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Anybody ever use Raptor bullet's for Hunting?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Beak50, May 19, 2012.

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  1. Beak50

    Beak50 Member

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    I recently came across an article on Ammoland's web site about a company here in P.A. called Cutting Edge Bullets and was wondering if anyone on this site has used them.They are a little pricey but I think I'm gonna give their Match/Tactical bullet's a try in .30 cal when I reload next.Look them up at www.cuttingedgebullets.com
     
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    Looks kind of gimmicky to me. The price is a bit steep. Think I'll just stick with the good 'ol Hornady for furry targets. In their testimonials a guy talks about loading his hunting rifle with several types of ammo while out in the field hunting and this stuff was his favorite. Who in the world loads thier mag holding 3 rounds with 3 different types of ammo for a comparison? You think he would of tested before he hit the field.
     
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    They lost me at "environmentally safe copper" yea well so is lead E-safe.
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    Too much of a gimmick and too much money. But if you want to do some testing let us know how it goes. I could be wrong.
     
  5. Beak50

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    I didn't know if anyone ever tried them.I was curious as to their performance I can't physically hunt anymore so all my info would be from shooting targets.
     
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    I've not personally used them...but remember coming across a post on the 6.8 FORUM where someone was experimenting with them. Probably 'Hi-Tech-Rancher'....if memory serves.

    Not .30 caliber in his case...but .277/6.8mm
     
  7. Kcitsmoob

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    Are you thinking of using the MT, MTH bullets or the Raptor bullets?
    Well the MT or MTH bullets are amazing for targets. If I can shoot a clay bird at 940 yards than these are damn good. If you want to know about the Raptor bullets try a search on the accurate reloading forum. Tons of stuff there. The Raptors are great for doing maximum damage to vitals as well as accurate. Give CEB a call. They have great customer service.
     
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    I would use the target bullets.I might get some raptors and let my father in law try them this year on deer,since he always get's a few.He hunts in more states then P.A. so he always get's at least two deer a year.I did call CEB about if they plan to make a .323 cal for reloading and they told me it is on their soon to come list"in a few months".
     
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    TROLL.....j/k.....but that does sound like a sales pitch and of course it was your first post. If you are trolling just so you know I seriously doubt they are "worth" the money over the already established and proven brands.
     
  10. Kcitsmoob

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    It was a sales pitch. I wish I was making money from my endorsement but I am not a pro. They are awesome. I'd love everyone to try them. If you are happy with "Well established" bullets that is good. Competition is also good. New and better technologies and designs are also good. Value is partly determined by performance and I was damn convinced of that shooting their 416 bullets from almost 1,000 yards and easily able to shoot a target about 3.5" in diameter. Yes these are not cheap plinking bullets thats for sure. Maybe ask some people over on long range hunting forum about them or snipers hide. A few well experienced types there having good success with them. Whatever gets you the best groups is what matters in competition shooting not saving 50 cents a bullet. If you are happy with what you have that is a good thing. If you want better I think these are worth a try. Don't knock them till you try them. You might be surprised.
     
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    Ok you sold me, I'll try them so now you can send me a case of free samples ..... Honestly I'm not the type of shooter that would benefit from their supposed increased performance. I rarely shoot long distance anymore. If I had seen them 5 or 6 years ago I'd probably have gave them a shot. These days I measure my groups in hits on target and no longer worry about that pesky .034 of an inch difference. I still think their "pitch" is gimmicky.
     
  12. Kcitsmoob

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    Call them up and see if they do smaller count amounts to try them out. I remember some talk about that.
     
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    Looks ALOT like the Barnes TTSX. Which is a hella good bullet by most standards. That said at that price I would try the Barnes first, the advantage of those mono metal bullets is the high level of penetration.
     
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