Our Maximum Expansion® Technology is used to produce projectiles that create the largest wound channels of any bullet on the market. These cavernous hollow points are designed to expand upon contact with a fluid-based medium through hydraulic energy. They do not expand on dry mediums like wood, drywall, bone, or sheet metal. The expansion process of Lehigh's Maximum Expansion technology is very different than that of a traditional lead jacketed bullet that expands when it comes in contact with a hard surface – we designed these bullets to expand where the expansion is needed and that is in the vital zone of your intended target.
Lehigh Maximum Expansion rifle bullets expand with 4 petals to a diameter that is often twice the original bullet diameter while still providing deep penetration. Contrast this with a traditional jacketed bullet that expands and quickly mushrooms the nose back along the bullets shank once again reducing the diameter down to a less effective size. Through design and testing, we can move the expansion point and maintain the expansion diameter exactly where required providing the optimum terminal performance for the specific application.
Maximum Expansion rifle bullets are currently available for 300 Blackout, 300 HAM'R, .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield.
Lehigh Maximum Expansion handgun and subsonic rifle bullets expand with razor sharp petals positioned AND maintained at the largest diameter to provide the greatest cutting surface. Contrast this with a traditional jacketed bullet that expands and quickly mushrooms the nose back along the bullets shank once again reducing the diameter down to a less effective size. The maximum diameter expansion limits penetration making the handgun Maximum Expansion bullets ideal for situations where over penetration can endanger innocents.
Maximum Expansion handgun and subsonic rifle bullets are currently available for 9mm Luger, .357 Magnum, .38 Special +P and .45 Colt specifically designed for the Taurus Judge. Subsonic .300 Blackout bullets are also available.
Solid copper Maximum Expansion bullets meet the criteria of states and jurisdictions calling for lead free projectiles.