman] #207701 08/14/2020 10:59 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,857
Franchise Offline
Distinguished Expert
Offline
Distinguished Expert
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,857
I've only used the Extreme Penetrators and they were out of my 12" Encore 500 S&W..they perform like a Hardcast...nothing more, nothing less..tissue damage was less than impressive and penetration was very similar to a heavyweight hardcast...they work, but the hype is just hype, the wheel didn't get reinvented with these bullets...if you know what I mean..LOL...don't get me wrong, they're good bullets, just nothing spectacular

Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: Franchise] #207739 08/21/2020 11:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,821
45MAN Offline
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,821
THERE ARE "LEHIGH" BULLETS AND "LEHIGH DEFENSE BULLETS", THE LATTER HAS THE MONOLITHIC WFN's. DO NOT KNOW WHICH HAS "PWC" BULLETS.


"ADAPT OR DIE". I USE ALL CAPS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING, BUT BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD HABIT FROM MY ARMY DAYS, PLUS IT IS EASIER TO TYPE AND READ.
Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: 45MAN] #207748 08/21/2020 1:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 4,669
Chance Weldon Offline
Distinguished Expert
Offline
Distinguished Expert
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 4,669
I have wondered how well some of their pistol caliber Controlled Fracturing bullets would work on game. Might try them this year if Hornady Handgun Hunter gets delayed again.


Formerly TN Lone Wolf

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." - J.K. Rowling
Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: Chance Weldon] #207749 08/21/2020 1:48 PM
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,821
45MAN Offline
Pooh-Bah
Offline
Pooh-Bah
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,821
NOT SURE I MADE IT CLEAR, BUT "LEHIGH BULLETS" AND "LEHIGH DEFENSE BULLETS" APPEAR TO BE 2 DIFFERENT COMPANIES.


"ADAPT OR DIE". I USE ALL CAPS, NOT BECAUSE I AM YELLING, BUT BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD HABIT FROM MY ARMY DAYS, PLUS IT IS EASIER TO TYPE AND READ.
Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: 45MAN] #207753 08/21/2020 8:31 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,857
Franchise Offline
Distinguished Expert
Offline
Distinguished Expert
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,857
The Lehigh Defense and Extreme Penetrators are both monolithic solids, with differing nose profiles...Lehigh also makes expanding and fracturing HP's which are of a completely different design and purpose. Their fracturing HP's are AMAZING.


The Eyes are Useless, When The Mind Is Blind
Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: Franchise] #207763 08/22/2020 12:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 164
rougerocco Offline
member
Offline
member
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 164
Franchise- do the HPs penetrate? on a hog or other dense animal?

Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: rougerocco] #207764 08/22/2020 1:21 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,857
Franchise Offline
Distinguished Expert
Offline
Distinguished Expert
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,857
Absolutely!


The Eyes are Useless, When The Mind Is Blind
Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: rougerocco] #207765 08/22/2020 3:05 PM
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,044
wvhitman Offline
old hand
Offline
old hand
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,044
Don't know about hogs, but the fracturing HPs (Chaos) penetrate 100% on deer (110 gr) at 400 yards and bear (144 yards).
The subsonics (.300 Whisper, 186 gr. Chaos)) get 100% penetration out to 175 yards with the skived jacket going in 4 different directions.

Re: Lehigh Bullets [Re: rougerocco] #207778 08/24/2020 12:06 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 109
Jeffrey G. Offline
member
Offline
member
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 109
The Lehigh solid copper flat nose are game changers in that no matter how hard you drive them they are less likely than lead to deform or break-up when penetrating. And no gas check needed to prevent leading as with a hardcast missle. Structural integrity of solid copper versus lead that could deform and slow penetration if driven too fast.


Jeffrey G. Locke

Moderated by  Chance Weldon, Gary, Gregg Richter 

Newest Members
Redhawk41, Striker243, Sxviper, RobbieD, IRONMAN
9668 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
H2OBUG 5
karl 5
COR 3
Ernie 3
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 13 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3