Right now I am testing Remington’s new Model 700 CDL Anniversary Edition in .375 H&H. I’ll be using it in a dangerous game class at Gunsite in about a week. For that I put together some low recoil loads partly because folks that plan to practice a lot with a .375 H&H need to know how to do that while saving powder and their shoulder. And, partly because I am a wimp.
The review of the .375 will appear in an upcoming issue of the new Rifle Firepower magazine and it will cover the rifle, the class at Gunsite, how to make reduced recoil loads and a new bullet I have just received for testing. This new bullet is called the Raptor and is from Cutting Edge Bullets. It is an all brass bullet with a hollow nose cavity that has been cut to allow six petals to break away and cause secondary wound cavities. There is also a plastic tip that can be inserted into the cavity to increase the bullet’s BC. The bullet can also be loaded upside down and used as a solid.
The solid copper or brass bullet with petals that open up and separate from the main bullet is not something new. The French made GPA bullet was a copper version of this design and I’ve used them on African plains game with success. Lehigh Defense also tooled some .50 caliber all copper and brass bullets that were very similar to this design. I used them out of a .500 Cyrus to take two eland in Africa.