The Remington Bronze Point has been around for quite a while. Similar in design to the polymer tipped bullets such as the Nosler Ballistic Tip, the Remington Bronze Point is basically a hollowpoint bullet with a bronze tip that is driven back into the bullet on impact. The idea behind the bullet is to provide a pointed tip to improve ballistics and to provide a rapidly expanding bullet that will open well at longer ranges. The fact that the Remington Bronze Point has been in production for many years and offered both as a reloading component and in loaded ammunition speaks to the usefulness of this great bullet design.
Using data from Remington.com here is a look at the ballistic improvement that the pointed Bronze Point provides over the standard Remington Core-Lokt loading. For an example of the performance of the Bronze Point here are the ballistics for 150 grain bullets in the 30-06 and 130 grain bullets in the .270 Winchester. The 30-06 fires the 150 grain bullet at 2910 feet per second which translates to 2820 foot pounds of energy. Taking a look further downfield at 300 yards, the 150 grain Bronze Point is moving about 100 feet per second faster than the Core-Lokt and carrying 150 foot pounds more energy. In the .270 Winchester, the 130 grain bullets leave the barrel at 3060 feet per second and generates 2702 foot pounds of energy. At 300 yards the Remington Bronze Point is moving about 70 feet per second faster and carrying about 100 foot pounds more energy. While the differences are not overly significant the Bronze Point’s better aerodynamics offer better downrange numbers than the standard Core-Lokt bullet.
Perhaps more importantly than the velocity and energy offered by the Bronze Point is the quick opening characteristics of the bullet. The rapid expansion is especially important for smaller big game animals such as small bodied whitetail deer, Coues deer, antelope, and other similarly sized animals. The small body size of these animals requires that a bullet opens quickly in order to transfer its killing power to the animal. A bullet that is more strongly constructed would tend to over penetrate on smaller animals and not transfer much of its energy.
Here is the bad news. The Remington Bronze Point appears to only be available in .270 Winchester and 30-06 Springfield. A quick search of the internet didn’t turn up any results for reloading bullets being offered anymore as well. Like many quality products, it appears as if newer bullets have taken the place of the Bronze Point, but that is a shame. The Remington Bronze Point continues to be a great bullet for long range use on smaller big game animals.