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B&T Energetics – Our Projectiles

So what’s the difference between Varmint-R, Hunting, and Target projectiles?

Here at B&T we want to offer a solid selection of projectiles that will suit the purpose of any shooter; whether you be a casual sporting shooter, a serious hunter, or a long range precision rifle competitor. To that end there are 3 different lines we currently offer that are designed to cater to your needs. Read on to learn about each of these lines.


The Varmint-R

The Varmint-R line begins life as factory ammunition – that’s right, loaded rounds. While many shooters keep their brass cases to reload (like you!) there is still a lot of brass around that would be destined for the bin or a scrap yard. Instead of letting that good metal go to waste, we collect rimfire, 9mm and .40S&W cases and process them into projectiles in .224″, .243″, .308″, and .338″. With their harder and thinner composition than that of standard gilded copper jackets, these projectiles offer explosive performance on small to medium game at a lower cost than our copper jacketed rounds. Offerings are a combination of Flat Base (FB) with Open Tip (OT) or Soft Point (SP), with an 8S ogive.



Our Hunting projectiles are a conventional copper jacketed, lead cored projectile that start as a coiled strip of thin copper. After punching out discs from the copper strip, jackets are drawn down to the required diameter and mated with an appropriate weight swaged lead core. This core is subject to substantial pressure to seat it solidly in the jacket, after which the point is formed. Offered in Flat Base (FB) or Rebated Boat Tail (RBT), matched to Open Tip (OT), Soft Point (SP) or Hollow Point (HP) with an 8S ogive.



The Target line of projectiles are made in much the same way as the Hunting line, but with far more rigorous quality control processes put in place. The target line is offered exclusively in an ultra low drag (ULD) ogive, and with a precision machined steel tip. The precision machined tip provides a very small meplat, that when coupled with the ULD ogive provides a high BC bullet that is just the ticket for long range hole punching. The steel tip also acts as a sort of ballistic tip in soft targets, making the Target line also suitable for use against game animals in a pinch. Target projectiles are available as a Rebated Boat Tail (RBT) Metal Tip (MT), in a ULD ogive.


Special Order Projectiles

Subject to current order lead times, tooling availability, and minimum order quanities, we are able to offer custom combination projectiles. If you have a specific projectile in mind that you don’t see listed on our website, head over to our Contact Us page and we’ll work with you to provide a high quality bullet tailored to your needs.