Norma Tipstrike .308 Win 11g/170gr Bullets
- Weight: 11g/170gr
- Ballistic coefficient: G1; 0.454
- Made in Sweden
- V0 2625 f/s
- V200 2248 f/s
- V300 2072 f/s
- E0 2602 ft.-lb
- E50 2234 ft.-lb
- E100 1909 ft.-lb
- E200 1621 ft.-lb
- 100yds 0.39 in
- 200yds 1.62 in
- 300yds 3.8 in
This is the sporting version of 7,62x51mm NATO. It was introduced by Winchester in 1952 - only a year after the new NATO cartridge. Like most other military cartridges it was expected to become popular for hunting quickly and Winchester wisely decided to make a civilian version with their name.
TIPSTRIKE™ is developed for stopping power, combined with penetration deep enough to reach the vital organs of the game. The polymer tip assures the expansion and gives a devastating shock effect due to the construction of the bullet jacket. To maintain a high retention weight, the jacket is reinforced with a mechanical lock, thus making TIPSTRIKE an outstanding bullet for driven hunts and other forms of hunting where an immediate stop is crucial.
Polymer tip for improved ballistics.
The insertion of the tip gives a slight delay of the expansion to enhance penetration.
Devastating chock effect through a tapered and quick opened front part of the jacket.
Penetration secured through a strong and straight rear part of the jacket combined with an internal mechanical lead lock.
TIPSTRIKE™ is a flat-base tipped projectile great for medium and large game. The excellent penetration achieved by controlled expansion helps ensure game is harvested quickly, ethically, and effectively with well-placed shots.
Norma’s Dedicated Hunting™ Line features dozens of bullet/caliber combinations that were engineered with hunters in mind. Today’s technology is a blessing for hunters of all types—and Norma continues to lead the way by combining science, hunting experience and a passion to succeed to continue to move the product line and brand forward.
The gelantine block (35cm) shows the impact of the TIPSTRIKE entering from the left at 800 m/s. The bullet is designed to release its energy powerfully on impact. It gives a strong shock effect on the game and with this high energy release, the speed of the bullet drops quickly. The mechanical lead lock makes sure the bullet has the highest retained weight possible, which in its turn delivers an excellent penetration.
Both bullets above are caliber .30-06 and have reached their target at 800 m/s. The bullet to the left was shot in ballistic gelantine at a Norma test shoot. The bullet to the right was shot in a real hunting situation and was retained from a wild boar. On both occasions, the mechanical lead lock fulfilled its purpose and contributed to the highest possible residual weight.