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Possible New Bullet Venture

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Unread 08-06-2013, 02:48 PM
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Possible New Bullet Venture

Hey All,

I talked with Len this afternoon about a company I am thinking about setting up that would make bullets suited to long range hunting, etc.. Len game me permission to get the pulse of the members here about what calibers, weights, and other characteristics folks would want to see used in long range bullets (hunting or otherwise).

So, what kind of calibers would folks be interested in?

What weights per caliber?

Other characteristics such bonded cores? Copper bullets? Bullets with a partial tungsten core?

What would folks expect to pay for a box of 50? (No, they're not free )

Please let me know if there are any other characteristics folks would like to see!

Thanks to one and all!

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    Unread 08-06-2013, 03:13 PM
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    Re: Possible New Bullet Venture

    Peter, I am glad you posted this. There are a few ideas I've had cramping up in the old skull for a while, that I would like to see done, that Berger can't get to right now, because of how backed up they are after this whole Obama gun ban nightmare crap.


    .257 caliber, 130gr, VLD style, solid copper, completely bonded HPBT with a long bearing surface for solid rifling contact

    .284 (7mm) caliber, 210gr, VLD style, solid copper, completely bonded HPBT with a long bearing surface for solid rifling contact

    Those would be the 2 I would be most interested in seeing.

    Let me know if you need a test mule... I would love to help in my .257 Wby, and my numerous 7mm caliber rifles.

    For a box of 50, I think $30 is a fair price. That's what Nosler sells the Accubonds for, and that's about what 50 Berger bullets would cost.

    Personally, I think packaging options of 20, 50, and 100 would be cool. 20 packs for testing and development, and 50 and 100 packs for bulk purchase.
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    Unread 08-06-2013, 03:31 PM
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    What we really need is another powder extruder........

    and primer stamper......

    Check out Cutting Edge Bullets. Made to order for you...for a price.
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    Unread 08-06-2013, 03:34 PM
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    Cutting Edge is overpriced, IMO.

    If my only option is to pay out my ass, I'm gonna just keep shooting what I know works.... Just saying.

    But I think it would be great to see someone build specialty bullets that don't cost a black market kidney...Wouldn't yall?
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    6mm , 30 cal, and 338 for me. Maximum weight and a true BC that is equal or above what we are now using. Lead core, copper jacket, hollow point with maybe the back 1/3 rd bonded as long as long range consistency and accuracy does not suffer from the bonding.

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    Unread 08-06-2013, 03:53 PM
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    6mm , 30 cal, and 338 for me. Maximum weight and a true BC that is equal or above what we are now using. Lead core, copper jacket, hollow point with maybe the back 1/3 rd bonded as long as long range consistency and accuracy does not suffer from the bonding.

    Jeff
    This^^ I really like the idea of the back 1/3 bonded, its been in my head for a while now. Also possibly a metal or plastic tip.
    I would like to see them in 6.5, 7mm, 30, and 338. Maybe a 145-155 grain 6.5, a 185-195 grain 7mm, a 210-240 grain 30 cal, and 300-330 grain 338. The bullets would have to have a higher BC than the 140 berger VLD for the 6.5, 180 vld for 7mm, higher or equal too BC to the 210-230 berger targets in 30 cal, and higher BC than the 300 grain berger OTM in 338 cal. Good luck!
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    No plastic tips for me please, and I am not that crazy about metal tips either. Metal is not a deal breaker, just not my personal preference. A consistent hollow point leading to a good sized void will do me fine.

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