Which Bullet?

Bullet types fall loosely into four categories

3 pack

  • target
  • varmint
  • light to medium game
  • big/dangerous game

There is considerable crossover between these types with many target bullets performing well on varmints and even medium game, and some medium/big game bullets exhibiting extreme accuracy.

BULLET PROOF is not in the business of recommending bullets. Rather, we seek to make available a broad range of samples so that the reloader can experiment with different brands and styles to find the ideal bullet in their rifle for any given application.

The information below are brief manufacturers’ descriptions of the character­istics of each bullet brand and style available to sample from BULLET PROOF.

Note: very long bullets with high BCs may require a faster barrel twist. See below for a detailed explanation.



TSX introduced in 2003, this is Barnes’ most popular bullet. With all copper construction, they are deadly, accurate and dependable. Samples from 6mm to 30 cal (excl. 25 cal).
Tipped TSX similar construction to the TSX, but with a re-engineered nose cavity for faster expansion and a polymer tip for enhanced ballistic co-efficient. Samples from 6mm to 30 cal (excl 25 cal).
Varmint Grenade features a copper-tin composite core surrounded by a gilding metal jacket. Extremely accurate and devastatingly explosive on varmints. Samples in 22 cal and 6mm.

For more information on Barnes visit www.barnesbullets.com



Match Varmint the legendary J4 jacket is thinner at the nose on Berger varmint bullets for explosive results and J4 accuracy. Samples in .22 cal.
VLD Hunting bullets designed to shed 40-85% of weight in the internal cavity of medium to big game for massive damage and quick kills. J4 jacket for accuracy and VLD design for “very low drag”. Samples from 6mm to 30 cal.

For more information on Berger visit www.bergerbullets.com



Accubond a premium bonded bullet with polymer tip. Great ballistics, accuracy and penetration on light, medium and big game. Designed for 70% weight retention. Samples from 25 cal to .338.
Ballistic Tip similar in profile to the Accubond, the Ballistic Tip has lighter construction and is at its best on varmints and light game. Each caliber features a different colour polymer tip. Samples from 22 cal to 30 cal.
E –Tip a lead-free bullet with great ballistics and penetration. It retains 95% of its weight and will not shed its petals even at extreme velocity. The use of 210 alloy means it doesn’t require pressure-relieving grooves. Samples in 6mm, .270, 7mm and 30 cal. Do not start with maximum loads with these bullets.

For more information on Nosler visit www.nosler.com

Notes on Rifling Twist

The purpose of rifling is to stabilize the flight of a bullet. As a rule, the longer the overall length of a bullet, the faster the twist required to stabilize it. Twist rates are expressed as the number of inches the bullet travels down the barrel for one complete rotation of the bullet. Therefore, a 1:10 twist indicates one rotation per 10 inches of travel.
Because bullets come in a variety of lengths, factory-built rifles usually use a “standard” twist rate which will stabilize the majority of bullets generally used in that rifle’s cartridge. These standards are set by organizations such as the Small Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI), and provide a common ground all barrel manufacturers and their customers can depend on. This approach works because a short bullet rotated faster than necessary will still stabilize. It is only when a bullet is longer than a given twist can handle that stability becomes an issue. Bullets that are not stable will yaw in flight, and will lose accuracy. In extreme cases the bullets may tumble and this will show up as “key holing” on targets instead of producing round holes, if they hit the target at all.
It is important to understand that the “standard” twist rate for any given cartridge is calculated to be the best “all-round” rate for that cartridge overall; not to be the best twist rate for any particular bullet. The only way to get optimum performance for a particular bullet in any cartridge is to use a barrel with the best twist rate available for that specific bullet.
Bullets that are longer than average usually feature high ballistic coefficients, and are designed for long-range target or game shooting. In addition, some modern lead free bullets are longer for a given weight. These bullets may only stabilize in faster-twist barrels which are designed for the task. Because bullet manufacturers always want their products to perform at their best, they generally advise the appropriate twist. Where applicable, Bullet Proof Samples include the appropriate twist rate on the back of our packages, and on our “Products” pages.
In order to make the best use of that information, you need to know the twist rate of the barrel in which you will be firing those bullets. How can you find out your particular rifle’s twist rate? Today, many manufacturers stamp the twist rate on the barrel itself, particularly if it is a “non-standard” rate.
You can find twist rate information in many firearm manufacturers’ catalogs, or on websites such as Clearwater Reboring.
You can easily determine your barrel’s twist rate yourself.
To measure the twist rate of a barrel, simply use a cleaning rod with a closely fitted patch that will cause the rod to rotate with the rifling as you push it through the bore. Mark the rod so you can see when it makes one complete revolution, then measure how far you have pushed the rod into the barrel at that point. This will tell you how far the bullet has to go through your barrel to make one full revolution.