6.5 x 50 Jap Alaska?


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280PLUS
April 27, 2007, 07:13 PM
What does the "Alaska" mean?

http://www.grafs.com/ammo/product/122266

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Hoppy590
April 27, 2007, 07:13 PM
Edit: i think thats the load style. meant for larger game?

byf43
April 27, 2007, 07:18 PM
I truly believe that this is a typo.

It most likely should read, "Arisaka".

Notice the box. . . . it says, "6.5 JAP"

Hoppy590
April 27, 2007, 07:30 PM
i thought that too, but after quickly looking at the site other rounds have straing names after them

7.5x55 SWISS 180gr ORYX
7.62x54R 180gr NATURALIS
6.5x52 CARCANO 156gr ALASKA

Jim Watson
April 27, 2007, 07:58 PM
Google, guys, Google... for like, you know, Norma, man.

Alaska is Norma’s oldest bullet – a traditional hunting bullet with a lead tip which has been manufactured since the 1940īs. It is known for its excellent expansion and good penetration and therefore very suitable for medium-sized game even at longer ranges and medium velocities.


• Thick rear jacket section
• Pure lead core
• Thin forward jacket section
• Crimping increases dependability


The other funny Swedish brand names are there, too.
http://www.norma.cc/sida/eng/index.html

byf43
April 27, 2007, 10:55 PM
Google, guys, Google... for like, you know, Norma, man.



Google. Who'da thunk?

Thanks, Jim.

I never even gave it a thought.

Cosmoline
April 27, 2007, 11:27 PM
Norma calls them "Alaska" because they cost as much as the state did in adjusted dollars.

db_tanker
April 28, 2007, 04:08 PM
damn...and here I was thinking it was another wildcat mebbe based on the 348 Winchester that was stolen by the Japanese during WWII. :cool:


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atblis
April 28, 2007, 06:56 PM
Probably refers to the bullet (if it's not a typo). 156 gr is heavy for a 6.5 so...big critters.

280PLUS
April 29, 2007, 08:55 AM
Thanks folks! Wished I thunked a google too. It's more fun to ask anyways...

:D

Just FYI, I haven't shot any of the Norma's 6.5 Jap but I have of the PCI (sucks) and Hornaday (very good).

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