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Marty
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PostSubject: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyOctober 26th 2016, 6:09 pm

This afternoon was cloudy, mid- 40's with a steady 10-15 m.p.h. wind.  
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By the way...this is my new shooting club and only ten minutes from my house.)   Smile
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A 3 shot group follows the clean barrel shot.
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All Copper construction

For this range outing I finally settled on this particular combo for my CVA Apex, and will remain the load this deer season for this smoke gun.  Still more testing to come on this bullet with other smokers, but it generally seems to prefer a hotter load and tight sabots.
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Last edited by Marty on April 24th 2019, 7:29 am; edited 5 times in total (Reason for editing : Added pics)
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyOctober 26th 2016, 7:45 pm

Great looking range and that's a hell of a group.

Ray........... :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyOctober 26th 2016, 7:48 pm

Excellent shooting Marty! I think you'll like those copper bullets. I wonder what kind of velocity you are getting?
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyOctober 28th 2016, 7:58 am

Yep...I was very happy Very Happy  guys with that 3 group and called-it-a-day.  I intentionally picked a day with moderate wind to see how this very light bullet would perform.  After 22 rounds I decided to cut-to-the-chases and slice-through the wind with 120 grains.  Apparently wind was no longer a problem then.  BTW...out of my heavy Apex recoil was surprisingly pleasant even with 120 grains of BH209.  I felt like a .30-.30 center-fire.

scratch ...I don't have a chrono, but somewhere around 2,300 would be my guess. Dunno
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyOctober 28th 2016, 8:42 am

Sweet looking set up and a really nice Range. You did some great shooting with that set up.

Dave
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyOctober 28th 2016, 6:56 pm

Very nice combo & report Marty. I'll have to look into that bullet. I hadn't seen that one. I did see a 165 grain that I am interested in.

Greg

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Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor Apex-s10McRem 40cal SML

LEUPOLD 4-12X40 VX-R 30mm, CDS, FIRE DOT
CEB 40/240, 76gr IMR 4895
2600 ft/s

CVA APEX .358 SML & .45 ML
LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

Knight Mountainer LTD
45cal / 1-20 twist
LEUPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R 30mm WIND PLEX CDS FIREDOT
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyOctober 28th 2016, 7:42 pm

Here's the one I'm looking at

https://cuttingedgebullets.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=M._400_165_20_CT

Greg

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Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor Apex-s10McRem 40cal SML

LEUPOLD 4-12X40 VX-R 30mm, CDS, FIRE DOT
CEB 40/240, 76gr IMR 4895
2600 ft/s

CVA APEX .358 SML & .45 ML
LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

Knight Mountainer LTD
45cal / 1-20 twist
LEUPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R 30mm WIND PLEX CDS FIREDOT
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyOctober 29th 2016, 7:43 am

@GregK wrote:
Here's the one I'm looking at

https://cuttingedgebullets.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=M._400_165_20_CT

Greg
 I used 165 grain bullets exclusively in my .30-06...great weight for deer.  Certainly another one to check into on the range.  150 grain bullets are as low as I will go for hunting...probably because that what I used in my .30-.30.
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyOctober 29th 2016, 8:04 am

I have to agree with you Marty.  These lighter bullets are very susceptible to wind drift but with a stout powder charge in a regular muzzleloader these bullet should easily kill out 200 yards. I'm going to order some this morning to try and my 45 caliber Knight  mostly because I love to play Shooter

Greg

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Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor Apex-s10McRem 40cal SML

LEUPOLD 4-12X40 VX-R 30mm, CDS, FIRE DOT
CEB 40/240, 76gr IMR 4895
2600 ft/s

CVA APEX .358 SML & .45 ML
LUEPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R CDS, FIRE DOT, WIND PLEX

Knight Mountainer LTD
45cal / 1-20 twist
LEUPOLD 4-12X50 VX-R 30mm WIND PLEX CDS FIREDOT
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyApril 24th 2019, 7:58 am

On occasion I'll get an inquiry regarding some of my older posts and missing pictures.   Fortunately I have all the pics and can easily re-post them in a forum post or thread upon request (there's just too many to do at once).  Just send me a PM.  This goes for any other pictures I may have included in any Reply of mine in any of the Forums.  

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p.s  Don, I don't have any Range Report on the 165's, but here ya go on the 150's. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyApril 24th 2019, 9:52 am

Looking good.  Any idea of FPS?
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PostSubject: Re: Cutting Edge Bullet - 150 grain/.400 Raptor   Cutting Edge Bullet -  150 grain/.400 Raptor EmptyApril 24th 2019, 11:17 am

@Sparkitoff wrote:
Looking good.  Any idea of FPS?
I don't have a chrono Sad (need to think again about getting one).   All I know is they fly out of that like a bat in hell to my delight Laughing
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