I weighed three boxes of 180gr SS Nork Fork bullets and the extreme spread was 180.0 - 180.2grs. It broke down percentage wise as follows.
180.0 = 57%
180.1 - 40%
180.2 - 3%
Now that is some tight manufacturing tolerances. I will see how they shoot when I do load work for my 30-06.
I have a friend who does not like the North Fork because it cost so much and they do not declare the bullet BC. I always loved turning over rocks in a clear stream in Middle Tenn when I was teenager. Just wanted to see if anything was under the rock, it might be exciting stuff or something valuable. I like going up the next ridge, over the next hill and through the next canyon just to see what is on the other side. You all know I try many bullets, and many load chain combinations just to make sure I don't miss a gym that would work in a certain rifle that I am doing load work for at the moment.
In turning over the rocks I have found many an accurate load in my life time and they sure have paid off in the field. I am not crazy either about he North Fork bullet price nor the fact they do not declare their bullet BC. Now that said, when I have been able to get them to shoot in certain rifles, they are usually very accurate bullets and their terminal effectiveness is with the best out there. I think of it this - say I get it 1/2" or under and moving at 2800fps or better out of a 22 inch barrel 06, then I have the following as far as performance is concerned."
180gr SS .308 North Fork
I would estimate the BC to be around .390 (pure guessing, could be more or less). Here it is up next to a Sierra 180gr Spitzer with a .407 BC.
It sure is a consistent weight and there must be a lot of attention to quality control since they cost so much. I know some would not use the bullet because of cost or lack of BC information. I will use my 30-06 for normal hunting ranges so I am not worried about the BC nor the cost since I have three boxes from past use. Just thought it was very interesting how consistent the bullets were in weight.