|Bullet Weight||250 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point Boat Tail (HP-BT)|
|Use Type||Match Shooting|
|Ammo Caliber||.338 Lapua Magnum|
|Primer Type||Large Rifle Magnum|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2,822|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||4,419|
|Cost Per Round||$4.95 per round|
Norma is a Swedish company that started making military grade ammunition in the early 20th century and eventually moved on to specialize in crafting rounds for international sportsmen who were hunting the African plains. By using over 100 years of experience and feedback from European, African, and American competitors and hunters, Norma has constantly improved their product recipes and has become one of the largest suppliers of premium ammunition in the world.
Norma chose the Sierra MatchKing bullet for this load because of its record-setting accuracy and ballistics. The boat tail is an inward slope that surrounds the base of the bullet and works to reduce drag during flight. Unlike hunting or self-defense ammunition, the hollow-point on these bullets is a byproduct from the process Sierra uses to create the strongest, most consistent jacket in order to ensure every round is made as perfectly as possible. While this has an extremely positive effect on accuracy, Sierra does not recommend this type of bullet for hunting since expansion is not as reliable as purpose-made hunting rounds and Norma echoes this by placing these rounds in their Match line.
These rounds leave the muzzle at 2,822 feet per second and where they hold 4,419 foot-pounds of energy.