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Old 03-18-2013, 08:35 PM
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Cutting edge raptor on game?

Has anyone tried the cutting edge raptor on deer, coyotes or any game. I see the bullet looks to be brass with an insertable tip. the 65 grain brass bullet out of my 243 would move at close to 35-3600 I'd say and it being a harder metal seems like it would penetrate plenty. plus one could take the tip out and use it for close range if the opportunity presented itself. OPINIONS?
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:45 AM
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Re: Cutting edge raptor on game?

Not sure about the .243 but IIRC, LTLR did plenty of successful tests afield, maybe he and others will chime in.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:30 AM
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Re: Cutting edge raptor on game?

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Not sure about the .243 but IIRC, LTLR did plenty of successful tests afield, maybe he and others will chime in.


I don't remember if LTLR ever used the Raptor line, he did use the MTH's quite a bit (me too). The Raptor is marketed as a hunting bullet, large hollow point & insertable (Talon IIRC) tips. Either way it should expand well, I'd have no problem wacking a deer/'yote at moderate ranges with them. The only downside is the Raptor has a really poor BC.


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Old 03-19-2013, 11:32 AM
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. plus one could take the tip out and use it for close range if the opportunity presented itself. OPINIONS?
I think the plastic tip is pretty crucial to proper expansion.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:42 AM
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I think the plastic tip is pretty crucial to proper expansion.

Maybe, the hollow point in the Raptor is HUGE, there shouldn't be much stemming the expansion. The plastic tip will probably help though, as well as bring the BC up.


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Old 03-19-2013, 03:40 PM
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Re: Cutting edge raptor on game?

True. I bet they will at least penetrate well. Pretty much all brass alloy bullets do well at that.
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True. I bet they will at least penetrate well. Pretty much all brass alloy bullets do well at that.

IIRC, the front section of the bullet is made to have a certain number of petals shed from the core.... I know I seen that advertised I just can't remember where.


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