No More North Forks

Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by PaulT, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Hoss Delgado

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    First A square bullets , then Winchester Silvertips. And now this :(
     

  2. enysse

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    It’s good to have diversity in the bullet market. Hopefully someone buys the equipment and takes up the manufacturing again.
     

  3. Ridgewalker

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    Federal keeps advertising their TBBC, but no one ever seems to have them. The prices I’ve seen are comparable to NF. I suspect they are having production issues. None of these half solid with bonded lead tips are easy to make I suspect.
     

  4. Mr. Zorg

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  5. Mike Van Horn

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    You can order NF from them Directly. I assume until quantity last. Just order 350 grain .375 for a up coming buffalo hunt
     

  6. TNDave

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    Just saw on another forum that the last date to get north fork Bullets will be September 1 at a 30% discount. Pricey maybe but excellent premium bullets....
     

  7. cmk

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    Good news perhaps! It seems that the former Swedish reseller of North Fork bullets - JB Hunting - has bought the company North Fork Technology, with the intent of starting up again in Sweden. At least that is what it says on their home page (http://www.nfbullet.se).

    The English version of the web site does not (yet) have this information.

    So hopefully they'll be available again early next year.
     

  8. Ridgewalker

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    That would be excellent news if we can get them in the USA!
    I’m still waiting on the Federal TBBCs to be available as well.
     

  9. cmk

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    @Ridgewalker : I sure do hope so. As the domain name suggests, this company was started a couple of years ago with the purpose of distributing NF bullets to the Swedish/Scandinavian market. A little while later they also started selling ammunition.

    Export of bullets should be a lot less red tape compared to loaded ammunition. That would also increase production volumes and decrease prices.

    Crossing my fingers that it comes through.
     
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  10. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Cautiously optimistic.

    This is how I would describe the situation. After seeing this news that @cmk posted, I reached out to one of the long time and still current owners of North Fork. There is an agreement in place to sell the business to JB Hunting in Sweden.

    But..... there remains this pesky export license issue. Between U.S. and/or ITAR regulations, this is not a simple matter of signing the contracts, making payment and shipping of the manufacturing equipment. So until the export license comes through, nothing is final.

    But I do hope it happens as it also sounds like there will be a U.S. distributor for what would now be Swedish made bullets. Stay tuned.
     
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    all sounds positive and I am fortunate to have a good supply of NF in .405 ans .458, so I will not lose sleep over this.
     

  12. cmk

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    @PHOENIX PHIL : Thanks for contributing more information. I hope it was clear that I am merely passing on info, rather than making promises.

    Anyway, there seems to an agreement between the parties involved - and that's a good start.

    How this could be anything more than routine paperwork for import/export authorities is beyond me. It's not like hunting bullets, or the equipment to make them, are matters of national security.

    Hoping this works out for the best.
     
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  13. PHOENIX PHIL

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    Understood, thanks for posting the information.
     

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