what makes a good elr 50 bmg bullet ?

myrifleisLapua

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

My guess is anything you hit with M2ball is going to die!
 

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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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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
 

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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
 

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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
I was hoping to get the secret of 27000 fps. Sounded good to me.
 

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Thats 24 times the speed of sound. Would be a laser shooting bullet for sure!
Yep, but he came back next post and apparently it was a typo.....too bad, I hoped he knew something physists didnt. Too bad.....but I think if he did have the secret, my Macmillan action would have sent the bolt back into my cheek fast enough to do some damage......LOL
 
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