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  • Norma Factory Ammo

    Anyone have experience with their factory offerings?
    I picked up some of their hunting ammo in .358 NM, 250 gr. Oryx, (on sale and pretty cheap) and it seems pretty hot for factory loads.
    I get some binding when ejecting the spent cartridge, and the extractor leaves a mark. Only ever had this with these rounds.
    Fighting gravity is never cheap.

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    Haven't used any Norma in quite a few years, but yeah. All I've used gave symptoms of being hotter than other factory loads. I still have a few rounds of their 44 mag from the 1970's left, and it was entirely too hot for S&W revolvers. Dandy in Rugers, but those S&W's didn't like it at all- Very hard extraction, with an occasional lockup due to primer flow.

    All their own bullets always performed well on game, but I have no experience with the Onyx.
    "Lay in the weeds and wait, and when you get your chance to say something, say something good."
    Merle Haggard

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    • #3
      Yep- Norma loads it hot.

      They make ammunition under contract to a couple different folks... Weatherby for instance...no one every accused those guys of watering it down.
      "I do not deal in hypotheticals. The world, as it is, is vexing enough..." Col. Stonehill, True Grit

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