The "Cayuga" series is a turned copper projectile designed with the most demanding hunters in mind. These projectiles are the epitome of long range, precision hunting performance with their high BC, lower weight and sleek profiles. The bullet designs are all measured via acoustic chronograph and/or Doppler radar for the utmost in confidence of the equipment. The bullets are designed to be used in a broad range of hunting calibers and magazines. As compared to other monolithics or hybrid construction projectiles these exhibit better form factors, better repeatability, lower weight and higher BC's. Not only are the trajectories better with these projectiles but the overall performance aids the competitor in "shootability" with reduced recoil for the performance gained.
The traditional factors of tough bullet construction (weight retention) and deep penetration are demonstrated aptly with the Cayuga series. For example the 122gr 6.5mm has been tested in 10% gel to penetrate nearly 27" and retain over 90% of its weight. This makes it an ideal projectile for long shots on the biggest deer species in the world, shots which would otherwise require a large, heavy recoiling magnum rifle or simply unreasonable to attempt. The 123 Cayuga has multiple elk to its credit already using only a 6.5 Creedmoor during the test program. See the online article here.
Each bullet is individually turned on high precision lathes and measured to ensure the utmost in consistency. These projectiles are not bulk washed/tumbled or other bulk-method processed to ensure that the sleek profiles are not damaged after machining is completed. They come delivered with a light residue of mineral spirits on the projectiles so that there is a reduced opportunity for corrosion. Customers should remove this residue with a paper towel or other clean, soft cloth.
Optimal Freebore: 0.05"-0.100"
G1 BC average = 0.48*
G7 BC average = 0.235*
*The average BC was measured using 7tw 5R rifled barrels and being shot at approximately 3240fps. Different rifling geometry and muzzle velocity will affect the BC in a nominal manner.
Test packages of 50ct bullets are available however the best pricing of course comes with larger volumes. Volumes of 250pcs or more will be filled in bulk packages not in 50ct boxes.
The 22 caliber Cayuga 77 requires a 1:7tw barrel. We cannot accept returns of projectiles due to liability reasons.
Please note that this bullet is made from a harder alloy to improve penetration of the smaller caliber and reduce expansion in light bodied animals. It is excellent for predator hunting because the smaller body mass of predators tends to minimize expansion and there is much less hide damage when these bullets are used. This is by-design for fur hunters and folks looking to minimize pelt damage.
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They look great but they do not work in a 223 action. The shipping was quick and I wish I was able to try it! Bet they would be an excellent choice for 22 Creedmoor!
Ordered 100 of these to load up in a 22 Creedmoor for culling whitetail this year in South Texas. By far one of the easiest bullets I've ever loaded. Shot 6, 3 round groups and all were under 1/2 MOA or better. Found the load in group 2 with an SD of 2 with a velocity of 3375. I have no doubt that these are going to absolutely hammer this year.