Dedicated to Performance: Norma’s Newest Offerings For Hunting, Defense, and Competition

Norma has been in the business of making ammunition for 117 years and they continue to innovate by providing shooters the very best in ammunition and components. This year Norma rolled out several new product lines dedicated to hunting, self-defense, and target shooting.

The BONDSTRIKE Extreme long range hunting bullet offers a high ballistic coefficient, exceptional accuracy, and a tough bonded construction for enhanced terminal performance on game at nearly any distance.

The bonded construction helps improve weight retention and penetration while the polymer tip and boat tail configuration make it slippery through the hair. According to Norma’s product literature the G1 BC on the .30 caliber 180 gr. BONDSTRIKE bullet is .615, which is very good for a .30 caliber bullet of that weight.

Due to the advanced construction of these bullets they retain their weight on impact with the target and offer improved weight retention at longer distances compared to similar offerings. Right now Norma is offering factory ammunition loaded with the BONDSTRIKE bullets in .308 Win, .30-06, .300 WM, .300 WSM, and .300 RUM. Prices for the factory-loaded ammunition starts at $44.38.

For those looking for the ultimate in self-defense ammunition, look no further than the new 9mm Luger Monolithic Hollow Point (MHP) ammo.

The MHP bullets are made from a monolithic copper construction that is designed to feed reliably in pistols and pistol-caliber carbines. This monolithic construction is going to offer some huge advantages to the shooter and according to Norma, it’s guaranteed to expand regardless of the barrel length. This is a really big deal because some types of ammunition will not expand reliably from short, sub-compact CCW pistols. With a bullet weight of 108 grains you can be sure that the recoil won’t be punishing, which could make it a very good option for smaller stature shooters. MSRP is $22.48 per box.

Competition and target shooters shouldn’t feel left out either as Norma is offering them the Hexagon and Envy lines of ammunition that are sure to give you an edge when going for ultimate accuracy. The Hexagon line carries both 9mm and .357 Magnum cartridges loaded with a jacketed hollow point bullet designed for better aerodynamics and performance.

A special blend of propellants gives each cartridge consistent muzzle velocities and the ability to print 1-inch groups at 25 yards without even trying. A 50-round box of Norma Hexagon will set you back $20.16. The Envy line of match grade ammunition is optimized for the pistol caliber carbines that have become immensely popular in action shooting competition. Holding the rounds to tighter tolerances during manufacturing means better performance down range and Norma claims that Envy is good for 1 inch at 50 yards from a PCC. Not only that but the price for a 50-round box of Envy is just $13.01.

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About the author: Ian Kenney Ian is a lifelong firearms enthusiast and veteran of the Global War on Terror. For over a decade, he has been actively competing in precision rifle and action shooting competitions. Ian has also contributed to multiple online publications, covering general firearms topics, precision rifles, and helping to improve the skills of shooters.

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