6.5-284 Norma
Type Rifle
Place of origin Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Production history
Designer Norma
Designed around 1963
Parent case .284 Winchester
Bullet diameter .264 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Neck diameter .297 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Base diameter .501 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Rim diameter .473 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Rim thickness .040 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Case length 2.170 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Overall length 3.228 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Case capacity 68.33 gr H2O (4.441 cm³)

The 6.5-284 Norma originated as a wildcat cartridge based on the .284 Winchester cartridge necked down to 6.5 mm.

History Edit

The .284 Winchester was created around 1963, but never really caught on, except as a parent case for the wildcat 6.5mm-284. The 6.5 caliber allowed for the use of long, aerodynamic bullets. In 1999, Norma submitted it to CIP. It has since been standardized as the 6.5mm-284 Norma.

Use Edit

It has been used extensively in benchrest competitions and is known as an extremely accurate long range round. Using an improved version of the 6.5/284, Rich DeSimone set a 1,000-yard (Script error m) world record at 1.564-inch (Script error mm).[1] Rich DeSimone's 1,000-yard (Script error m) record has been broken by Tom Sarver in 2007 using a .300 Hulk wildcat cartridge that is based on the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge.[2] In contrast, most hunting rifles do the same at 100 yards (Script error m) to 200 yards (Script error m). A 140 gr (Script error g) class bullet can be driven safely to 3,000 ft/s (Script error m/s). Also, there are many popular hunting bullets for this caliber, making it a good hunting round as well.

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