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Old 01-31-2012, 11:18 AM
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Re: Cutting Edge bullets?

So other words i hit a home run with the 338 rum purchase. I ordered the large wyatt box so i will be in good shape with the 300 smk. I shoot the 300 out of my edge and have been very happy and love the idea i can shoot ot out of my rum since i have 500 of them. Let me know how today goes and thanks very much for the advise on the rum.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:56 AM
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Re: Cutting Edge bullets?

I heard back from Cutting Edge and this was the reply to my email:

Our MTH J01 160gr has proven to be extremely accurate in the 7mmSTW
cartridge but unfortunately it will not magazine feed either. The best you
could do with them is load one down in the magazine with the bullet over top
of the feed ramp and one in the chamber. With the accuracy of those bullets
most people are not concerned with magazine feeding especially if shooting
long range.
The MTH J05 145gr bullets will magazine feed and they have pressure/fouling
reducing grooves due to their length. I do not know anyone personally with a
7mmSTW shooting them but I see no reason why they would not shoot well.
We do not offer any test packs of bullets at this time.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:54 PM
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Re: Cutting Edge bullets?

Just got in from shooting and had some surprises with the 225 CE bullet in the 338 RUM. It shot great at 3300 fps which is about 80 fps faster than I was shooting the 225 AB. A 225 grain .64 bc at 3300 fps makes a nice rifle. You will want to shoot the 225's in the light remington. The 300's will rock you pretty good in the light rifle. They shoot great in it but kick. I will be posting data later under a 338 RUM loads thread.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:32 PM
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Re: Cutting Edge bullets?

I would like to try Cutting Edge bullets. Thinking the D65 252gn bullets might be the best for my 338LAI. Does anyone know how D65's compare to the 300gn smk's ballistically? I was told that I should get about 300fps faster out of the 252's. My rifle is shooting the 300 smk's at 2955fps. This would put me around 3,250fps with the CE's.

Also, I have used Barnes X bullets for years in other rifles. How do these CE bullets do for fouling? The old Barnes bullets would foul after about 20 shots. Not sure if CE is using a different type of copper for their bullets but it would be nice to know what grade of copper is used.

Hearing good things about these bullets but not sure if they will beat the 300 grainers.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:48 PM
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How do these CE bullets do for fouling? The old Barnes bullets would foul after about 20 shots. Not sure if CE is using a different type of copper for their bullets but it would be nice to know what grade of copper is used.

Hearing good things about these bullets but not sure if they will beat the 300 grainers.
Ray, I have not tried any of the CE bullets. But have the Barnes in the past. One thing I have come to learn over the years using some wildcats and standard Wby chamberings is, Higher velocity and solid copper always have resulted in more copper fouling. Some worse than others but for sure it will be accelerated with this combination, as well as accelerated throat wear.

These are some of the reasons I am standing by watching these bullets instead on jumping in. That, and I want to shoot beside them with similar chamberings in the wind before I draw any conclusions. So get some and lets go shoot again. Maybe we can find some wind and test em out in your rifle.

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Old 01-31-2012, 05:08 PM
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Re: Cutting Edge bullets?

The price of them is enough to scare me of not using them. Copper fouling, hmm i thought last fall my scope went or the barrel went south. My 25-284 was my back up gun for Co., got out there and couldnt get it sighted in what an empty feeling. Got home went to range same thing, came home started the basics of scrubbing on barrel very nasty. Went back to the range 3 shots little over 1/2 moa. I was using the swift scorr.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:55 PM
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The price of them is enough to scare me of not using them. Copper fouling, hmm i thought last fall my scope went or the barrel went south. My 25-284 was my back up gun for Co., got out there and couldnt get it sighted in what an empty feeling. Got home went to range same thing, came home started the basics of scrubbing on barrel very nasty. Went back to the range 3 shots little over 1/2 moa. I was using the swift scorr.
Mike
Ditto and it already cost to much to shoot the larger calibers like 338.s
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