I'm in the same boat as TMR. I have plenty enough to get through the deer and elk season and well into yotes.
Seeing as how I can do the job and can make the time, maybe, maybe I'll make a deal w/Richard so he can spend some more bench time. I know of a little spot on the Montana border where its pretty simple to get across with out a passport.;) Also my buddy as a little Balanca Scout so tree top level is not a problem.
I'm not concerned about Aluminum tips in the 270 cal I think it would take a whole new bullet design to gain much. The length of the baring surface seems to be the limiting factor with the Lilja barrels.
I sure hope to get to test the bullet performance of the 169 on an elk this year. If not someones black bally or horse is gonna have problems. I'vd decided that the neighbors lamas aren't big enough.