Customer Testimonials for ALCO Precision Long-Range high performance bullets with High BC


Tiborasaurus Rex - About Bullet Design and Applications

Below is a 30-minute video from Tiborasourus Rex with an in-depth discussion about various long-distance bullet designs including our ALCOs. It is a narrative about how to go about choosing the right bullet for the proper application. The review talks about long range bullet dynamics for target shooting, hunting and tactical applications with a comparative analysis about bullet trajectories available on the market. He talks about advantages and disadvantages with respect to shape, tip and weights.  

The video was Published on Nov 2, 2016 – Thank you.

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Tiborasaurus Rex - Long Range Bullet Review  Video

The video image on the Left is a decision from Tiborasaurus Rex. He does a comparative analysis of various 168 grain .308 caliber bullets to determine the best choice for long distance shooter applications. He presents  a review of manufacturer's out to 1,500 meters with ultra-low drag match style bullets. The ALCO Precision .308 168 Grain rebated boat tail with aluminum tip with ballistic coefficients in the 600s performance stacks up well against the competition. 

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Tiborasaurus Rex – ALCO Bullets and Long Rang Technologies Compared July 2, 2018 

Below are links and a summary from T Rex videos from July of 2018. It pulls all of the reviews above and a few more and summarizes his findings in the content. We appreciate his comments and welcome your questions. Thank you. 

What bullets have the highest ballistic coefficients (BCs)? In the video attached below, Rex compares long range rifle bullets such as the Berger VLD, Sierra Matchking, the Hornady A-Max and the Nosler LR Accubonds. If an ultra long range bullet with a high BC is needed to maximize your effective supersonic range, there is some interesting technology to consider. The ULD bullet concept was developed during the Viet Nam era for both long range military sniper operations and later, applied to experimental bullets for Secret Service assignments. Some of the characteristics of Alco’s ULD or Ultra Low Drag design were also incorporated in a similar but later development called the VLD or very low drag design. Both designs are equivalent for all practical purposes, except that the full ULD specification includes a rebated boattail design instead of the standard boattail (for about 15% gain in a accuracy by reducing muzzle-blast induced dispersion: the RBT step deflects most of the muzzle blast gas in a ring whereas the conventional BT tends to focus it into a ball in front of the emerging bullet, adding about 15% to the dispersion or random buffeting of the projectile.)


Long Range Bullets: Technologies Compared –

Long Range Bullets: 7mm Comparative Analysis ~

Long Range Bullets: Maximize your .308 Winchester’s Potential –

Long Range Bullets:  Rex’s TOP Picks –

Alco Bullets – Quick Overview:

Alco’s Ultra Low Drag or ULD bullets use both a rebated boat-tail and a 14-caliber secant with a .014-inch offset from tangent, to achieve minimum air resistance for a given weight and caliber.

Using the aluminum tip gives you approximately 0.50 thousandths longer bullet and will shift the weight to the rear of bullet and adds to the BC. The steel tip is used for thick skin animals and any rough service apps, like removing bullet from rifle several times a day. Steel tip work well if you have to have a shorter OAL bullet because some barrel twist rates won’t stabilize a longer bullet.

The Ultra Low-Drag design projectiles are very streamlined with a long nose and we use either mild steel or aluminum for the Ballistic Tip that intersects the body of the projectile. This does 2 things: One, it increases the Ballistic Coefficient of the projectile, and two it allows the tip to be pushed into the body of the projectile for maximum expansion when hunting game animals and is utterly devastating on Large Game.

The Rebated boat tail or (RBT) is a hybrid between the accurate flat base projectile and the long range stability of the traditional boat tail projectile. In turn, you get the best of both worlds, and when combined with the ULD design and longer ballistic tip, you get one of the most accurate projectiles.

Paul in PA, March 2020

Comments we love to hear - Recently, Paul Y. from Pennsylvania, used our .308 155 grain bullets and sent us a message saying, “I shot your bullets today and they are fantastic. I shot them next to Bergers, Hornady and Sierra and beside shooting better, they shot 1 in. high as all other brands were low. Your bullet is going 2960 MV sitting on top of 46.5 gr. of Varget. The 5 shot group is half inch outside to outside. The gun is Bat action, Krieger barrel, McMillan stock, Ken Farrell rings and Mark 4 Leupold 8.5-25-50, Lapua brass and CCI BR primers.”

Marc from NC, July 20, 2019

Pushing the Edge
Recently, ALCO Bullets received a range report about our Precision .308 RBTST ULD projectiles in 220 grain from Marc in North Carolina that we are sharing. We appreciate his kind words and data. Marc said, “I took your 220 steel tips and loaded them up in my 300-win mag to the edge of comfort. I got 1/3 MOA groups, with a beautiful cloverleaf. The 300-win mag 220 grain ...cold bore was 2884, and the damn thing kept getting faster. After plugging it into the Kestrel, I have 1500 ft/lbs. at 1175 meters (9.3 mil hold) and 1000 ft/lbs. out to 1600 meters (15.4 mil hold). Your products are out-F#59&dG-standing.” 

Jerry Mont, May 31, 2019

They are very well constructed. The utmost considerations are given to each and every individual bullet they make and not just certain lot ranges? Every bullet weighs the same in the caliber you purchase, the bullets are constructed to have the same ogive, they are perfectly balanced, they have consistent diameters, the bullets have absolutely equal sectional variations and they have a rebated boat tail that support and ensure damn consistent muzzle energies amongst many other things that deal with trajectory science second to none, etc. Sure they cost a little bit more, but they are a reloader's dream for hunting, target shooting or just the utmost in accuracy. Alco's bullets absolutely halt variables that reloader's have to tweak to maintain consistency from bullet to bullet that would have a definite impact on your objective to hunt, target shoot, shooting long range or just being consistent with your groups sub moa! Hence, the rebated boat tail permits the reloader to have absolute range dope once the bullet and cartridge has been developed for whatever purposes...

Joshua Cook, March 2019
ALCO Alpha Hunter .452 Smokeless Muzzle Loader 325 grain  

Booming It In Utah

ALCO Bullets loves to see what our friends are doing with our bullets. We would like to thank Joshua in Utah for sending in this target using the Precision Alpha Hunter .452 325-grain bullets for the first time. He also shared a picture of his gun along with a cool case he uses to hold the bullets. We are appreciative of his comments: “Ordered these to shoot out of my 45 cal smokeless muzzleloader. I'm using blackhorn 209 to be legal to hunt in my state. Minimal load work gave multiple powder charges producing .5 moa and slightly under 3 shot groups. I will be trying them at distance out to 1000 on steel soon, but from what they did in close, I expect great results at distance. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for an awesome shooting 45 caliber bullet. The green dot is .75 of a inch for reference.” He said he made the bullet case by working with Inflection Design and Engineering at 

William Dunlap April 2019
ALCO Precision 7 MM in 168 Grain RBTAT ULD 


Beating the Odds 

ALCO Bullets wanted to share some nice targets and comments from one of our customers who shoots out in Las Vegas recently. He is literally ‘stacking the odds in his favor’ with our 7mm 168 grain ULD projectiles with the gun he built himself. We are appreciative of his statements: “These are the real deal and I’m a skeptic! Lots of "claims" out there, but when I held 1/3-ish MOA in a 15-22 mph full value crosswind at 200 yds, they made a believer out of me. No bench rest here. Just me and the .280 Ackley improved I built myself. Worth every penny for a serious shooter looking for that "next level." The photos were taken last Sunday.... on a "nice day." I can shoot similar groups like this with the Nosler Accubonds, but in a 15-22 mph crosswind the 800+ BC really is impressive. Your rebated boat tail seems to let these bullets stabilize right away as opposed to the Accubonds which don’t seem to stabilize until 200-300 yds.”

Enrique Lopez, December 2018

ALCO Bullets would like to thank Enrique Lopez for sharing two photos of the deer he shot with the .308 bullets in a 155 grain weight. People often ask us about how our bullets work on game. As you can see, the exit wounds are pretty big. The bullets expand and are effective on game. We are very appreciative of the note Enrique sent to us below:

“Attached (above) you will find the two pictures from the deer taken in Georgia with my .308 and your Alco 155 grain Bullets. They performed excellent. The first doe was shot at 40 yards and ran only 20 yards, the second is a young buck shot at 105 yards which collapsed at the shot. Both bullets exited leaving a nice exit hole making it very easy to find the short 20-yard blood trail the doe left. I am extremely happy with the results. Keep up the good work!”

Steve Moneypenny

ALCO Alpha Hunter .452 Smokeless Muzzle Loader 325 grain  
Facebook December 5, 2019

ALCO Bullets would like to thank Steve Moneypenny for testing our bullets and posting the following on the FB Smokeless Muzzleloader Shooters Group:  
“Bill Shepek from Alco bullets was nice enough to send me some bullets to try out and today was supposed to be nice with winds light and variable. The only thing variable were the gusts. Just had to work between it all. Alco's wed site is a click and ship so no calling involved to order. Bill is a standup guy to work with.
First up was the 325 grain 12 ogive Alco Alpha Hunters. .014 jacket thickness. All targets at 300 yards.
Gun is Sav/Brux 1:20” 26” barrel with Direct Ignition. 
Optics are Sightron SIII 6-24X50mm.
Scope had been zero’d at 100yd with both the 325’s and 300’s last month. Interestingly enough both bullets with the charges used zero’d the same which is highly convenient. Dialed up approx. 5 MOA for 300 yard targets. (20 inches)
325 grain Alco Alpha Hunter
80gr H322 
No wad
Bullets sized at approx. .44970
#1. 2779 fps
#2. 2825fps
#3. 2811fps
#4. 2775fps
#5. 2758fps
#3 and #4 were adjusted 2 clicks to left, the #5 was adjusted to right one click but hit low. I am positive that was my fault. I only had two 325's left so I stopped. Want to save those for a kill.

Bottom pic is 300yd target

Second up was the 300 grain Alco Precision .020 jacket thickness
Same bullet size settings #1 thru #3. On #4 and #5 snugged setting up to .44985 and shots tightened up. I have found once bullet and charge combo have been determined bullet sizing is key to fine tuning.
300gr Alco Precision 12 Ogive
70gr IMR4198 
#1. N/A
#2. 2795fps
#3. 2780fps
#4. 2809fps
#5. 2813fps
I believe these bullets are capable of much better groups. I know I could get better, but every shot is a dead deer.”