To ensure perfect mushrooming at all impact velocities, the ORYX has a thin forward jacket with internal splitting zones. The bonding and the thicker rear jacket wall ensure a high residual weight after impact (well over 90%) and excellent penetration.
With rapid expansion to a large diameter, and without fragmentation, ORYX leaves a large wound channel yet destroys little meat. In addition, the high residual weight of the bullet ensures deep penetration and high energy transfer.
The 7mm-08 is nothing but the .308 Winchester necked down to 7 mm or .284”. This wildcat was adopted by Remington in 1980.
The 7mm-08 is closely connected with metallic silhouette shooting. This sport has a Mexican origin and the trick is to knock down animal-shaped targets made of iron plate. The targets are placed from standing between 100 and up to 500 meters from the riflemen. The shooting is done off-hand. Accordingly the demands for a metallic silhouette cartridge were all met by developing the 7mm-08. It has a high precision potential, a flat trajectory, a light recoil and sufficient power to knock over the silhouette even when hit at the extreme range.
The case capacity of the 7mm-08 is slightly smaller than in the 7×57, and accordingly the muzzle velocity of the heavier bullets will be 100-150 fps. less than in the Mauser design.
For hunting purposes this cartridge is well-suited to medium game at long range and therefore also a popular choice for light-weight mountain rifles as it works well in short actions.
|Bullet Type||Oryx Bonded Soft Point|
|Ballistic Coefficient (G1)||0.33|
Since the introduction of Oryx in 1996, it has been a pioneer in our range of hunting bullets, and it has been praised for its performance all over the world.
But what makes the Oryx bullet so unique? Well, a combination of rapid expansion for great effect, extremely high residual weight and deep penetration that has great effect even on large game.
ORYX is a so-called bonded bullet, which means that the jacket and the core are fused together. When hitting the target, it expands quickly but the bonding prevents the separation of the jacket and the core, resulting in residual weights of over 90%. This also greatly contributes to the bullet getting its deep and straight penetration, with great mushrooming for which it has also become famous.
The tip of the ORYX has internal cleavage zones and with a special technique the outer part of the tip is left unbonded. It is these details that differentiate ORYX from other bonded bullets and give it a wide range of uses under the most varied hunting conditions.
- Bonded classic since 1996
- Up to 99% retained weight
- The number one bullet for all types of hunting
- Massive mushrooming
- Offered in a wide variety of calibers
For more than 25 years, ORYX has proven to be an exceptionally good all-round bullet. With its controlled expansion and high residual weight, it is suitable for all types of hunting and is available in our widest range of calibers.
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