Cutting Edge bullet kills

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  1. Big Jake Duke

    Big Jake Duke Well-Known Member

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    This year the outfitter had a mistake on my gun permit to Mexico and I could not take my favorite rifle. Luckily I had listed two rifles initially, even though I didn’t have an intention of taking two. Well good thing for me I did. The Saturday night before the Monday morning flight the outfitter sent me the permit and I discovered his error.

    So Sunday morning I loaded 50 rounds for a gun I’ve barely shot and guessed at load development. I ended up shooting 152 gr Cutting Edge Bullet Maximus in a 7mm-08, I was really worried about this set up because my velocity was around 2650 in a starting load.

    My shot was 100 yards and almost going dead away from me. I was able to stitch the shot just between the shoulder blade and ribs with an exit wound on the same side of his neck. The buck dropped in his tracks, the exit wound was nearly 2 1/2 in diameter. 54A30FB6-41E0-4827-BDE1-83FCA47345A6.jpeg
     
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    Big Jake Duke Well-Known Member

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    5584EA86-5173-4F02-8DB9-E6A2076608BA.jpeg This was Colorado this year- 335 yards 300 rum 190gr Cutting Edge MTHs at 3350fps.

    That is nine in a row one shot kills with the Cutting Edge Bullets
     
  3. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Just curios why not the lazer? After talking with cutting edge and Mitch Fitzpatrick seems they really are high on those over the mth for any hunting.
     
  4. TXAoudadKlr

    TXAoudadKlr Well-Known Member

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    Snox801, that 260gr Maximus. I haven’t got it to shed all four petals but Its way more authoritative than the 300gr TTSX. Had several kills with the TTSX out of my .458 and the exits were dismal, poor blood trails and such. First one with the CEB Maximus. It spun the deer around I could see a massive blood spot. Blood trail looked like it had been poured out of a bucket. Not that I needed it but was definitely what I was looking for.

    I’m thinking for 600 and in depending on caliber those Maximus will be hard to beat for a hunting bullet.
     
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  5. snox801

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    I wanted to try those but I've had such devastating results with the raptors out of my socom it's hard to change. The 295 gr without the tip have been the best so far. But no complaints with the tipped socom 259 either. I have 100 of each loaded so it will be a while before I go through those.
     
  6. TXAoudadKlr

    TXAoudadKlr Well-Known Member

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    I may try the 180gr Maximus out of my 300AX should do near 3500fps + or -

    Reading 3500fps makes me feel a little tingly inside.
     
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  7. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes I've been looking at the light weight sledge hammers for my .338 improved.
     
  8. Big Jake Duke

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  9. snox801

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    Cool just was curios. Thanks.
     
  10. Buzzsaw

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    I tried the 120 and 130 MTH in my Barrett 6.5 Creedmoor, 21" 1X8 twist. I just could not get them to group worth a damn. I tried several powders and loadings and couldn't get better than 2" group. The gun shoots 143ELDX, 140 ST's and Berger Elite Hunters in .6 easy. I have some left and would love to get accurate loads with them. I seated with the Seal Tite band just into the neck as suggested.

    Ballistic tips and ELDX's, Elite Hunters
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    Cutting Edge and these were the "good" groups
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  11. MarkA

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    Buzzsaw, have you shot the CEB in the Norma brass? Reason I ask is the Alpha and Lapua brass gave me fits until I turned the necks to .013. The average neck on the Alpha and Lapua are near .015 and even in a .298 neck it appeared that had good neck chamber clearance as I could drop bullet right thru fired cases. But on 2nd firing's with both brass I saw some 60fps es swings using H4350. I decided that maybe more neck chamber clearance may get cleaner bullet release help so turned the necks and problems evaporated. Food for thought.
     
  12. Buzzsaw

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    Thanks Mark, I will try again with my Norma Brass. Would you mind sharing your load data if you are shooting the 6.5 Creedmoor?
     
  13. MarkA

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    I have a bit of a hot lot of H4350 but using 41 grains with the 125 Maximus at 2800fps
     
  14. Buzzsaw

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    is the maximus the same profile of the MHT? i'll check them out.