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Old 02-02-2020, 08:42 PM
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Interesting ammo announcement.

https://youtu.be/ApP1e_EVbFY
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:33 AM
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Very interesting! I like keeping all options open but I see this as being quite pricey. "Each bullet is machined ... " ain't gonna be cheap.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:58 AM
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In an effort to meet the growing needs of ELR shooters, Cutting Edge plans to make a new solid copper bullet, some with polymer tips. They haven't decided on weights, but intend to make them in different weights for 16, 9, and 6 twists. They say it will be ready-to-go ammo. Spring 2020 is the planned release of this ammo. This is what they say.

On a recent FB post from Cutting Edge, they indicate they plan to partner with an ammo manufacturer to produce the ammunition and so it might be a while yet before the ammo is seen.

Copper is lighter than lead, harder too. Perhaps it is easier to design a new bullet than to make it fly well. There's a lot that goes into .22 rimfire accuracy before getting to the bullet. Extreme long range accuracy is tougher still.

Here's a photo of the ammo, but it's not clear whether this is a mock up.

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Old 02-03-2020, 05:35 PM
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I have several comments:

1. Cutting Edge will be using solid turned .22 bullets - Warner Tool Company has their own product line of "Flat Line Bullets" which are solid turned VLD bullets. Their 88 grain 6mm bullets are $527 per 500 so I have to imagine that the Cutting Edge products will somewhere between $.50 to $1.00 a piece just for the bullet. Then comes primer, powder, loading, packaging and shipping. Frankly I don't see there being a large market for what is effectively expensive plinking (Hitting a plate or object at a known or unknown distance)

2. If current "Tactical" users of Eley Tenex, Lapua Xact / Midas +, or RWS R-50 are complaining about the cost of ammunition then I cannot imagine what they will do when the Cutting Edge .22 MSRP is published.

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Old 02-04-2020, 06:09 AM
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I have several comments:

1. Cutting Edge will be using solid turned .22 bullets - Warner Tool Company has their own product line of "Flat Line Bullets" which are solid turned VLD bullets. Their 88 grain 6mm bullets are $527 per 500 so I have to imagine that the Cutting Edge products will somewhere between $.50 to $1.00 a piece just for the bullet. Then comes primer, powder, loading, packaging and shipping. Frankly I don't see there being a large market for what is effectively expensive plinking (Hitting a plate or object at a known or unknown distance)

2. If current "Tactical" users of Eley Tenex, Lapua Xact / Midas +, or RWS R-50 are complaining about the cost of ammunition then I cannot imagine what they will do when the Cutting Edge .22 MSRP is published.

Bill
They will complain, but if it shoots better than the mentioned some will buy it as well, I know I am one of those guys who will complain all the way to the check out lol.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:03 AM
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for the people shooting 22 ELR seriously, the cost won't be a factor. most have multiple thousands of dollars tied up in gear already so a bullet that might give them an edge at 450 to 500 yards for a world record is nothing.

i know if i could afford to play that game seriously, i would not blink twice about these bullets. hell i may still end up getting in that game at some point
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