BTLF ( Ballistic Tip Lead Free ) Varmint Bullets


Ballistic Tip Lead-Free™ Bullet

The Ballistic Tip Lead-Free™ (BTLF) is everything that varmint and predator hunters expect from a Ballistic Tip®, in a lead-free design. The flat-based, lead-less bullet features Nosler’s exclusive Fragmenting Copper Core Technology™ (patent pending) which exhibits immediate and rapid expansion, initiated by its metallic-colored polymer tip, at practical varmint shooting velocities of 1600 fps and above. 

The BTLF can safely be used in all lead-free zones or shooting ranges that require non-magnetic bullets. Users can be confident of the same performance and quality that the Ballistic Tip® has made famous for more than 25 years.

Ballistic Tip Lead-Free bullets are offered at the same MSRP as standard Ballistic Tip® bullets in 100 ct. boxes.

Ballistic Tip Lead Free Bullet Cutout

1 Unique Metallic- Colored Polymer Tip: 
Nestled in the jacket mouth is the streamlined polymer tip, color-coded by caliber.

2 Ultra-Thin Copper Jacket
Retains structural integrity at ultra-high velocities yet fragments completely upon impact

3 Fragmenting Copper Core
Allows rapid and absolute displacement of target

4 Flat Base
Ballistically engineered for ultra-high velocities and bench rest accuracy


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Ballistic Tip Lead-Free™ Bullet

  • Metallic-Colored Polymer Tip
  • Explosive Expansion
  • Larger Cavity
  • Patent-Pending Fragmenting Copper
  • Core Technology
  • Same Price As Ballistic Tip®
  • Certified For Use In All Non-Lead Zones
100 count Ballistic Tip Lead Free Bullet Box

Varmint hunters have everything to gain by shooting Nosler’s Ballistic Tip Lead-Free bullets.  The BTLF bullets contain a “Fragmenting Copper Core” that rapidly expands into tiny bits at velocities down to 1,600 feet per second.  Accuracy is also right up there with regular lead-core Ballistic Tips.  The 35-grain BTLF bullets loaded in Nosler’s Trophy Grade™ Varmint .22-250 ammunition averaged .95 inches for three, five-shot groups at 100 yards and .81 inches with Trophy Grade™ Varmint .223 Remington loads.  I’ve made the switch, and I’m sticking to it. 

John Haviland
Contributing Editor
Wolfe Publications

Game Recommendations:



Minimum: 1600 fps (488mps)
Maximum: Unlimited

Ballistic Tip Lead-Free™ Product Line

204 Caliber 32 Grain
Ballistic Tip Lead Free Bullet
Part# 45145  |  Part# 45140 
Spitzer Point / Maroon Tip

22 Caliber 35 Grain
Ballistic Tip Lead Free Bullet
Part# 45155  |  Part# 45150
Spitzer Point / Orange Tip

22 Caliber 40 Grain
Ballistic Tip Lead Free Bullet
Part# 45165  |  Part# 45160
Spitzer Point / Orange Tip

22 Caliber 50 Grain
Ballistic Tip Lead Free Bullet
Part# 45498
Spitzer Point / Orange Tip

6mm 55 Grain
Ballistic Tip Lead Free Bullet
Part# 45175  |  Part# 45170
Spitzer Point / Purple Tip