Norma Bondstrike

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Very good. Accubond type performance. May even be accubonds they load under their name
 

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I don't think they are accubonds but very similar. I shot them exclusively put of my 300wsm when I had it. Very high bc for bullet weight. Grouped great to 500 yards. Only killed one elk with them. I would shoot them again with confidence.
 

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ericwh

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I came across this ammo a few months ago but it wasn't in stock anywhere.

I ordered a hundred of the 7mm to try in my Tikka. The brass alone is over a dollar a piece and not in stock anywhere either so that makes the price a little more palatable.

Hopefully it shoots well. I'm looking forward to testing it.
 

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Just ordered 3 boxes direct from Norma. $45 per box free shipping. 300wsm 180g bondstrikes. I got 6 boxes of softpoint 130g practice rounds for my 270. They were only $27 per box. Just a bit more $ than the empty brass is worth.
 

35WhelenAI

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Just ordered 3 boxes direct from Norma. $45 per box free shipping. 300wsm 180g bondstrikes. I got 6 boxes of softpoint 130g practice rounds for my 270. They were only $27 per box. Just a bit more $ than the empty brass is worth.
Helluva deal! 👍
 

Esq

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If I recall, "1902" is the 10% coupon code. They have the bondstrikes available in 308, 7mm, 300wsm. Only softpoints for my 270 and a 96grain nonlead small/medium game bullet advertised at more than 3500fps. They also have 22 rimfire nonlead 24grains advertised at 1700fps. I've never seen anything like that.
 

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My bullets arrived yesterday! I think it was 5-days from order to my door.
 

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Shot the 300 wsm today and measured velocity with a Labradar. Had good accuracy out of a Sako A7 with 24" barrel. Speed ranged from 2,974 to 3,036. And average of 3,001 fps.

Also shot a few 180g federal fusions at 3055 Avg.
 

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I shot my 7mm today. Tikka. 5 shots at 100 over the chronograph. First four measured ~1/2". Last shot (left) opened it up to 1". It could've been me or not. It is hard for me to shoot this magnum as well as my smaller cartridges.

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Velocity:
2740
2713
2725
2724
2715

Very consistent velocity. Better than my hand loads, but very slow for a 24" barrel. It was about 25°f but 200fps slower than the box says? And ~200fps slower than my 162 eld-x handloads...

I input that velocity in my hornady app and it suggested 6.3moa for 400 yards. Held 6moa and shot 4 shots. This group measures ~4.5"

I am definitely happy with the accuracy and consistent velocity. But disappointed how slow it is.

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It seems silly but I was really impressed with the packaging. These sleeves snap into two 5-round halves that fit well in a pocket. And the cartridges are protected and clipped in securely at the extractor groove and above the base.

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pharmdeez

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I shot my 7mm today. Tikka. 5 shots at 100 over the chronograph. First four measured ~1/2". Last shot (left) opened it up to 1". It could've been me or not. It is hard for me to shoot this magnum as well as my smaller cartridges.

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Velocity:
2740
2713
2725
2724
2715

Very consistent velocity. Better than my hand loads, but very slow for a 24" barrel. It was about 25°f but 200fps slower than the box says? And ~200fps slower than my 162 eld-x handloads...

I input that velocity in my hornady app and it suggested 6.3moa for 400 yards. Held 6moa and shot 4 shots. This group measures ~4.5"

I am definitely happy with the accuracy and consistent velocity. But disappointed how slow it is.

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It seems silly but I was really impressed with the packaging. These sleeves snap into two 5-round halves that fit well in a pocket. And the cartridges are protected and clipped in securely at the extractor groove and above the base.

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I am also a fan of the packaging. I believe I read they are made of bio-materials with the intent that they can be used as a fire starter as well.
 

35WhelenAI

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As in a more effective fire starter than the box of Remington CoreLokt's, Winchester, Federal, etc? Pretty cool if they're trying to make a bush fire starter out of the cartridge box by design.
 

pharmdeez

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As in a more effective fire starter than the box of Remington CoreLokt's, Winchester, Federal, etc? Pretty cool if they're trying to make a bush fire starter out of the cartridge box by design.
From an online review. I really like that you can break them into 5 round sleeves and they are secure.
“The shell holders by Norma are available in all hunting calibers offered by the manufacturer. They can also be combined easily with ammunition by other brands like RWS. But the ammunition needs to be in the same caliber. Not only are the inserts extremely practical, they are also eco-friendly. They are manufactured from renewables, and the wood fiber content is 50%. What’s more, the normal shell trays can be used as fire starters. A big thumbs up from us!”
 

35WhelenAI

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Gotcha. It's the five round holders that are the starters. Very ingenious.
 

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