|Bullet Weight||156 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Bonded Soft Point|
|Use Type||Elk Hunting, Safari Hunting|
|Ammo Caliber||7mm Weatherby|
|Primer Type||Large Rifle|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||3085|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||3298|
|Cost Per Round||$2.95 per round|
Norma is a Swedish ammunition company that specializes in crafting precision rifle ammunition for exotic hunts with any class of game animal as well as rifle competitions that depend on repeatable accuracy. With experience dating back to the early 20th century, Norma has been one of the top innovators in terminal ballistic technology and remains one of the most popular hunting ammo brands around the world. Oryx bullets, most similar to Bonded Soft Points, are a unique offering from Norma that take advantage of many modern production methods in order to produce the most clean and effective hits on game animals.
Each Oryx bullet has a thin copper jacket towards its top which is serrated both internally and externally around the narrowly exposed lead tip. This part of the jacket is not bonded to the lead core of the bullet which helps to provide devastating expansion upon impact with the target. In addition, the rear of the copper jacket is much thicker and is bonded to the base of the lead core to prevent separation and maintain momentum even after contact with dense flesh and shoulder bones. With all of these factors combined, the hunter is guaranteed a round that will penetrate deeply, expand widely and rapidly, and dump the maximum amount of potential energy into the target.
The 156 grain bullets have a fairly flat trajectory and when sighted in at 100 yards will not drop more than an inch out to 150 yards. When sighted in at 200 yards, the largest interim rise is 1.5 inches at 100 yards. Each round leaves the muzzle at 3,085 feet per second where it carries 3,298 foot-pounds of energy. At 100 and 200 yards the round will retain 2,705 and 2,203 foot-pounds of game-stopping energy respectively.