Cutting Edge Bullets
This is a discussion on Cutting Edge Bullets within the Reloading forums, part of the Firearms & Ammunition category; I just picked up a box of CEB .375 300gr solids to play around with in my 375 H&H. with ...
03-01-2014, 12:23 AM #1
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Cutting Edge Bullets
I just picked up a box of CEB .375 300gr solids to play around with in my 375 H&H. with any luck ill be able to get them to shoot somewhere near point of aim with my iron sights. these bullets will pose some interesting challenges starting with the fact that they are made of brass. im not sure how hard brass will be on my rifling or what kind of metal fouling it might leave (although ive heard they leave no metal fouling).
these 300gr bullets are very long but as ive noticed they still aren't as long as barnes 300gr TSX so I should be fine. overall the dimensions on these bullets are amazingly precise and im impressed with the quality. average diameter deviation has been around 0.0005" or at least that's as precise as my calipers will get.
here are the average specs: (in inches)
total length: 1.367
base driving band: .374
forward 3 driving bands: .375
bullet body: .364
weight: 300.1 grains +/- 0.1 grains (I measured them all and not a single one was under 300gr or over 300.2gr)
what is your experience with CEB projectiles? do you have any pet loads you would be willing to share?
03-01-2014, 02:39 AM #2
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I used some 145 gr Raptors with the tips in my 300 Win Mag on a few deer this past fall. For me, the jury is still out. I shot one doe that was roughly 150 yards out a bit low hitting the brisket. It blew a gigantic hole in not only the body cavity, but also the hide. As a guy who was thinking I might want to use these in Africa, the first thing I thought of was the cape and making a similar shot on a trophy animal.
On the other hand, I shot a doe at about 125 yards that was slightly quartering away right in the heart. When gutting, I didn't immediately find the heart, but didn't think much of it as it was at night. Once finished, started looking for it in the gut pile, still didn't find it. Went to dump the doe, and noticed the blood wasn't draining thru the pelvis as normal. Cleaned out in the pelvis and found three chunks of the heart that were about the size of a golf ball. I looked again in the gut pile and found another chunk after I knew what I was looking at. All told, that heart literally exploded, which was quite impressive.
I spoke with the guy who helped develop the bullet. he said i needed to put the bullets thru the shoulders instead of behind the ribs. So, as I mentioned, I'm a guy riding the fence at the moment. Then again, the larger calipers may be a totally different animal than the .308 caliber bullets I was toying with.
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03-01-2014, 04:28 PM #3
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Now in my .458B&M, things could not be better. I've got loads in the 420gr Raptor, 450gr Solid and the 260gr SOCOM. In the big boys, 1" or better groups at 100 yards with a 4x scope. The point of impact at 100 yards between the Raptor/Solid is about 1", which for the type of work they're for is just fine by me.
The 260gr SOCOM load is crazy accurate and flies at 2900fps at the muzzle. I shot a 4 shot group at 200 yards that measure 1.25". I'd call that a solid PG round.
Sorry I don't have loads for you for their rounds .375. I would not hesitate to email CEB, they will gladly provide you load data. Near as I can tell they just use QuickLoad to do this, so per their advice I would indeed start low and work up. If it were me, I'd be looking for loads using Varget or 4350 (IMR or Hodgdon).
I don't have hunting experience with these yet, but I've read very positive reports about the DG calibers.Bonse Aba
03-01-2014, 06:00 PM #4
email@example.com Good luck with them and good hunting, Paul.
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