North Fork .358 SS kulor


.358 Dia.

200 gr.

Sec. Density  .223

FIV Functional impact speed  1500-3100Fps 457-945M/s

PIV Preferred impact speed  1600-3000Fps 487-914m/s

Length 1.069”

This is another of the line that was originally designed for use as a pistol bullet.  It also handled the maximum velocity from a 358 Norma Mag.  Although this bullet obviously can handle some very high velocities, I picture its best use to be on deer or hog size game from either pistols or rifles.  The only reports back on the field experience with this bullet were with deer shot with rifles.  All shots were clear through, including lengthwise, and no bullets were recovered.


.358 Dia.

225 gr.


Sec. Density  .250


FIV Functional impact speed  1700-3100Fps 518-945M/s

PIV Preferred impact speed  1800-3000Fps 548-914m/s


Length 1.186”

The 358-225 is a good all around bullet for the 35 Whelen.  It will open well on deer, hold up well on hogs, and will also work on elk.  If elk is the primary quarry, I would recommend the 250 gr. even in the 35 Whelen.

.358 Dia.

250 gr.


Sec. Density  .285


FIV Functional impact speed  1700-3100Fps 518-945M/s

PIV Preferred impact speed  1800-3000Fps 548-914m/s


Length 1.307”

The 250-grain is probably the most useful weight for the 358 caliber rifles, from the Whelen through Norma and the STA.  It is the preferred weight for elk in those cartridges.  The bullet on the right, in the last photo, is from an Oryx that was shot with a 35 G&H IMP (think STA) at a muzzle velocity exceeding 3000fps.  The first shot was lengthwise through the animal.  The second shot at a weak but still standing animal, was at 20 yds and took out both shoulders and the spine.  This hunter was a friend and I instructed him to try and destroy the bullet and he gave it his best try.  The bullet was completely intact but from the picture you can tell that is had a tough life passing through all that bone at high velocity.  That is the reason I recommend the 270-grain for African bone crushing or large, tough, or dangerous game.  For a bullet that was basically designed for the Whelen and Norma, it performed admirably.