New cartridges for 2021: new hunting and sporting ammunition from Norma – All data and prices

+++ June 2021 UPDATE +++ Two new Norma hunting loads in 6.5 Creedmoor - please watch our exclusive video:

Norma also added for 2021 two new hunting loads in 6.5 Creedmoor caliber. The first one features a 8.4 g/130 gr Scirocco bullet, the second a 9.27 g/143 gr Bondstrike bullet. Watch the video below.



Our live interview with Gunnar Petrikat on NORMA's new products:

The Swedish premium ammunition brand Norma was founded as early as 1902 and has a long tradition when it comes to hunting and sporting ammunition – both in Europe and in the USA. However, Norma will also be launching several new products in 2021. The company's already extensive range of hunting ammunition, in particular, is now being significantly expanded. But there are also exciting new developments in NORMA's match range. Here are the details, as well as information on when each variant will be available from retailers:

NORMA Bondstrike – A high-precision composite core bullet comes in three new calibers for 2021

Norma offers the Bondstrike
Norma offers the Bondstrike in three new calibers. Reloaders are also catered for.

Following the successful launch of the Norma Bondstrike bullet in .30 calibers two years ago, the Swedish manufacturer expandeds the offering to 6.5 mm calibers in 2020. The premium bullet was designed for the highest possible target ballistic effect even at very long ranges and features a very good BC value, great inherent accuracy and a higher residual weight than most hunting point bullets at long distances.

For 2021, three more loads of the hunting long-range product line will now follow for the 6.5 PRC (9.27 grams), 7mm Rem. Mag. and 7x64 calibers, with 10.7 g each. The new loads will be available starting in the third quarter of 2021. The calibers of the Norma Bondstrike available so far have already been tested by all4shooters.com.

Specs and prices for the new Norma Bondstrike calibers

Caliber  Weight   
Available as of
Pieces per package
MSRP*
7 mm.  Rem. Mag.
165 gr / 10.7 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20€ 99
7x64
165 gr / 10.7 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20€ 95
6.5 PRC
143 gr / 9.27 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20€ 89
The lead-free Norma Ecostrike
The lead-free Norma Ecostrike for medium-weight game.

Norma Ecostrike: lead-free, mass-stable hunting ammunition in new loads

Norma will also be supplying the market with six new Ecostrike lead-free all-round ammunition loads in the course of 2021. In terms of hunting effectiveness, ballistics and behavior in the game body, Ecostrike is similar to Norma's mass-stable Oryx, but copper and nickel are used instead of lead. With its residual weight of nearly 100 percent, the bullet provides high depth penetration and reliable stalking signs.


Specs and prices for the new Norma Ecostrike loads

Weight   
Available as of
Pieces per package   
MSRP*

.308 Win.
165 grains / 10.7 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021 
20€ 74
.30-06
165 grains / 10.7 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021
20€ 74
.300 Win.
165 grains / 10.7 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021
20€ 95
.300 WSM
165 grains / 10.7 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021
20
€ 99
.223 Rem
40 grains / 2.6 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20€ 55
.338 Win. Mag.
200 grains / 13 grams  
1st Quarter 2021 
20€ 112

Norma Evostrike: lead-free hunting ammo for light and medium game with particularly high stopping power

While the mass-stable Ecostrike is designed more for medium and heavy game, Norma is positioning the Evostrike as a lead-free pre-fragmented bullet for hunting light and medium game. This will be available in nine calibers during the first half of the year, including the 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5x55 SE precision calibers.

The other loads are available in .270 Win., 7 mm Rem. Mag., .308 Win., .30-06 Spring., .300 Win. Mag., 8x57 JS and 9.3x62. The Norma Evostrike achieves its high stopping power including reliable stalking signs by means of a dual bullet core made of tin with pre-fragmentation and a mass-stable rear core. 

Norma Evostrike cartridge
NORMA Evostrike - lead-free hunting ammunition. A partial fragmentation bullet especially designed for light and medium game. For 2021 there are 9 new loadis.

Specs and prices of the new Norma Evostrike loads

Caliber  
Weight
Available as of 
Pieces per package   
MSRP*
6,5x55 SE
93 grains / 6 grams1st Quarter 2021
20€ 83
.308 Win.
139 grains / 9 grams1st Quarter 2021
20€ 75
.30-06 Spring.
139 grains / 9 grams1st Quarter 2021
20€ 75
8x57 JS
139 grains / 9 grams1st Quarter 2021
20
€ 82
9.3x62
184 grains / 11.9 grams1st Quarter 2021
20€ 99
6.5 Creedmoor
93 grains / 6 grams
2nd Quarter 2021
20€ 79
.300 Win. Mag.
139 grains / 9 grams2nd Quarter 2021
20
€ 99
7 mm Rem. Mag.
127 grains / 8.2 grams2nd Quarter 2021
20
€ 99
.270 Win.
96 grains / 6.2 grams2nd Quarter 2021
20
€ 95

NORMA Tipstrike: seven new calibers in 2021. Particularly high shock effect thanks to classic expanding bullets

The Norma Tipstrike
The Norma Tipstrike scores with very high knock-down power, especially on driven hunts.

Bullets of the Tipstrike family are characterized by a very high shock effect, as the energy release occurs very quickly in the game body.  How this works can be seen very well on Norma's website.

The fast mushrooming bullets still exit thanks to a mechanical lockl between the bullet jacket and core – even with heavier game. This makes the Norma Tipstrike ideal for medium and large game, e.g. on driven hunts.

In the second quarter, the Norma Tipstrike will be available in seven additional calibers: 6.5x55 SE, 6.5 Creedmoor, 8x57 JS, 8x57 JRS, 8x68 S, 9.3x62, and 9.3x74 R.


Specs and prices for the new Norma Tipstrike calibers

Caliber  
Weight   
Available as of
Pieces per package   
MSRP*
9.3x62
255 grains / 16.5 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021 
20€ 79
9.3x74 R
255 grains / 16.5 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021 
20€ 93
8x57 JS
180 grains / 11.7 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021 
20€ 75
8x57 JRS
180 grains / 11.7 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021 
20
€ 79
8x68 S
180 grains / 11.7 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021 
20€ 108
6.5 Creedmoor
140 grains / 9.1 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021 
20€ 70
6.5x55 SE
140 grains / 9.1 grams 
2nd Quarter 2021 
20
€ 70

Completely new: Norma GTX bullets for Golden Target match cartridges

When it comes to BC value, Norma knows its stuff, as a glance at the Bondstrike reveals. In turn, the manufacturer has incorporated this expertise into its new Norma GTX match bullet. Thanks to its streamlined, boat-tailed design, the bullet is claimed to have outstanding ballistic properties for long-range and benchrest shooting. Its insensitivity to wind is also said to prove its worth in open-range competition.

The GTX bullet will also be used in Norma's Golden Target series from the third quarter of 2021. Its caliber lineup is made up of seven popular sports shooting loads from .223 Rem. to .308 Win. These also include the long-range 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 PRC calibers. The Golden Target shares the same design as Norma's Diamond Line, but is not molycoated A plus point of the Golden Target is also the favorable price-performance ratio. The Norma GTX is of course also available as a bullet for reloaders.

The new Norma GTX bullet
The new Norma GTX bullet, which will also be used in Norma Golden Target series.

Specs and prices for the new Norma Golden Target calibers

Caliber
Weight
Available as of
Pieces per package
MSRP*
.223 Rem.
69 grains / 4.5 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20€ 20
.308 Win.
155 grains / 10 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20€ 30
.308 Win.
168 grains / 10.9 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20€ 30
.308 Win.
175 grains / 11.3 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20
€ 33
6 mm Creedmoor
107 grains / 6.9 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20€ 34
6.5 Creedmoor
143 grains / 9.27 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20€ 69
6.5 PRC
143 grains / 9.27 grams 
3rd Quarter 2021 
20
€ 30

* Prices may vary depending on the country.

We will present the individual loadings, bullets and ammunition types from Norma in more detail at a later date.


You can find everything else about the new loads and bullets from Norma at the manufacturer's website.

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