224-8-57 BBT

Ball Bearing Tip (BBT) v Hollow Point (HP)

“both will have the same deadly terminal performance retaining 95%+ of their original weight, maintaining momentum to penetrate from any angle and reliably expand from point blank range out to the 1800fps velocity threshold”.
The only difference is that BBT range of hunting bullets were designed to increase BC by 8% to 15% for maximum performance at the extreme range for each cartridge. However, BBT do not offer any advantage over the standard OEP hollow points bullet under a 350 yard hunting range.

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Bullet ID 224-8-57 BBT
Calibre .224
Twist 1:8
Weight 57gr
G1 BC .264
Length 23mm
Ogive 12.72mm
Tip Steel ball bearing
Base Boat Tail
Box Qty 50



  • The 57gr punches well above its weight and with well-placed shots is capable of taking medium game with a shot just behind the front leg into the heart lung area, head or neck. However, if used in a high velocity 224 such as the 22 250 with a 1 in 8 twist barrel or a 22 Creedmoor, some fragmentation can occur at close range. In a 222 or 223 with 1:8 barrels the 57gr will allow these cartridges to take on medium game up to 200 metres with well-placed shots.


  • Discounts for bulk purchase 5 or more.
  • All OEP’s are assumed to have a Short Start Initiation Pressure (SSIP) of 3,626 psi.
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