6,5 - 284 Norma

Norma Oryx 156 gr
Weight
10.1 g / 156 gr
Ballistic coefficient
0.348

Norma Oryx 156 gr

Norma Oryx 156 gr
Product number
#20165632

​​Velocity

V0 850 m/s 2790 f/s
V100 764 m/s 2531 f/s
V200 683 m/s 2287 f/s
V300 607 m/s 2056 f/s

Energy

E0 3650 J 2697 ft.-lb.
E100 2949 J 2220 ft.-lb.
E200 2359 J 1812 ft.-lb.
E300 1864 J 1465 ft.-lb.

Winddrift

100 m 100 yds 33 mm 0.9 in
200 m 200 yds 136 mm 4 in
300 m 300 yds 324 mm 9.4 in

Winddrift in mm for a 5 m/s cross wind

Winddrift in inches for a 10 m.p.h cross wind

Zero range, meters

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X meter. For sights 40mm above bore

50 m 80 m 100 m 150 m 200 m 300 m
80 -4 -5 -49 -140 -485
100 -1 4 -41 -129 -469
150 13 26 27 -74 -387
200 31 56 64 56 -276

Sighting distance in yards

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X yards. For sights 1,6 inch above bore

50 yds 100 yds 150 yds 200 yds 300 yds
50 0.4 -0.6 -3.1 -13.3
100 -0.2 -1.2 -3.8 -14.4
150 0.2 0.8 -2.3 -12
200 0.8 1.9 1.7 -8.6

6,5 - 284 Norma

This wildcat was probably first made shortly after the introduction of the .284 Winchester in 1963. Due to the enormous popularity of the 6,5 mm caliber in Europe the 6,5-.284 was made into a factory round by Norma of Sweden in 2001 - only a year after they marketed the first cases for reloading. During its many years as a wildcat it gained a well-deserved reputation of being a very accurate cartridge combining a moderate recoil and muzzle blast with the outstanding long range and penetration potential of the long .264” bullets of 140 grains or more.

Most of the rifles in 6,5-.284 Norma are used for target shooting, but it is gaining popularity as a long range hunting and varmint cartridge too. The 6,5-.284 Norma will do everything the 6,5x55 Swedish will do - a 100 yards further out. Since its introduction it has been tried out on hunts for mountain game in Asia, Europe and North America. On a recent hunt in Iran the 6,5x284 Norma was tested and proved capable of making an instant kill on an Transcaspian Urial ram at a distances exceeding 350 yards. One year earlier in the Sierra Gredos range near Madrid the same thing had happened to a Spanish Ibex, who presented a broadside shot at approximately 300 yards. The relatively small diameter of the 6,5 mm bullets is fully compensated by the deep penetration these long and slender projectiles always delivers. A huge Iranian wild boar standing broadside at 80 yards was effectively killed by a 140 grain bullet that went all the way through both shoulders. The animal ran less than 30 yards before collapsing - and turned out to weigh close to 600 pounds. Whether you are a varmint hunter, sensitive to recoil or preferring a lightweight mountain rifle you’ll have to struggle hard to find a better and more versatile choice of caliber than the 6,5-.284 Norma.