Originally Posted by Broz
Can't say for sure which they are Scott. That pic was posted on this forum as results from an expansion test of Cutting Edge bullets. I did not do the test and so I can not say which version they are. But this is the only results I have seen done with any CE's. I would like to do more and may do some myself just to see first hand. I would think most responsible hunters would test for expansion before you hunt with them? Especially a non lead solid? Unless you are in the club like me that would shoot past 1200 yards and have no morrals and am not worthy..
You are worthy, and much respected. I look forward to your information. I personally will hunt all ranges out to about 1000. That is where I am comfortable. I want a bullet that will perform at everything in between. I have found that in the GS Custom Bullets. The 177g 30 cal will out run almost everything to about 2000 yrds at the speeds that I can launch them. The speed to bc ratio of this bullet makes it very hard to beat. It is also a true hunting bullet that holds together and deforms properly down to 1500 fps. It creates a square frontal area on impact that does more permanent damage than a rounded mushroom and insures deep penetration at any distance. No blowup or pencil.
If we are only allowed to compare bullets of the same manufacture and model then the heavier one will win every time. I am not limiting my comments on bc and weight to one bullet model. I am comparing long range hunting bullets of all makes.
Also the bc for any given bullet will change depending on the speed at which it is flying. And it will change on a curve through out its flight. Some bullets degrade bc faster than others as they slow down. Some get better as they slow down depending on the muzzle velocity. Tangent vs secant ogive. I will stand by my statement that it is possible to have a lighter vld type hunting bullet that has a better bc than a heavier vld type hunting bullet. This stuff gets quite complicated. We should not simplify it to say that heavier is always better. A 240g bullet is not always better than a 180g bullet. Unless the bc listed for a bullet is dreadfully wrong the bc is the flight characteristic that you will get. Very close depending on starting velocity anyway. I feel like I am starting to ramble. So I will stop.