Remington’s New HTP Copper Rifle Ammo

Remington HTP Copper

Remington Arms Company announced it was adding a new line of hunting ammunition to its catalog: the HTP Copper. As one might expect from the name, these new rounds will use a copper projectile. Specifically, the company will use the Barnes Bullets TSX bullet. (Barnes and Remington both part of the Freedom Group, a firearms related holding company.) HTP stands for High Terminal Performance, suggesting excellent hollow point bullet expansion and penetration in the game animal.

The TSX bullet is an all copper projectile with an open hollow point. It does not use a polymer tip like many of the newer lines of hunting rounds that have been introduced in recent years. Although the TSX bullets are available in a very broad range of sizes and weights, Remington is only offering seven different loads in the HTP Copper line. They are:

  • .223 Rem: 62 grain Barnes TSX BT bullet
  • .270 Win: 130 grain Barnes TSX BT bullet
  • 7mm Rem Mag: 140 grain Barnes TSX BT bullet
  • 300 BLK: 130 grain Barnes TSX BT bullet
  • .30-30 Win: 150 grain Barnes TSX BT bullet
  • .30-06 Sprg: 168 grain Barnes TSX BT bullet
  • .308 Win: 168 grain Barnes TSX BT bullet

The TSX bullet is also used in the Remington Hog Hammer rounds and in some of the VOR-TX loaded ammunition available directly from Barnes Bullets.

Remington has not yet published muzzle velocities or other data on these rounds yet. Pricing ranges from $26.16/box of 20 to $42.99/box of 20.

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  • Form Factor

    Rewritten: My god what an absolutly stupid bullet, a ton of driving bands and then a LONG full copper section, …just why…
    You need 2 driving bands, also can use 3 or 4. But if you let the entire last section full copper, it makes no sence afterall anyways. A boattail is an option too, increases aerodynamic and decrease pressure at the same time.

    • Jason Wimbiscus

      The Barnes TSX has a really good reputation for on-game performance at this point, as long as they impact within a certain velocity window.

      • Form Factor

        Literally doesnt have anything to do with what i spoke of…

        With a boattail it would not have this full-copper section at the end, it would have less resistance and more chamber volume therefore if you bring it to the same chamber pressure = HIGHER muzzle energy (and better energy retention), ofcourse flatter trajectory and wind drift too.

        • Shankbone

          It sounds like you don’t buy factory ammo.

        • Aono

          That looks like a stock photo of a 200gr 308 TSX on the box. All of the loaded bullets listed have boat tails. The actual 130gr 270 TSX has two driving bands. Flat base bullets, like round nose bullets, are heavier per OAL than VLDs and therefore an option chosen whenever penetration is paramount, like in big game magnum loads.

          So did you “literally just learn something?” SCHV conceptually doesnt cover all hunting bases because often the prey is a lot bigger than a thin skinned man sized target.

          • Form Factor

            Ah ok, if its just a random pic, than all that doesnt matter. Just really wondered about the strange driving band but full copper end.

          • Form Factor

            Even tough technically its not really just “two”, basicly its 4. The ogive end and tail begin technically is a driving band if the middle section is thinned out.

          • Aono

            Right, I shouldn’t have used your word “driving band” because that’s not what these are. They are merely relief cuts that allow the relatively hard copper to flow into them rather than deforming the whole projectile or causing excess pressures. A “driving band” is something of greater diameter than the shank which is there to engage with the rifling, these are literally the opposite of that. The closest thing to an actual driving band that you will find are the Cutting Edge “Seal-Tite” bands, which are also bookended by relief cuts for the same reasons. These are however intended to prevent gas blow-by and not to serve as the only element of the projectile that engages with rifling. The only downside to these relief cuts is that, all things being equal, they negatively impact the BC.

  • Hoplopfheil

    They like to rename their bullets every time they don’t seem to be performing to expectations…

    They have several brands of handgun ammo that are all the same Golden Saber loads but with different names. And now this, which appears to be, at least in part, Remington Hog Hammer.

    I bet it’s good ammo (The hog hammer specifically and the TSX bullet in general are supposed to be excellent), but it’s funny how little confidence Remington seems to have in their ammo lineups.