With no single bullet suitable for all shooting applications and shooting conditions, plus a wide number of Prvi Partizan (PPU) bullets available, making a correct bullet choice may seem overwhelming. The rifle bullet descriptions in this article will help you make the correct bullet selections for your applications as well as your shooting conditions.

The bullet heads listed here are all available to purchase from Henry Krank.

Jump in by checking out the Henry Krank selection of PPU bullet heads, or read on to find out more.

What does PPU mean?

If you are unfamiliar with the name, you may be asking “what is PPU?” PPU stands for Prvi Partizan, Uzice and are an ammunition and component manufacturer based in Uzice, Serbia.

The company has been manufacturing small arms ammunition since 1928 and are known for their high quality rifle bullets and ammunition, handgun, pistol and revolver ammunition plus cases and blanks - all produced using innovative solutions and state of the art equipment.

Prvi Partizan, UK

Henry Krank are proud to have been the exclusive UK stockists of a wide range of PPU brass, PPU bullets and more for several years.

PPU Rifle Bullets

The following rifle bullets are available to purchase online, instore and by telephone. Take a look at prices and availability on the PPU components page on the Henry Krank website.

Below is a detailed description of each kind of bullet available:

Soft Point rifle bullets (SP)

PPU soft point rifle bullet

Standard bullets designed to provide controlled expansion when penetrating. This is accomplished by the soft lead exposed in the nose that initiates expansion and by the progressively tapered jacket in its ogvial part which provides uniform mushrooming and good penetration.

Pointed Soft Point bullets (PSP)

PPU Pointed soft point bullet

Featuring a sharp lead nose which causes bullet expansion upon impact and an aerodynamically shaped ogvial part, which provides better ballistic coefficients and maximum striking energy at longer ranges.

Soft Point Boat Tail bullets (SP BT)

PPU soft point boat tail bullet

Have a specially shaped back part with reduced diameter (boat tail) that lowers air drag. The better ballistic coefficients of these bullets allow successful shooting at longer distances at which the bullet maintains striking energy with reduced wind drift and a flatter trajectory.

Pointed Soft Point Boat Tail bullets (PSP BT)

PPU soft point boat tail bullet

These have a specially shaped back part with reduced diameter (boat tail) that lowers air drag. The better ballistic coefficients of these bullets allow successful shooting at longer distances at which the bullet maintains striking energy with reduced wind drift and a flatter trajectory.

Soft Point Round Nose bullets (SP RN)

PPU Soft point round nose bullet

Featuring a blunt rounded nose and are suitable for short range shooting, especially in the bushes or woods. The large lead weight exposed in the nose assures high energy impact and bullet mushrooming that is reliable even at lower velocities. These bullets have larger weights depending on length.

Flat Nosed Soft Point bullets (FSP)

PPU flat nose soft point bullet

A flat lead nose with increased diameter. These bullets are suitable for use in carbines with tubular magazines as they reduce the possibility of primer ignition in the cartridge placed in front due to recoil when firing. They expand reliably and penetrate deeply on light to medium game. HSP bullets have a cavity in the nose that causes expansion and helps mushrooming during penetration.

Hollow Point bullets (HP)

PPU hollow point bullet

These bullets are designed primarily for shooting competitions. Due to a cavity in the nose, the centre of gravity is placed back which improves flight stability and accuracy. Hollow point bullets initiate rapid expansion on impact.

Hollow Point Boat Tail bullets (HP BT)

PPU hollow point boat tail bullet

Bullets that have higher ballistic coefficients because of their smaller meplat, long ogvial and boat tail design. These features enable very accurate long range shooting with flat trajectories and reduced wind drift.

Full Metal Jacket rifle bullets (FMJ)

PPU full metal jacket rifle 

Non-expanding bullets with a full-length jacket operated at the base only. Due to their sharp nose, these bullets provide good penetration. They are suitable for target shooting, but also for varmint hunting as they cause minimum tissue damage and leave a small exit hole.

Full Metal Jacket Round Nose bullets (FMJ RN)

PPU full metal jacket round nose bullet

Rounded nose, suitable for short range shooting. They provide maximum penetration when hunting dangerous game.

Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail bullets (FMJ BT)

PPU full metal jacket boat tail

These are specially shaped bullets designed to reduce air resistance. The rear cone in combination with an aerodynamically shaped ogvial part provide high ballistic coefficients, slight velocity drops on the trajectory, greater down-range energy and less drift as well.

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Rifle Match Bullets

Hollow Point Boat Tail bullets (HP BT)

PPU hollow point boat tail bullet

Have higher ballistic coefficients because of their smaller meplat, long ogvial and boat tail design. These features enable very accurate long range shooting with flat trajectories and reduced wind drift.

Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail bullets (FMJ BT)

PPU full metal jacket boat tail

Specially shaped bullets designed to reduce air resistance. The rear cone in combination with an aerodynamically shaped ogvial part provide high ballistic coefficients, slight velocity drops on the trajectory, greater down-range energy and less drift as well.

How to order PPU rifle bullets

It’s incredibly easy to order PPU components online, instore or by telephone.

• No license required

• You must be over 18 to order these items

• Delivery cost for orders less than 30kg: £4 to a mainland UK address (some exclusions apply)*

• Delivery costs for orders more than 30kg may increase slightly.*

Further information on PPU

For more information on the Henry Krank selection of PPU bullet heads, please browse the PPU category on our website.

If you have any questions about PPU, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly team.