November 9th, 2010
After a couple of good hits from a hunters bullets(Not North Forks). A .416 370 Gr. North Fork ended the drama.
This bear was hit hard with 2 killing shots but had plenty of life left in him when he spotted the hunter and Guide. The bear was hurt bad and spun into a aggressive position about 20 yards away. While watching the action through the scope, as soon as the ears went down and he started to crouch, the shot cracked. The bullet entered center of fore head, exited the base of skull, re entered the hump on the back and blew on through about 12 inches of bone and gristle. The bear was done in a instant. This Brown bear never got the chance to charge. The bullet was never recovered after all the damage. But obviously held together. Thank you North Fork for your quality Bullets.
Marc Davis Registered “Alaskan Guide”
October 21st, 2010
I’m including a picture of my 2010 Alaskan Brown Bear, taken in October near Chitina AK. Also included are the 35cal/225 grain textbook mushrooms.
The rifle was a 35 Whelen in 700 KS using the 35 caliber/225 grain bonded core bullets. I chose the Northforks based on the reputation for solid penetration and performance and they worked exactly as advertised.
I shot the bear at 100 yards - the initial shot pinned the front shoulders and dropped the bear in its tracks. The bear simply rolled over onto its side and while there was minimal struggle by the animal to get up, I still used a follow-up shot. The recovered bullets in the photo were both found just beneath the hide on the opposite side of the bullet entry and weighed 214.3 and 213.4 respectively.
My guide remarked he’d never seen that sort of performance/reaction from a bear in any bullet/caliber combination from any of his hunters using 375’s and 416’s!!!
Thank you for making a superior product.
Green Bay, WI
October 8th, 2010
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the performance of your 370 gr. North Fork bullets. I took this coastal brown bear in Southeast Alaska with one shot from my 416 Remington at 80 yards. The accuracy of this bullet in my rifle was excellent and the performance was outstanding. I will be using more of your great bullets in the future.
August 31st, 2010
John Clader DVM was blessed with a 9′11″ bear in Alaska this spring and a gorgeous Oryx in New Mexico this summer. He utilized our 416 370 gr SS out of a 416 Rem Mag for the bear and our 308 180gr SS from a 300 Win Mag for the Oryx. Well done John!
February 7th, 2009
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