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Current Rifle Cartridges
6.5x284 norma or 6.5x284 Winchester Wildcat ?
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6.5-284 norma
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norma of Sweden
factory loaded using new
norma brass with a
"norma 6.5x284 "head-stamp
and a norma 130 grain
"Golden Target"
Jacketed Hollow Point,
Boat-tail Projectile
Ever since the .284 Winchester came out in 1963, private citizen wildcat cartridge makers have been making wildcat
cartridges from the .284 Winchester case, by necking up or down the case neck to accept a different size caliber or diameter
projectiles.
One of the favorites was the 6.5mm diameter projectile, called the 6.5-284 Winchester Wildcat cartridge. Basically a .284"
Winchester case necked down to accept 6.5mm or (.264" diameter, caliber) projectiles which produced high velocities and
flat trajectories, with the energy of a .308 Winchester.
In 1999 Norma of Sweden submitted it to CIP ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms") and it
was standardized as the 6.5mm-284 Norma. To me it will always be the 6.5-284 Winchester as it came from the .284
winchester case.
With velocities up to 3,200 feet per second and energy up over 2,800 foot pounds per square inch, this cartridge will out
shoot the .308 winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 and the .260 Remington and other short action cases.
The only question is the 6.5-284 Norma a  European Sporting Cartridge” or a stolen “American Wildcat Cartridge.” pretty
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