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NORMA <<< what does this mean? 10mm Norma ex.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by baylorattorney, Mar 25, 2012.

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  1. baylorattorney

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    Is it the Swedish ammo company or what? Anyone?
     
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    Norma developed the 10mm cartridge, as I recall.

    The Glock rep who brought the newly imported G20 around for demo (back in 1990) provided Norma ammunition for us to use.
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    It is just the original name for the cartridge...common usage has shortened it to 10mm.

    It is just like how we have shortened, the .40 S&W or the .357 S&W Magnum to .40 and .357Mag
     
  5. RhinoDefense

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    Original name was the 10mm Norma. SAAMI in the USA adopted the cartridge name as 10mm Automatic.

    Think of 10mm Norma as the wildcat name and 10mm Automatic as the official "factory" name.

    Norma of Sweden developed the 10mm cartridge from cut down .30 Remington cases and bullets used for the 38-40 WCF cartridge (uses a .40 caliber bullet).
     
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    Well said guys..................:)
     
  7. The War Wagon

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    As I bought my S&W1006 in 1991, Norma was the BEST defensive ammo you could get back THEN!!! Their 175gr. JHP screamed along at 1240fps, with something like 650+ft.lbs of energy at the muzzle! :eek: :eek: :eek:

    If I still owned a 10mm, I'd buy every box of Norma ammo I ever came across, SIGHT UNSEEN. It was GREAT stuff!!!
     
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    I bought my Colt Delta Elite back in the early '80's when they first came on the market and the only ammo available then was the 10MM Norma ammo in 175 gr (Hornady came out with a 170 gr loading soon after). I still have 21/2 boxes of the hot Norma ammo for emergency use and it's not for sale. I haven't seen any of this old Norma ammo around for years but would buy it if I did.
     
  9. The Lone Haranguer

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    Norma has developed two rifle cartridges that I know of, .308 Norma Magnum and .358 Norma Magnum. Neither found a market for themselves.
     
  10. RhinoDefense

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    The .300 Winchester took over the .308 NM. The .358 for some reason never catches on more than a decade. .35 Remington, Whelen, and Winchester are the three that had a shot. It's a shame.
     
  11. 9mmepiphany

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    ...well, there is always the 6.5-284 Norma

    Plus they manufactured all the Weatherby ammo
     
  12. RhinoDefense

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    And all the Federal Premium rifle ammunition.
     
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