what makes a good elr 50 bmg bullet ?

Discussion in 'Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)' started by myrifleisLapua, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. myrifleisLapua

    myrifleisLapua Well-Known Member

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    I've been talking to cutting edge bullets about a 50 bmg bullet with the talon tip.
    They said they could easily produce a bullet. But what would 50 bmg shooters want in said bullet ?
    Weight wise ? I was thinking maybe 650gr for velocity if it can be made with a good BC.
     
  2. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    a good source of information of that type would be mark king.
    a top end pa gunsmith/ williamsport shooter, he also hunts with a 50.
    im told there will be regularly scheduled 50 cal matches at that club soon.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    My guess is anything you hit with M2ball is going to die!
     
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    stenger Well-Known Member

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    Just shoot cutting edge 800 grain bullets I have been shooting them for two years now and they a awesome. They perform great very accurate and also expand on game. No need for anything else. I run mine at 27000 fps. The actual BC from field testing is .975
     
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    stenger Well-Known Member

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  7. laserflat

    laserflat Well-Known Member

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    Any idea how the Cutting Edge compares as far as BC to the 750 AMAX and Lapua 800gr? Also, Mr Stenger, assuming you have tested the A-Max and Lapua as well, how did muzzle velocity compare between these three?

    Thanks
     
  8. stenger

    stenger Well-Known Member

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    BC is .975 which is higher. Velocity was the same if using 20n29 powder. This bullet has a bore rider which was designed for standard chambers. It's a great bullet that also expands on game. The bore rider takes care the runout that comes with most 50 brass. Give them a try jumped .025 you will be happy