.380 Bullet Tech breakthrough?...

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    .380 Bullet Tech breakthrough?...

    Not sure if already posted but saw this earlier on another site:



    Appears interesting if nothing else. Might order a box or two of this stuff to see how it feeds in my LCP. I definitely like the "outside the box" thinking that seems to have gone into the design. I suppose only time will tell if it was a good idea or not...

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    Very interesting!
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    That is pretty interesting... I was kinda wondering about the legality of using the spoon round for defensive purposes. Seeing how that FMJ was altered and its performance makes me feel pretty good about making a box of um.

    The results from that round looks impressive for sure, but it doesn't match the effect of a round that tumbles after impact, still might pick a box up, depending on the price.
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    Another extreme magic super ninja bullet. Wait for version 2.0

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    ? These .380 ACP threads should finish off the post with the tag line; (Let the ragging commence!)

    I don't see anything "magical" about it at all. Just a different bullet design trying to optimize the bullet design "itself" for maximum wounding results from a marginal defense round. If this had be introduced for the 9mm or .45 ACP I'm sure there would be a different story and response by some; although due to the terminal velocity and wounding capabilities for those two rounds, the need for such a round would be kinda moot.
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    From the Lehigh web site (direct sales to the public), one box of .380 with shipping to MD, works out to $1.58 per round compared to my last order of Precision One XTP at $0.67 per round. That makes these rounds pretty expensive to shoot to determine if they reliably feed. I like to shoot at least 50 rounds without any failures prior to carrying. But I may have to get a couple of boxes (20 rounds per box) and give them a try.

    The Lehigh web site is here: https://www.lehighdefense.com/index....eme-penetrator
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    ? If this had be introduced for the 9mm or .45 ACP I'm sure there would be a different story and response by some; although due to the terminal velocity and wounding capabilities for those two rounds, the need for such a round would be kinda moot.
    Actually, this bullet is available for most calibers at their web site.
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    Eh.

    The cracks in the gel don't necessarily correlate to damage in living tissue--it's a lot more flexible and will stretch in stead of crack.

    It might be a slight improvement over a FN-FMJ, but I'm not convinced it would justify the cost.
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    Interesting indeed. Thanks for the post.
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    kind of a cool idea to take advantage of the spinning of the round more.... but I think I'll stick with my Speer Gold Dots in my 380.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjohnson44546 View Post
    kind of a cool idea to take advantage of the spinning of the round more.... but I think I'll stick with my Speer Gold Dots in my 380.
    The Lehigh bullet spins no more faster than any other bullet out of the same gun--the rotation is determined by the rifling twist in the barrel.
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    I would think that a hollow points hole is cutting a larger open hole and will cause more bleeding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabbath View Post
    I would think that a hollow points hole is cutting more open hole and will cause more bleeding.
    Except .380 hollow points tend to have underpenetration issues...when they expand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    The Lehigh bullet spins no more faster than any other bullet out of the same gun--the rotation is determined by the rifling twist in the barrel.
    not sure what that has to do with anything... I never said they spin faster or differently. The shape of the bullet is taking advantage of the spinning when its hitting things.... large flat areas spinning and hitting doing extra damage, and slowing down the round, instead of trying to go smoothly through.
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