About us

In 2001, Daniel Smitchko (Smitty) opened up his machine shop, Cutting Edge Machining Solutions Inc., which offers precision parts made from CNC Swiss Style Lathes, a technologically superior machine that is renowned for its ability to machine extremely small precision parts. To this day we machine precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms, architectural, electronic, and many other industries that rely on our ability to create consistently precise parts.

Although the shop has experienced continual annual growth, Dan realized that he wouldn’t have complete control over the fate of the shop unless he developed his own product line and wasn’t reliant on outside sources. After contemplating several ideas, he soon realized that he was in the perfect position to combine his passion for precision machining with his obsession for long range hunting. The ability to use the advanced machining capabilities created the perfect atmosphere for creating a technically advanced copper bullet that performs better than any other bullet in terms of trajectory, accuracy, and terminal performance. After quickly coming up with a basic idea, research and testing began. Finally after one year and 47 bullet revisions later, a bullet had been tweaked to perfection that resulted in a projectile that performed extremely well with a high ballistic coefficient, was extremely accurate and expanded better than expected.

Our bullets employ a hollow point design that holds together well if bone is hit yet expands rapidly when bone is not hit causing massive amounts of damage. They also have a very special, patented, characteristic that we call a SealTite Band, or Sealing Band. This feature is the key to our bullets ability to seal the bullet into the rifle barrel grooves. Doing this prevents blow-by in all but the most worn out barrels. Typically this does not happen with other solid copper bullets because copper does not upset, or expand, when fired to seal in the barrel as jacketed bullets are capable of doing. Although this new technology may seem a little scary our testing has proven it to be safe if proper reloading procedures are followed. We recommend starting 10% below reloading manual data published by a reputable source and working up to reach your desired pressure/speed. If done correctly you should easily be able to develop a load that produces the same speeds as other bullets of equal weight and sometimes with reduced charges due to the effects of truly sealing the bullet in the barrel. Pressure/fouling reducing grooves aid in further reducing pressure and fouling on bullets with these grooves but with some reduction in BC at very long ranges. Please see our Bullet Description page for more details on the SealTite Band, pressure/fouling reducing grooves, and all the other features that make our bullets unique.



Cutting Edge Bullets offers some products that may be restricted by Federal, State and/or Local laws. We do not authorize the right to purchase any products that may be restricted in your area.

You must be at least 21 years of age to ammunition. Under Federal law 18 U.S.C. 922(D)(1)-(9), persons with a legal disability are also restricted from purchasing certain products.

When you purchase any of our products, you accept full responsibility to comply with all regulations that apply. You also warrant that you have read this information, are an adult and have no legal disability that would preclude you from purchasing restricted items. Please check your local laws before ordering.

These commodities, technology or software should only be exported from the United States in accordance with the Bureau of Industry and Security Regulations (BIS). Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. Please contact BIS for regulatory information prior to shipment outside of U.S. Further, under Federal Law (the Arms Export Control Act - AECA and International Traffic in Arms Regulations - ITAR), it is unlawful and illegal to export defense items without a U.S. State Department-issued license. See e.g. ITAR Section 121.1 Categories I to III.

 Our brass bullets contain a trace amount of lead. Lead is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Our brass bullets are not approved by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife as being non-lead.