Norma Precision, that defines the quality of components and loading selected for Norma's American PH line-up.
Production at Norma starts with the highest quality brass cases available in the industry, combines that with Norma powder and bullets specifically selected for North American big game!
Norma's tried and true Oryx bonded bullet'for max penetration and near 100% weight retention. To insure perfect mushrooming, the Oryx has a thin forward Jacket with internal splitting zones and a thicker rear jacket to insure high residual weight after impact.The Oryx has rapid expansion, excellent penetration and high energy transfer. Perfect for the North American Big Game hunter!
The lead free Kalahari'a lighter bullet that is designed with higher velocities for a fl atter long range trajectory. Loaded under the strictest standards , this unique bullet is loaded with selected lots of powder to insure the highest velocity for fl atter trajectory. It has the highest ballistic coefficient possible and lowest wind drift achievable. Bullet expansion is controlled and restricted to insure maximum wounding effect and guaranteeing
deep penetration. Kalahari sets the standard for ammunition used where challenging environments and long shots are required!
Norma Precision'the right ammunition for the Professional Hunter.
The .243 Win. was originally a wildcat designed by Warren Page who necked down the .308 case in the early fifties. The goal was to make a light deer rifle which would still have the advantages of the high-velocity .22-calibers for varmint hunting. In 1955 Winchester made it a commercial round. The .243 is a very popular round all over the world for hunting medium sized game, probably due to its flat trajectory and very mild recoil. Surprisingly enough its popularity never reached the same degree when it comes to varmint hunting in spite of the .243” bullets better wind-bucking capabilities.
In Europe, however, the .243 suffers from the fact that only in Scotland does it meet the legal requirements for a big game cartridge to be used on anything larger than roe deer.
For small game and varmint hunting bullets in the 70-85 grain range are suitable, but normally the expansion of theses bullets are too rapid to give the necessary penetration needed for quick kill on larger game from pronghorn antelope and upwards. For this bullets weighing 90-100 grains are a much better choice. Although one shot kills have been made on much larger animals than Mule Deer, the .243 is not an elk rifle by any reasonable standard.
For hunting edible birds and fox the full metal jacketed bullets will do a much better job than the equivalent bullets in .22-caliber does.
|Bullet Type||Soft Point|
|Ballistic Co Eff.||0.257|
|Rounds Per Box||20|
|Rounds Per Case||200|
|Trajectory Short||0 @ 100m|
|Trajectory Long||-119mm @ 2|