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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Norma Brass?

Goofed up somehow ordering Lapua brass for my 06 and end up with Norma brass. Anyone use Norma?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 05:36 PM
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It's not Lapua but it's pretty decent stuff.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 04:33 AM
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90% of my brass is Lapua, but the remainder is Norma - shoot it.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 05:51 AM
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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.
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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.
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They are both high quality products. Before Lapua hit the market Norma was the #1 choice for many and probably still is for many.
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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.
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