Norma 308 Win
Norma 308 Win
Norma 308 Win is a popular rifle cartridge developed by the Swedish ammunition manufacturer Norma Precision AB. It is based on the .308 Winchester cartridge, which was introduced in 1952 as a civilian hunting round, but has since become widely used by military and law enforcement agencies.
The Norma 308 Win cartridge features a bottlenecked case with a rimless design that allows for smooth feeding and reliable extraction in bolt-action and semi-automatic rifles. It uses a .308 inch bullet and has a case length of 2.015 inches. The cartridge is designed to deliver accurate and consistent performance at long ranges, making it a popular choice for hunting, target shooting, and tactical applications.
The Norma 308 Win cartridge is available in a range of bullet weights and styles, from light 110-grain bullets for varmint hunting to heavy 220-grain bullets for big game hunting. The cartridge has a muzzle velocity of around 2,800 feet per second (fps) for a 150-grain bullet and a muzzle energy of approximately 2,650 foot-pounds (ft-lbs). The cartridge's high velocity and energy make it suitable for long-range shooting, but also mean that it can generate significant recoil.
Overall, the Norma 308 Win cartridge is a versatile and reliable option for hunters, target shooters, and tactical operators alike. Its accuracy, range, and stopping power make it a popular choice for a wide range of applications, from big game hunting to military and law enforcement operations.
|Norma 308 Win
|Overall cartridge length
|Muzzle velocity (150-grain bullet)
|2,800 feet per second
|Muzzle energy (150-grain bullet)
|Recoil energy (150-grain bullet, 8 lb rifle)
|Typical bullet type
|Full metal jacket, hollow point, soft point, ballistic tip
|Hunting, target shooting, tactical applications
|Rifles that use this cartridge
|Remington 700, Winchester Model 70, Savage 10, Ruger American, AR-10