I noticed lately on Lehigh’s Facebook feed that they were teasing a .50BMG with what looked like a solid brass projectile. It had a black tip, and the caption simply read “for L.E. only, but still pretty cool”. They of course didn’t give any data on it, and I assume it is just their solid brass monolithic projectile which Lehigh Bullets has made for a long time, but it got me wondering if anybody (Pepper) has one or knows if it is anything super-special like a steel core in it or anything?
There are several other manufacturers who load solid brass bullets into .50BMG and offer them to retail distribution for anyone to buy in the range of $55 to $65 for 10rds usually. Lehigh didn’t respond to my question about why the L.E.O. nature of it, and what was their price, etc… other loads are usually using Barnes 750gr monolithic projectile, or else the Bullex-N projo from Lapua, or the Lehigh one, which they sell readily as components only. SBR, Double Tap, PMC, Thunder ammo and others all load some sort of solid brass match .50bmg. Thunder ammo actually does an extra long 802gr load for single-shot rifles only.
Below is the Lehigh pic from their Facebook post:
And here is PMC’s:
And Thunder’s extra-long 802gr:
If it’s just a solid brass monolithic from Lehigh, then I wonder why the L.E.O. squeamishness from them since so many others are selling straight-to-retail with it?