For more than 100 years, the golden rule at Norma has been precision and quality. Continuous progress stretching from the days of steel-jacketed bullets to today’s precision bullets with gilding metal jackets and bonded cores has given Norma a leading position in the world. The reason for that is simple – thoroughly planned production and tight control over everything from casting to the final product.
Norma products are known worldwide for high quality. Cartridge cases are an important factor in this reputation. Superior quality ensures a long life and many reloads. Norma cases are made of the best possible raw materials with the narrowest tolerances, and they deliver accuracy round after round. The case neck is annealed to become softer. This prevents gas leaks and enables the case to hold the bullet firmly for at least 10 years without cracking as a result of aging material.
Further down on the case body, the hardness increases to avoid unnecessary stretching. If it is too hard, it would bring the risk of cracks. Furthest down, around the primer pocket, the brass should be firm. Here, the hardness is nearly twice that of around the neck. The structure of the material reveals the hardness. During processing the large, soft grains are broken down into smaller ones, which makes for a harder material. At the annealing, small grains become bigger and the hardness decreases.
The Ballistic Tip was developed for hunting smaller game at extended ranges. Accuracy and expansion are the characteristics of this hunting bullet, which was constructed to provide minimal aerodynamic drag and good flight properties. The boat tail base and polycarbonate tip ensure very flat trajectories at all velocities.
Muzzle Velocity: 3248 fps.