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#199509 - 05/06/19 03:55 PM Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets
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Have any of you had the opportunity to run any of the SOLIDS from Cutting Edge Bullets? I have requested further information from them but since most of you folks have a vastly more extensive background in this lifestyle than I do, I was wondering if any of you had tried them and what might be your impression. I'm thinking of giving them a run in my 454, 480 and 500JRH. Thanks again for any info.

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#199512 - 05/06/19 04:51 PM Re: Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets [Re: adbhowler]
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Cutting Edge Bullets are a fine product and a good company. I have spoke with one of them and have plans to drop $200.00 to pay them for a run of Safari Solid 160 grain 7mm bullets.

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#199513 - 05/06/19 07:00 PM Re: Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets [Re: Jeff460]
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Yes, I?ve used them fairly extensively, to include a water buffalo in Argentina. They are accurate and they penetrate deep and straight. They are also costly, and in my humble opinion could use a bigger meplat. That said, LeHigh makes flat-nosed solids that check off all the right boxes including reasonable pricing. Can?t go wrong with either, but I prefer the LeHighs.
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#199521 - 05/06/19 08:47 PM Re: Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets [Re: Whitworth]
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Used on kudu waterbuff a couple of times. Also on bison from 41 mag 454 and 460 along with 500 smith and 500 jrh.


Edited by tradmark (05/06/19 08:47 PM)

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#199526 - 05/07/19 08:35 AM Re: Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets [Re: Jeff460]
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 Originally Posted By: Jeff460
Cutting Edge Bullets are a fine product and a good company. I have spoke with one of them and have plans to drop $200.00 to pay them for a run of Safari Solid 160 grain 7mm bullets.


Unless you are culling elephant, I wouldn't waste my money on a small diameter solid. The 7mm, with its small size and velocity potential benefits greatly from expansion.
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#199527 - 05/07/19 09:45 AM Re: Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets [Re: Whitworth]
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Thanks folks, knew I would get the info I needed. Will check into LeHighs today as well. Any issues with handloading these? I read that they have to make them longer to gain the weight needed so they probably need to be seated deeper. Not against changing powders if needed (run H110 mostly).
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#199529 - 05/07/19 11:15 AM Re: Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets [Re: adbhowler]
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All bullets made from alloy are lighter than pure lead because of the density differences. A lead bullet will be shorter because it is heavier. A mono-metal bullet must be longer to weigh the same. If it is too long, it must be made shorter, even though it weighs less. That is just the reality of give-and-take that goes on when attributes are exchanged for what is actually able to be accomplished.

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#199530 - 05/07/19 11:21 AM Re: Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets [Re: Whitworth]
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Just replicating the bullet needs for culling elephants is all I am trying to accomplish. I bought a 7mm-08 for my son and I wanted to get some made for his round. It is my indulgence and practicality does not enter into the equation. And I prefer the bullets with a wider meplat too. But that is for my revolvers and not my rifle.

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#199537 - 05/07/19 01:38 PM Re: Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets [Re: Jeff460]
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 Originally Posted By: Jeff460
Just replicating the bullet needs for culling elephants is all I am trying to accomplish.


Lol. Awesome.
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#199538 - 05/07/19 02:37 PM Re: Solids from Cutting Edge Bullets [Re: Jeff460]
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 Originally Posted By: Jeff460
All bullets made from alloy are lighter than pure lead because of the density differences. A lead bullet will be shorter because it is heavier. A mono-metal bullet must be longer to weigh the same. If it is too long, it must be made shorter, even though it weighs less. That is just the reality of give-and-take that goes on when attributes are exchanged for what is actually able to be accomplished.
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