Norma Brass? - The Outdoor Community
  • 1 Post By jeffppc
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
Hooked on HuntingPa
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: north of pittsburgh
Posts: 395
Back To Top
Norma Brass?

Goofed up somehow ordering Lapua brass for my 06 and end up with Norma brass. Anyone use Norma?
ruger300 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 05:36 PM
Regular Member
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 1,722
Back To Top
It's not Lapua but it's pretty decent stuff.
Marcus99 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 04:33 AM
Regular Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,426
Back To Top
90% of my brass is Lapua, but the remainder is Norma - shoot it.

stoolshooter is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 05:51 AM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SWPA
Posts: 631
Back To Top
What you need to know is those two brands of brass hold different water capacities. So, it's likely you will get two different velocities from the same load recipe. I load the 6.5x55 Swede using Lapua brass. I also have some Norma brass (only about 20 pcs) and the Norma is relegated to my older Swede Mauser.

Load 'em up and if you have a chronograph, test the velocities. They may be similar\same....but you won't know until you test 'em.
Steeltrap is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 07:56 PM
Part of the Community
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 225
Back To Top
Valid point but doubtful it will be noticeable in a big game rifle under 500 yds. If it's a match rifle that shoots in the .2s or less you might be able to see the difference.
dragman likes this.
jeffppc is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 09:11 AM
The Man
Dogface's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sullivan County or SEPA
Posts: 8,452
Back To Top
They are both high quality products. Before Lapua hit the market Norma was the #1 choice for many and probably still is for many.
Dogface is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-29-2019, 09:22 AM
Frequent Contributor
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Washington County, PA
Posts: 628
Back To Top
When I'm shopping for brass, I look for Laupa first, then Norma, then Nosler, then whatever I can find. Its good stuff in my opinion.
Sekora is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome