Indeed, the Cutting Edge bullets won't be available until some time in February (if then).I have plenty. The cutting edge bullets aren’t out. I’d assume you won’t see targets from those people until they get bullet
'Reasonable cost' lost all meaning over the past few monthsReasonable cost is relative.
For me to practice with my elr gun, it’s $1.60 per bullet and 150gr of powder and a .05 primer and a $2.60 case that I can reuse, say 10-15 times. It’s also a 5.5hour round trip to get to a spot that I can shoot 2800 yards.
What in your opinion would be reasonable cost of a bullet, 2-4gr of powder and a one time use case to be able to drive 5 miles to shoot 700 yards and have the same amount of drop as the elr rifle?
CCI Stingers have a longer case. Not sure about the Mini Mags.Has anyone heard anything about lube for the CE copper bullets? Will it be similar to what gets used on lead, or something different? (I am assuming it will be lubed somehow).
I hope the the CCI brass is better than what comes with MiniMags, there is a lot of size variation, and they seem to run a bit larger than competition rimfire brass. If I shoot or MiniMags in my RimX. They are very tight and some are big enough that the bolt doesn’t close.
You are being contacted this morning because you have a current open pre-order for the CuRx 22lr 32gr bundle. We received word from our brass manufacturer that we will receive our first shipment mid-March. The demand for primed brass is at an all-time high right now but they are confident in the ship date they gave us.
We appreciate your patience during these unprecedented times throughout the firearms industry. We are excited to get everyone their orders as soon as possible!
Have you asked them where they are getting their brass? With that date, it’s sounding like Eley even though the pictures on their site show CCI
Also, they now have the 40gn and 50gn bullets available to pre-order.
Ah, but projects like this are exactly what drive improvements that the shooting world gets to enjoy. It may not be your bag and you don’t have to even understand the drive behind it. But without people pushing limitations and people who are driving forward, innovation never happens and improvements don’t happen.I was looking to optimize and reduce the variation in 22lr shooting. New barrel, I could understand. New chamber and new mags, super vs subsonic, and reloading ammo, and a bump in ammo costs- and we aren't talking '22lr' anymore. That's fine. But frankly for the cost and the performance, I'd rather shoot 223. Maybe 'rimfire' opens up ranges, but 50gr supersonic ammo, you are getting close to 223 anyways.
In this thread on Jan. 28, in an answer to a question from you, the information from Cutting Edge was provided that the brass is indeed from CCI. Was there any reason to think that since then, not quite a month ago, CE had changed suppliers?Have you asked them where they are getting their brass? With that date, it’s sounding like Eley even though the pictures on their site show CCI
Believe Me all Industries are behind .The latest update from CE:
22LR CuRx PRE-ORDER UPDATE
We spoke with our brass supplier this week and unfortunately they're running a little bit behind schedule. We are now looking at a ship date the first week of April for the primed, spun brass.
We realize this is not what anyone wants to hear and we did not either but we are all running behind right now in the firearms industry. These are unprecedented times for ALL of us but rest assured we are working very hard around the clock to get these kits shipped. We just need your patience a little bit longer and I promise it'll be worth the wait! We are doing all we can to keep you updated. We will send another update the moment we receive tracking information from our supplier.
I am so excited to let you all know that our brass in en route to our facility! We are scheduled to have the delivery on May 5. I want to be realistic and give ourselves time to not rush with packaging. My plan is to begin shipping all pre-orders by May 12. You will all receive tracking information once your order is picked for shipping. We will be shipping all orders in the order they were received.
What are the bore and groove diameters of your barrel?Here are some results from my first attempt at loads for the 32gn CE bullets.
The gun I am loading for is a RimX action with a Bartlein barrel, match Eachus chamber done by Keystone. As noted previously, this is a tight chamber and I cannot throw the bolt with the brass as provided because the bullet jams hard. In order to get it to work, I trimmed the brass to .588 +/- .001. At that length, the bullets still jam but allow the bolt to close without undue force.
I started with VV3N37, loads ranging from 2.5gn to 2.8gn in .1 gn increments.
I was not able to get velocity readings with my LabRadar, so unfortunately I lost some valuable data. I do think that the CE rounds were super sonic due to the change in sound.
The 5 round group from the 2.5 gn load was .75 MOA, measured .38" with OnTarget (50yards).
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The group for 2.6gn was 1.2 MOA, measured .61 with OnTarget.
The brass showed pressure signs for both 2.5 and 2.6gn, with the base expanding into the unsupported area; the brass ruptured at 2.7gn. In retrospect I should have started at a lower charge (maybe the 2.1gn recommended by CE), especially since I knew I had a tight chamber and was jamming the bullets. The 2.7gn and 2.8gn loads fired fine in my JP22, which has a much looser/longer chamber, and the brass did not show pressure signs.
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Overall, I think this shows a lot of promise, although I really wish I had gotten some velocity data. I want to use the 32gn bullet for hunting, and if I am able to consistently get .75 MOA I will be very happy with it, that would be an order of magnitude better than any commercial lead-free 22 ammo. But there is a lot more development that I need to do, and I still have a lot to learn about loading for .22LR.