“What’s the Difference Between Your Lines?”

A guide to the question we get asked most frequently

With a growing number of SKU’s (380 now to be exact), the number one question we get asked is what the difference is between them. Here’s an exact guide to clarify each lines’ characteristics.

 

RIFLE BULLET LINES 


MTH

This was the original line we launched Cutting Edge Bullets with 8 years ago. It is a solid copper, lead-free, lathe turned design. With its high BC, it can beused for extreme long-range hunting and shooting, but works perfectly at closer ranges as well. It is an expanding bullet, but not in the traditional sense: it is designed to shed 3-6 small petals after 1-2” of penetration while the base continues. The petals follow alongside the main wound channel to create massive trauma. 

Available in calibers: .224-50BMG
Applications: target use, ELR, small game hunting, big game hunting
For ranges: 100yds+
Functions down to:1800fps

 



MTAC

This line is the solid, non-expanding version of our MTH line. This bullet is strictly for target use only. We designed the MTH and MTAC line in matching pairsso that you can use the same load for both and get the same point of impact. Many people choose to purchase the solids for load development, then use the matching MTH for hunting. 

Available in calibers: .224-.50
Applications: target
For ranges: 100yds+

 

LAZER

This is also a high BC, monolithic, lathe turned projectile that is lead-free. It is an expanding hollow point, and was designed to shed larger petals than theMTH line making them more trauma inducing. Interestingly enough, they were originally designed as a hunting bullet for use inside 1000yds. However, upon further testing, it was found that although they have a BC slightly lower than the MTH/MTAC lines, they produce more consistent BC numbers from shot to shot. For this reason, they are frequently used in matches, and were used by Derek Rodgers of team Applied Ballistics to win the King of 2 Miles match in 2017. 

Available in calibers:.308-.416
Applications: hunting, long range hunting, long range match shooting
For ranges: 100yds+
Functions down to: 1300fps

 


ER Raptor

This is our highest trauma producing hunting bullet. These are a hollow point design in both brass and copper. They are designed so that after 1-2” ofpenetration, 6 blades will break off and radiate outward in a star pattern while the base continues. 

Available in calibers: .224-.375
Applications: hunting
For ranges: 0-600yds
Functions down to: 1500fps

  

FB Raptor

This line functions in the same manner as the above-mentioned ER raptor. The only difference is that these have a flat base for more case capacity. This linecaters to specialty cartridges such as Subsonic 300 blackout, supersonic 300 Blackout, .458 SOCOM and 450 Bushmaster.

Available in calibers: .224-.458
Applications: hunting
For ranges: 0-500yds
Functions down to: 1500fps

 

ESP Raptor

These are also uniquely designed to be shot as a hollow point, a tipped hollow point (tips sold with the bullets uninstalled for optional installation) OR they can be turned around and shot as a solid; all options have the same point of impact. These are solid brass bullets designed to function like the rest of our Raptor lines. When shot as a hollow point or tipped hollowpoint, after 1-2” of penetration, 6 blades will break off and radiate outward in a star pattern while the base continues. 

Available in calibers: .224-.500
Applications: hunting
For ranges: 0-500yds
Functions down to: 1500fps

 

Maximus

Our latest line is the Maximus, which was designed to be a hybrid between our Raptor and MTH bullets. After 1-2” of penetration, this bullet will shed 8blades at impact velocities over 2400fps, and 4 blades at impact velocities lower than 2400fps. Our Raptors all have a larger hollow point with a plastic tip installed; these were designed without the plastic tip and a smaller hollow point which creates a slightly better BC. Because these are not a 2 piece bullet like our Raptor lines, they are also more cost effective to manufacture, thus making them less expensive for you.

Available in calibers: .264-.416
Applications: hunting
For ranges: 0-700yds
Functions down to: 1400fps

 



DGBR (Dangerous Game Brass)

Our DGBR bullets are designed for deep, straight line penetration for dangerous game hunting. This design features our 13 degree nose profile which hasbeen tested and proven to provide maximum penetration and trauma. 

Available in calibers:  .348 – .700NE
Applications: Dangerous game hunting

 




DHBR-HP (Dangerous Game Brass Hollow Point)

Counterpart to the DGBR is the DGBR-HP line which is designed for maximum terminal performance for dangerous game hunting applications. After 1-2” ofpenetration, 6 blades break off and radiate outward in a star pattern while the blunt trauma base continues on for even deeper penetration. 

Available in calibers:  .348 – .700NE
Applications: Dangerous game hunting

 

MUZZLELOADER BULLET LINES

 

MZL Maximus

This line features the profile and functionality of the above-mentioned Maximus line, but designed specifically for muzzleloaders. After 1-2” of penetration, 4blades break off and radiate outward in a star pattern while the base continues for deeper penetration. 

Available in calibers: .40, .45, .50
Applications: hunting
For ranges: 0-400yds
Functions down to: 1400fps

 

MZL Raptor

These bullets feature a very large hollow point and will shed 4 blades after 1-2” of penetration. Designed with high trauma in mind, these are a hunting bulletcreated to put game on the ground quickly and ethically. 

Available in calibers:  50Cal
Applications: hunting
For ranges: 0-300yds
Functions down to: 1400fps

 

PISTOL LINES

 


HGS (Handgun Solid)

These are a solid, non-expanding bullet designed for deep, straight line penetration. Our 13 degree nose profile has been proven to be the best design fordeep penetration and high trauma. 

Available in calibers: .357-.510
Applications: hunting, target, personal defense

 


HGHP (Handgun Hollow Point)

Our HGHP handgun line is an expanding bullet designed for personal defense and hunting. After 1-2”, 4 blades will break off and radiate outward while thebase continues on for deeper penetration. These bullets are loaded in our PHD defense ammo mentioned below. 

Available in calibers: .22-.510
Applications: hunting, target, personal defense
For ranges: 0-200yds
Functions down to: 700-800fps

 


PHD (Personal Home Defense) Ammunition

This line was designed for maximum stopping power for personal and home protection. After 1-2” of penetration, these bullets will shed 4 blades while thebase continues. 

Available in calibers:  380ACP, 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP
Applications: Personal and home defense
For ranges: 0-200yds
Functions down to: 700-800fps

 

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