Who has used aluminum tipped bullets on game?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JARHEAD1371, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking a another custom build in .338 Lapua Improved and I was thinking about trying some custom aluminum tipped bullets. Does anyone have any experience with these type of bullets? If you have any pics please post them. Thanks for your time.
     

  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] Exit 1187 yards cow elk.

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    Exit 800 yards whitetail doe.
     

  3. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    WOW!! eddybo that's impressive. What bullet and caliber did you shoot them with?
     
  4. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I build both aluminum and brass tipped bullets for long range hunting and can assure you that they work very well. Having said that, it is not so much the composition of the tip as it is the jacket thickness and hardness. The core composition. Amount of jacket taper. The diameter at the junction of the jacket and the tip. The advantages of metal tips are sharper points for higher b.c. and more weight/volume than plastics ....Rich
    p.s. Send me your personal e-mail and I will send you some pics
     
  5. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Rich,

    Do you sell these bullets? Do you have a web site?
     
  6. CRNA

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    +1. I didn't even know these existed.
     
  7. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    holy cow thats a freeking hole wow. Was it a 338?
     
  8. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    So far, No. I have shipped a few around for guys to try (just for fun) but as of the last 5-6 years, it is just a fun hobby.......Rich
     
  9. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    That looked like carniagegun)
     
  10. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    That was with my favorite rimfire:) Actually from a 338AM 265gr HAT
     
  11. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I have used aluminum and brass tipped bullets many years ago. They were called Winchester silver tip and Remington bronze points. :D For runner to the ballistic tip bullets. I just could not resist. By the way they did open up and blow BIG HOLES ALSO.
     
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    Fixed