Originally Posted by MudRunner2005
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?
Yes they are and yes, I buy them. I expect a turned projectile to be more than a swaged one.
Jeff should take a look at them. The Raptor series comes with removable tips so you can shoot a ballistic tip or a hollow point, your choice. Screw it in or unscrew it.....
The other thing I like about them is the projectile don't ride the rifling at all. The bands ride the rifling so you get higher velocity and less deposits in the barrel from the bullet itself.
I'd like to see a new manufacturer or at least one thats receptive to ideas and actually follows up on them. My question is, 'Is there room for another manufacturer of bullets to be profitable? and moreso, will the market continue?
It seems that the market is in a politically driven flux, shortages of this and that, can't get this and can't get that and wait times for even die sets is approaching stupid levels, case in point, I've been waiting on a die set ordered from a major online retailer who has been waiting for the maker to manufacture the set for 5 going on 6 months now. Lead time is one thing, inordinate lead times are another.
It almost appears that therer is a concerted effort to curtail the reloading market by drying up supplies, while (interestingly) factory ammunition is getting more and more readily available. I just don't get it.
As a rule, I don't go through boxes of bullets when hunting so I can use the high priced stuff. I still shoot swaged bullets for practice. I cartainly can't afford turned ones at 65 bucks a box of 50....amd with propellant/primer issues, even practice has been limited
I'd go practice with my 22 but I haven't seen 22 LR's for sale for months.
I'm not trying to derail the thread, just stating what I see in relationship to our sport.
I guess my comment distills down to, 'Is there room for another player and can that player capture enough of the marketshare to be profitable?' After, unlike the church, a business has to be profitable to remain in business.