North Fork .284 SS kulor.


.284 Dia.

130 gr.

Sec. Density  .230

FIV  1500-3500FPS

FIV  1700-3400FPS

Length 1.147”


This bullet, along with the 308-150 and 358-200, was originally designed for the hand cannon crowd. These folks had expressed that the bullets that were available, in the weights that would give them useable trajectory and range, were either constructed too lightly or they were more designed for rifles and wouldn’t open at the lower velocities.  Their desire was for a bullet that would hold together but still open at the low velocities that resulted from long-range shots (for pistols) and low initial muzzle velocities.  The 284-130 was designed to fit that bill.  From the pictures you will see that this bullet will answer the problem.  In testing the bullet, it was found that the performance parameters also went beyond just those of just pistols.  We have received reports of successful use from pistols and rifles, on game from coyotes (not for hide hunters), antelope, and deer.  Of the reports received, only one instance was there a recovered bullet.  That was from a head on shot at a mule deer using a 7-08 pistol.  The bullet was recovered in the rear ham.
The bullet was not returned for photographs. 

.284 Dia.

140 gr.


Sec. Density  .247


FIV  1700-3300FPS

PIV  18003200FPS


Length 1.228”


This bullet was designed for all around usefulness in the full range of 7mm cartridges.  It is an excellent all around choice for 7-08 through the 7mm hyper-magnums.  In fact the only bullet that was reported to have been retrieved was used on an elk from a 7mmSTW.  That bullet is pictured on the far right of the last picture.  Although I personally would prefer the 284-160 for elk, the 284-140 appears to have performed quite well.

.284 Dia.

160 gr.


Sec. Density  .282


FIV  1700-3200FPS

PIV  1800-3100FPS


Length 1.373”


The nose section of both the 284-140 and 284-160 are constructed the same and therefore can be expected to perform the same.  The advantage of the 160-grain comes from its higher sectional density, which would provide a greater range of options as far as shot presentation.  Also the 160 would be preferred for the heavier species the size of elk.