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I recently came into a large batch of norma 6.5 italian ammo, some of it is 154 gr Alaskan SP, and some is 139 gr sptizer SP.

I know I've heard privi partizan is too small to be really accurate, and hornady is about right, but what about norma? Has anyone checked its diameter and can clue me in?


Rifle I'll be firing it out of is my new to me 1936 Cavelry Carbine.
 

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Norma bullets for 6.5mm calibers are .264" in diameter. You may find the lighter bullet in Norma ammo to be a bit inaccurate like the Privi.

The big LONG 156gr bullet may do just fine. That much bearing surface tends to make up for that "perfict fit" in a .268" or so bore.
 

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Norma cases have an incorrect profile of the extractor groove, which causes occasional jams. Accuracy is comprable to other .264 bullets which are frequently slightly undersized: occasionally very good, most often just OK, depending on your expectations.
 
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