Instant Stop

TIPSTRIKE is developed for stopping power, combined with a penetration deep enough to reach the vital organs of the game. The polymer tip assures the expansion and gives a devastating shock effect due to the construction of the bullet jacket. To maintain a high retention weight, the jacket is reinforced with a mechanical lock, thus making TIPSTRIKE an outstanding bullet for driven hunts and other forms of hunting where an immediate stop is crucial.

TIPSTRIKE is a flat-base tipped projectile great for medium and large game. The excellent penetration achieved by controlled expansion helps ensure game is harvested quickly, ethically and effectively with well-placed shots.

Norma’s Dedicated Hunting™ Line features dozens of bullet/caliber combinations that were engineered with hunters in mind. Today’s technology is a blessing for hunters of all types—and Norma continues to lead the way by combining science, hunting experience and a passion to succeed to continue to move the product line and brand forward.


  • Polymer tip for improved ballistics.
  • The insertion of the tip gives a slight delay of the expansion to enhance penetration.
  • Devastating chock effect through a tapered and quick opened front part of the jacket.
  • Penetration secured through a strong and straight rear part of the jacket combined 
    with a internal mechanical lead lock.


The gelantine block (35cm) shows the impact of the TIPSTRIKE entering from the left at 800 m/s. The bullet is designed to release its energy powerfully on impact. It gives a strong shock effect on the game and with this high energy release, the speed of the bullet drops quickly. The mechanical lead lock makes sure the bullet has the highest retained weight possible, which in its turn delivers an excellent penetration.

Both bullets above are caliber .30-06 and have reached their target at 800 m/s. The bullet to the left was shot in ballistic gelantine at a Norma test shoot. The bullet to the right was shot in a real hunting situation and was retained from a wild boar. On both occasions, the mechanical lead lock fulfilled its purpose and contributed to the highest possible residual weight.

TIPSTRIKE is available in the following configurations:

  • .243 Win 76gr TIPSTRIKE
  • .280 Rem 160gr TIPSTRIKE
  • .300 Win Mag 170gr TIPSTRIKE
  • .30-06 170gr TIPSTRIKE
  • .308 Win 170gr TIPSTRIKE
  • 7mm Rem Mag 160gr TIPSTRIKE
  • 7mm-08 Rem 160gr TIPSTRIKE