Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

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Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#1 Postby Kakaduthunder » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:18 pm

I was wondering if anyone has tried Norma diamond line 130gr 6.5mm projectiles?

I am shooting a straight 260 mostly out to 500m in practical rifle matches. We shoot roughly 80 rounds a match and I like/need to practice, so I go through a few. I am sick of waiting for Bergers to come in to stock. These projies also seem to be very competitively priced. Does anyone have any experience?

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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#2 Postby JezL » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:20 am

as an alternative to Berger, Have you considered trying Copperheads? Ken makes 6.5mm VLD's in 140, 135 and 130gr. I have sample packs of all three and they have shot really well and last groups at 100y were one holer's !!! Help support an Aussie business ;-)
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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#3 Postby GSells » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:07 am

JezL wrote:as an alternative to Berger, Have you considered trying Copperheads? Ken makes 6.5mm VLD's in 140, 135 and 130gr. I have sample packs of all three and they have shot really well and last groups at 100y were one holer's !!! Help support an Aussie business ;-)

Silly question, but do the make 7 mm 180’s comparable to Berger vld/ hybrids?

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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#4 Postby Kakaduthunder » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:23 am

I wasn’t aware of this company. I just had a look at their website and it does appear that there are some very suitable choices. So that could be the supply problem solved. They are however pretty much the same price as the Berger unless Ken offers discounts for bulk buys? I am happy to buy a couple of thousand at a time if they work and are at the right price. I think I will drop Ken an email. I would still like to know about the Norma’s if anyone has some experience.

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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#5 Postby JezL » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:43 am

GSells wrote:
JezL wrote:as an alternative to Berger, Have you considered trying Copperheads? Ken makes 6.5mm VLD's in 140, 135 and 130gr. I have sample packs of all three and they have shot really well and last groups at 100y were one holer's !!! Help support an Aussie business ;-)

Silly question, but do the make 7 mm 180’s comparable to Berger vld/ hybrids?


Your best bet is to email Ken directly. I believe he makes up to 178gr in 7mm, according to his price list.
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Jez

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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#6 Postby JezL » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:46 am

Kakaduthunder wrote:I wasn’t aware of this company. I just had a look at their website and it does appear that there are some very suitable choices. So that could be the supply problem solved. They are however pretty much the same price as the Berger unless Ken offers discounts for bulk buys? I am happy to buy a couple of thousand at a time if they work and are at the right price. I think I will drop Ken an email. I would still like to know about the Norma’s if anyone has some experience.


Prices are comparable / same as Berger. Buying in bulk is best bet to save on postage. Drop Ken an email, Has been great to deal with!
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Jez

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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#7 Postby pigdog » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:58 am

I wasn't aware of these copper head 6.5's either just had a look might give some a try. Interestingly the copper head 140 hybrid is much lower bc than the copperhead 140 vld (opposite with berger the 140 hybrid slightly higher BC than the 140 berger vld).

I was looking into the norma golden targets as well looks like you can only buy a box of 500 they are a good price like you say I read reports some saying they were a bit fussy. I ended up getting a bunch of 139 scenars. Also waiting for 140 berger hybrids but these copperheads look like a possible alternative.

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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#8 Postby Kakaduthunder » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:42 am

Ken got back to me and is going to send some samples. I’ll let you know how they go.

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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#9 Postby pigdog » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:54 pm

thanks mate would love to hear about these, Jezl you got any measurements oal and base to ogive of the 140 VLD by any chance? Anyone else used these got any reports?

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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#10 Postby JezL » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:15 pm

I don't have those measurements on hand sorry. If you contacted Ken i'm sure he can let you know.
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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#11 Postby BRETT B » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:17 pm

Norma 130 Diamond have shot as good as any I have put through a 6.5mm. Very uniform and the 130 is the same length as a 140 Berger Hybrid..
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Re: Norma 6.5mm 130 gr diamond line

#12 Postby Old Trev-39 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:32 pm

Earlier in the year Ken sent me samples of his new 135 & 140 gr. V.L.D. projectiles. I shot them in my 6.5 x 55Rogue in F open and they shot very well. I shot both with my standard load I use with the Lapua 139's. I thought the 140's shot a little better than the 135's but I put that down to no load development for them.


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