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.


Cartridge name Norma 308 Win
Bullet diameter .308 inches
Case type Rimless, bottleneck
Case length 2.015 inches
Overall cartridge length 2.800 inches
Bullet weights 110-220 grains
Muzzle velocity (150-grain bullet) 2,800 feet per second
Muzzle energy (150-grain bullet) 2,650 foot-pounds
Recoil energy (150-grain bullet, 8 lb rifle) 17.5 foot-pounds
Typical bullet type Full metal jacket, hollow point, soft point, ballistic tip
Common uses Hunting, target shooting, tactical applications
Rifles that use this cartridge Remington 700, Winchester Model 70, Savage 10, Ruger American, AR-10
Parent case .308 Winchester
Origin Sweden
Introduced 2013
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