TokkieM's Recent Activity

  1. TokkieM added new media Norma TipStrike Range Shots to Weapon & Ammunition

    The photos are of groups shot with Norma TipStrike in 3 different rifles and two different calibers. 2 x 308 and 1 x 30-06. Results speak for themselves, greatest spread over a 10 shot string was 2 meters per second, none under advertised velocity. Some groups could be better and is more a indicator of my ability than the ability of the ammo. 40 years ago my Dad used Norma, I have tried a few other brands but always came back to Norma and as said before 10 years of Norma Ammo and not changing anytime soon. Given the type of hunting done here in Sweden and other parts of Europe the TipStrike is a "miracle" bullet. Devastating internal damage, deep penetration, no exit wound and deadly accurate. Small hunting areas, human activity in hunting areas, beaters walking the line all make for problems with "hard" bullets even if they expand. I have shot Fallow deer with a very well known mono metal bullet on several occasions and even when the shot was very good, they where on their feet long enough to make it a hundred or so yards, never happens with the TipStrike if the bullet is placed in the same place, 95% of the game i have shot lie where they where hit the others make it maybe 20 yards.

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  2. TokkieM added new media Norma TipStrike Range Shots to Weapon & Ammunition

    The photos are of groups shot with Norma TipStrike in 3 different rifles and two different calibers. 2 x 308 and 1 x 30-06. Results speak for themselves, greatest spread over a 10 shot string was 2 meters per second, none under advertised velocity. Some groups could be better and is more a indicator of my ability than the ability of the ammo. 40 years ago my Dad used Norma, I have tried a few other brands but always came back to Norma and as said before 10 years of Norma Ammo and not changing anytime soon. Given the type of hunting done here in Sweden and other parts of Europe the TipStrike is a "miracle" bullet. Devastating internal damage, deep penetration, no exit wound and deadly accurate. Small hunting areas, human activity in hunting areas, beaters walking the line all make for problems with "hard" bullets even if they expand. I have shot Fallow deer with a very well known mono metal bullet on several occasions and even when the shot was very good, they where on their feet long enough to make it a hundred or so yards, never happens with the TipStrike if the bullet is placed in the same place, 95% of the game i have shot lie where they where hit the others make it maybe 20 yards.

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  3. TokkieM added new media Norma TipStrike Range Shots to Weapon & Ammunition

    The photos are of groups shot with Norma TipStrike in 3 different rifles and two different calibers. 2 x 308 and 1 x 30-06. Results speak for themselves, greatest spread over a 10 shot string was 2 meters per second, none under advertised velocity. Some groups could be better and is more a indicator of my ability than the ability of the ammo. 40 years ago my Dad used Norma, I have tried a few other brands but always came back to Norma and as said before 10 years of Norma Ammo and not changing anytime soon. Given the type of hunting done here in Sweden and other parts of Europe the TipStrike is a "miracle" bullet. Devastating internal damage, deep penetration, no exit wound and deadly accurate. Small hunting areas, human activity in hunting areas, beaters walking the line all make for problems with "hard" bullets even if they expand. I have shot Fallow deer with a very well known mono metal bullet on several occasions and even when the shot was very good, they where on their feet long enough to make it a hundred or so yards, never happens with the TipStrike if the bullet is placed in the same place, 95% of the game i have shot lie where they where hit the others make it maybe 20 yards.

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  4. TokkieM added new media ZG47 Rifle in 30-06 to Weapon & Ammunition

    I have been using the TipStrike ammo for a few years now, it is a devastating drop to the shot kind of bullet. There is some serious damage if solid bone is hit, but the bullet has no problem with penetration even when encountering heavy bone. I have not had a exit wound on any game, energy is spilled in the vitals and causes havoc. I have not recovered a bullet yet, fragments yes. Accuracy is superb and advertised velocity in 308 and 30-06 is spot on in both my guns. These boars I stalked the past week with the old ZG47 in 30-06. The big boar I got to meet up close today at around 7 meters.

    DSC_0867.JPG Jan 20, 2020 at 4:20 AM
  5. TokkieM added new media Hunt Wild Boar in Sweden to Hunting Worldwide

    I have been using the TipStrike ammo for a few years now, it is a devastating drop to the shot kind of bullet. There is some serious damage if solid bone is hit, but the bullet has no problem with penetration even when encountering heavy bone. I have not had a exit wound on any game, energy is spilled in the vitals and causes havoc. I have not recovered a bullet yet, fragments yes. Accuracy is superb and advertised velocity in 308 and 30-06 is spot on in both my guns. These boars I stalked the past week with the old ZG47 in 30-06. The big boar I got to meet up close today at around 7 meters.

    DSC_0879.JPG Jan 20, 2020 at 4:20 AM
  6. TokkieM added new media Norma TipStrike ammo to Weapon & Ammunition

    I have been using the TipStrike ammo for a few years now, it is a devastating drop to the shot kind of bullet. There is some serious damage if solid bone is hit, but the bullet has no problem with penetration even when encountering heavy bone. I have not had a exit wound on any game, energy is spilled in the vitals and causes havoc. I have not recovered a bullet yet, fragments yes. Accuracy is superb and advertised velocity in 308 and 30-06 is spot on in both my guns. These boars I stalked the past week with the old ZG47 in 30-06. The big boar I got to meet up close today at around 7 meters.

    DSC_0864.JPG Jan 20, 2020 at 4:20 AM
  7. TokkieM attached a file to the thread Norma TIPSTRIKE™.

    The photos are of groups shot with Norma TipStrike in 3 different rifles and two different calibers. 2 x 308 and 1 x 30-06. Results...

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  8. TokkieM liked Mr. Zorg's post in the thread Norma TIPSTRIKE™.

    @TokkieM, thanks for the candid input from a purchaser and user. The land I've hunted Whitetail & Axis deer on most recently is small,...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 2:37 AM
  9. TokkieM liked Bob Nelson 35Whelan's post in the thread Old gun accuracy.

    TokkieM Love my old rifles. 2 of my most accurate are a 1885 lowall made in 1891. Converted it to 22K Hornet shoots 3 shot groups...

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  10. TokkieM liked Ridgewalker's post in the thread Old gun accuracy.

    The oldest long gun I have owned and shot (had a Spencer, a Shutzen from the 1920s and a cap and ball from the 1800s) was an old uncle’s...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 4:58 PM
  11. TokkieM liked Shootist43's post in the thread Old gun accuracy.

    It seems to me that most of my older rifles will in fact outshoot the newer ones. None of my Swedish Mausers are under 100 years old....

    Jan 18, 2020 at 4:57 PM
  12. TokkieM posted a new thread.

    Old gun accuracy

    A lot has been made of modern rifle accuracy, almost every rifle manufacturer has a 1 MOA spec for their rifles, some with specific ammo...

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    Forum: Firearms & Ammunition

    Jan 17, 2020 at 4:09 PM
  13. TokkieM liked Witold Krzyżanowski's comment on the media BRNO ZG 47 Galas Rifle

    Great rifle.

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  14. TokkieM added new media BRNO ZG 47 Galas Rifle to Weapon & Ammunition

    I have owned and own many M98 copies and clones. FN 98 actions with the solid left rail are among my favorites and for size the ZKK 602 with pop up peep is a beast, but there is no doubt that the ZG 47 Galas is my favorite. This one is 65 years old, all matching numbers and will hold sub one inch groups. We did some work on the stock, but other than that she is original.

    DSC_0869.JPG Jan 17, 2020 at 7:32 AM
  15. TokkieM added new media NRNO ZG 47 Galas Rifle to Weapon & Ammunition

    I have owned and own many M98 copies and clones. FN 98 actions with the solid left rail are among my favorites and for size the ZKK 602 with pop up peep is a beast, but there is no doubt that the ZG 47 Galas is my favorite. This one is 65 years old, all matching numbers and will hold sub one inch groups. We did some work on the stock, but other than that she is original.

    DSC_0857.JPG Jan 17, 2020 at 7:31 AM
 
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