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Bullet Fence System's Frequently Asked Questions

Fence Braces FAQS

Fence Bullet is ideally suited for compression fence braces.  Each rail pipe is pinned between the 3/8-inch carriage bolts.  Bolts and or 11-gauge bands would have to shear or collapse for a failure to occur.  It is estimated to fail at 10,000 pounds of compressive force which far exceeds any fence wire manufactures recommendations for wire tensions.  Over 50,000 pairs of Fence Bullets have been sold with no reported failures.  Oklahoma State University is using Fence Bullet on some farms along with USDA/NRCS and other governmental agencies in states across the US.

For pure fence bracing purposes, we like the N brace better.  We like the N fence brace because one end is placed on or near the ground and does not act as a leaver. This should make it almost impossible to move requiring no brace wires.

Although Fence Bullet was developed for pipe fence bracing and rail fence, they have also been used in other applications such as railing for utility protection. We provide a simple word of caution that Fence Bullets should not be used in tension applications to avoid the connection being pulled apart. Bullet Fence Systems bears no responsibility for connectors used in non-fence applications.

Yes , our N brace kits will make a 45 degree down leg.  However, we try to keep the angle down to 30 degrees if possible so it does not act as pry to the pull post out of the ground. You can slide the brace further down the post to flatten the angle some if needed also.

There should not be any problems with the braces coming apart with either brace.  They actually will be pushed together by the strain of the fencing wires.  The cross brace wire is only needed on H braces to prevent the tops of braces posts being pushed in one direction. The wire will pull on the bottom of the post the fence wire is attached to and not allow either post's top to move in the same direction.

A good rule of thumb is to put the brace at 2/3rds the height of the fence. This will allow for 1/3 of the tension to be above the brace and 2/3rds below. The other consideration is the distance between brace posts, which should be at least two times the height of the top (i.e. if it's a 4 foot high fence, the minimum post spacing is 8 foot, although 10 feet would be ideal).

Shipping FAQs

We ship through most packages through UPS but also ship through US Postal Service. We also make shipments for less than truckload orders. If you have special shipping needs, we will try to accommodate you.

For more specifics, refer to transit time FAQ below.

Please go to the Store Locator to see local dealers. A call to the store might also be in order as store quantities and sizes may be limited. Purchasing direct from our online store is always an option regardless of where you live in the US lower 48.

While most orders are fulfilled and shipped within 1 business day, please plan to allow 2-3 business days for fulfillment in addition to the shipping times below.

UPS Next Day Air - Guaranteed on-time delivery to all 50 states and Puerto Rico by end of next business day with some limitations to Alaska and Hawaii.

UPS Next Day Air Saver- Guaranteed on-time delivery to commercial destinations with the 48 contiguous states by the next business day where UPS Next Day Air delivery is committed by 10:30 a.m. or 12 p.m., respectively. Shipments to residential locations within the UPS Next Day Air Saver area are delivered by end of day.

UPS 2nd Day Air- Delivery to all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with some limitations, in Alaska and Hawaii by the end of thesecond business day.

UPS 3 Day Select -Delivery by the end of the third business day to the 48 contiguous states.

Please note that the above times reflect UPS shipping services as provided directly by UPS. The UPS Service Guarantee is currently active for UPS Next Day Air and UPS Next Day Air Saver. The UPS Service Guarantee remains suspended for all other UPS shipments and services not specified. Bullet Fence Systems is not liable for delayed delivery as a result of delay with UPS and USPS.

Other Commonly Asked Questions

We can help make sure you get what you need for the job, from answering simple questions to providing design services. In most cases, a simple layout sketch with dimension is all that is needed to assist you. We’ve recently added this fencing calculatorto assist with estimated amounts and costs. E-mail your design and fencing estimate and we will figure the amount and the types of Fence Bullets needed.

Generally speaking, for agricultural fences, the answer is no. We typically find that our customers are able to find pipe locally and in the case of used oil pipe, fairly inexpensive, without having to mess with the cost and hassle of shipping.

However, if you have a project using galvanized or b;ack painted pipe such as our rail fence, we would be glad to quote a complete system of both black Fence Bullets and a specific tube. Simply complete the fencing calculator if helpful and submit the seperate form for a quote. The final page of the form provides a high-level estimate as well as our contact information. If interested, contact us and we’ll use the estimate tool as a general starting point to discuss next steps for your project. 

No. Our components are sold together as kits to maintain the integrity of the system that has been proven to work. However, if you need extra hardware items such as bands, carriage bolts or nuts, we have those separately available under hardware.

Brace and Fence kit considerations

One-way bands

Use on ends of braces or rail fencing. One-way bands can also be used on line posts where turns need to be made.

Can be stacked and will have an offset horizontal appearance which may or may not be critical.

Two-way bands

Use on straight sections of rail fenceUse on existing fence posts to add a brace or be stacked to give a 4-way brace post

You have a choice on a double brace. You can stack a one-way band or use a two-way band if going straight. If horizontal appearance is critical, use a two-way band (180 degree, straight only) or the drill and pin method (90 to 270 degree) can be used.

Gate hinge considerations

We suggest using 2-way brace bands on posts where cross braces and wire have been installed. Since the 2-way brace bands tighten together to form the compression, these brace bands do not need to be slid on from the top down and are generally easier to install and adjust. They also have more clamping force.

If you prefer a slimmer look and the post allows you to slide the band on, 1-way bands also work great.  If you can’t slide them on, bending the band open and bending the band shut again is the only way to install these bands which is not easy and may fatigue the metal bands. 

Begin measuring at the top of the post, across the widest part (outside of the post to outside of the post)

Yes! For fencing projects that use different post sizes between rails, we suggest ordering by the post. In most of these cases, the rail fence terminal kit is ideal to create the brace you need for your post/rail sizes. We generally do not offer 2 7/8 rail size with a 2 3/8 post size. If such size is desired, please give us a call or email at

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