The ESP (Enhanced System Projectile) Raptor line from Cutting Ede Bullets is a bullet system that incorporates a double ended BBW#13 nose profile on each end of the bullet. This bullet can be loaded as a solid, hollow point or tipped bullet. When the solid end is loaded the hunter gets a bullet that can be used on animals where the deepest penetration is required, when the hollow point end is used the hunter gets a bullet that will provide unequaled terminal performance. By inserting the talon tip the hunter gets a bullet that has an increased ballistic coefficient of 2 to 3 times the BC of the bullet without the tip installed providing exceptional long range performance. These bullets are also extremely easy to develop a load for. All the reloader has to do is pick a speed they want to drive the bullet at, pick a suitable powder to deliver that speed, load with the band sticking out of the case and shoot a group at 100 yards, the group should be close to an inch. Each box of 18 raptor bullets comes with 18 talon tips. If you plan on shooting the bullets with the talon tips, it is recommended to first establish a 100 yard zero without the tip installed, then fine tune the load with the tips installed.
Caliber: 458 Caliber
Bullet Diameter: 0.458
Bullet Weight: 300 Grains
Bullet Length: 1.103" without tip, 1.452" with tip
Bullet Style: ESP- Hollow Point, Solid, Tipped
Bullet Coating: Non-Coated
Minimum Barrel Twist: 1:14"
Minimum Muzzle Velocity: 1600 fps impact velocity is required for the hollow point to function as intended
Ballistic Coefficient: 0.250 with tip installed, 0.140 without tip
Sectional Density: 0.204
For more information on Reloading ESP Bullets, please click the link below:
ESP Raptor Reloading Instructions
ESP Raptor Bullet Seating Information