Elk are reasonably predictable creatures. You can rely on them to be aloof, at least during hunting season, and that means your only shot might be from a longer distance. With Norma’s BONDSTRIKE and practice, you can confidently make these shots.
From the unexpected close-encounter in the brush, to the carefully calculated long range shot across a wide meadow, you need a round you can count on. Norma’s new BONDSTRIKE line combines uncompromising accuracy and effective terminal ballistics that make it ideal for elk hunters.
BONDSTRIKE is engineered for accuracy. For more than a century, Norma has provided hunters with the ability to hit their marks. Yet that accuracy isn’t worth much without effective terminal ballistic performance at the point of impact. And Norma’s reputation for putting food on the table continues to set it apart.
The BONDSTRIKE bullet is styled after a boat-tailed match projectile—a design known for long-range accuracy. Yet the tip of the BONDSTRIKE bullet is different. This boat-tail has a contoured polymer point that allows for consistent feeding and true flight. Even if you slam a round home for a fast follow-up shot, you aren’t going to mar the bullet’s tip.
Beneath the bonded alloy jacket is a lead core that helps the BONDSTRIKE bullet retain mass and expand consistently. It is this ability to expand predictably, even in long range shooting situations, that gives the BONDSRTIKE its exceptional knockdown power. The retained energy transfers in game, allowing for ethical and effective kill-shots.
The bonded bullet retains most of its weight at close ranges, and offers the penetration needed to reach vital organs, and the expansion needed to create a fatal wound channel. If an elk steps out of the timber at 50 yards, the BONDSTRIKE will deliver. For a long range shot over 400 yards, the same bullet still has enough energy to expand and keeps even more of its mass intact. It’s always best to get as close as possible and be confident in your ability to hit your target, but if you need to make a long range shot and possess the skill and proper equipment to ensure an ethical, clean kill NORMA’s BONDSTRIKE bullet will deliver.
Norma is offering BONDSTRIKE in 30 calibers
- .308 Win 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme
- .30-06 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme
- .300 Win Mag 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme
- .300 WSM 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme
- .300 RUM 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme
Having the opportunity to pull the trigger on a trophy elk is an exceptionally rare opportunity. Be sure you have the perfect round in the chamber when you do.