Richard Sowry, Game Ranger, sent a picture of bullets he recovered from raking shots on buffalo he had to take in the line of duty.
I wanted to let you know how delighted I was with the performance of your Power Point bullets.
I just completed a 14 day leopard hunt in the Zambezi valley. (I sent you a photo of the cat.) I was using a .375 H&H loaded with 300 grain Power Points. Of the 10 impala I shot for bait, all but one dropped to the shot. Kudu cow, same story. I have never shot so many animals, and needed so little follow-up. The trackers were impressed!
My cat defeated the plan of forcing him to present a broadside shot from the bait tree. He was facing me, quartering away slightly. I waited for him to lift his head from the impala he was devouring, and placed the round just inside the left shoulder. It went diagonally through his body, and the bullet was recovered from the right hip. It mushroomed perfectly, expanding to 70 caliber. It weighs 284 grains. Wow.
The cat went so straight down from the tree, he was laying in the maggots that were dripping off the bait.
I obtained 2550 fps from my Model 70, and was able to achieve moa groups. It was like having the finger of God at my disposal.
I’ll be in touch to get loading data for lighter calibers that I shoot, this may be the perfect light to medium game bullet.
Thanks for a great product.
Had a wonderful experience hunting this cow today - bullet performance was optimal, a 500 gr Northfork soft loaded with 76 gr of S335 out of my .458 Lott - penetration was achieved on a side on top of heart (see top of heart & associated plumbing damage) and lung shot - we recovered the bullet against the hide (see bulge in pic) on opposite side of buffalo. Bullet expansion was equal on penetrating ribs and exiting ribs.
Shot was at 30m - she ran 20 paces before blood sign evident, then another 20 paces and went down.
This old bull faced me at close range. My North Fork .375 cal. 300 grain cup point solid hit him in the centre of the chest and the bullet cut through the top of the heart and came to rest behind his stomach. The bull rocked back on his haunches before running 30 yards to where he fell over and died immediately. The PH and tracker were impressed. ( I was relieved ! )
The recovered North Fork Cup Point bullet was in perfect form with a small amount of expansion. The front of the bullet had flattened out to sharp edged meplate that cut a good wound channel.
I should mention that both the North Fork Cup Point Solids and the Soft Points would all shoot into a one moa group at the range off a bench in my Winchester M70. That is very important to me for the longer shots.
These wonderful bullets don’t gum up the barrel like most other solid shank bullets. (Also, I have had mixed results with some other popular solid shank bullets on plains game.)
It’s North Fork bullets for me on everything. I know they will give the quickest kills and save me a lot of fussing.
I just wanted to send you a picture of the lion I shot with the new 375 300 grain PP bullets. I shot 3 buffalo and many other species with these new bullets and was totally surprised at the great performance. This was my 32 nd safari so I have had a lot to compare and without a doubt the north forks hit and killed like no other bullet I have tried. The longest shot was 277 yards at an eland and same results hit where I aimed and Dead right there, very impressive.
Paul scored on a great buffalo and numerous other game with North Fork 416 400 gr softs and solids.
John Clader took a beautiful leopard in the Dande Safari area of Zimbabwe this year using the new .375 300gr Percussion Point!
North Fork created the Percussion Point (PP series) specifically for large felines. The bullet features an expansion initiating groove near the tip of the bullet that aides the bullet in opening quicker on thin skinned animals like leopards, lions etc… The groove is visible and can be felt allowing positive confirmation that you have the proper load for the proper game. The Percussion Points are designed to hit at the same point of impact as our standard soft points and solids allowing you to take one gun to really do it all.
As always, have confidence with North Fork!
My son, Bret and I were shooting on Aboriginal land in the outback of the Northern Territory. Feral buffalo are numerous and they are doing substantial environmental damage. If the buffalo and the other feral introduced species are not removed, Australia will be faced with a highly degraded landscape. Although individual efforts are of minimal significance in the overall effort to extirpate the estimated 500,000 buffalo in the northern territory, we tried to do what we could…
Our rifles we a wildcat .41 caliber bolt action loaded with the 360 gr North Fork Soft Point and a 500/416 Nitro Express Krieghoff double rifle equipped with a Doctor Optik red dot sight loaded with 400 gr North Fork Soft points. We took 40 rounds for each rifle and another 50 rounds of 375 cal. North Fork Soft points for our outfitter’s backup 375 JRS.
In all we killed 40 buffalo…(all meat harvested for consumption). The rifles and bullets performed perfectly…This was our second trip to Australia using North Fork soft points. The bullets perform so consistently, and shoot so accurately in our rifles that I can’t imagine seeking superior performance from any other bullet. I am a believer.
Bob F. had a very successful safari with Gavin Rorke in Zimbabwe utilizing a Model 70 375H&H with North Fork 300gr Softs and Solids. Bob was successful with buffalo, elephant, impala and lion. The 375 really can do it all.