Peterson Cartridge introduces 6.5-284 Norma
Pittsburgh, PA (September 1, 2020) – Peterson Cartridge Co. of Pittsburgh, PA today announced the addition of 6.5-284 Norma to its growing family of rifle casing calibers.
Introduced by Norma in 1999, the 6.5-284 Norma is a standardized version of a concept that gunsmiths and wildcat fans have been doing for years. The story began in 1963, when Winchester introduced a new rebated head cartridge that combined the case head of a .30-06 sized cartridge with the fatter body of a belted magnum, resulting in a short action powerhouse known as the .284 Winchester. Soon thereafter wildcatters began to use it as a blank canvas to create several new cartridges over the next few decades. It wasn’t until 1999 when Norma submitted a 6.5 mm version with a 35-degree shoulder and an overall case length of 2.170” that the 6.5-284 became readily available. It quickly became a favorite among long-range shooters due to a combination of case capacity, accuracy, and comparatively low recoil.
“We decided to develop the tooling to produce the 6.5-284 Norma based on the success and popularity of that cartridge in the 600 and 1,000-yard Benchrest and F Class communities” Peterson Cartridge president Derek Peterson said. “We want to provide our customers more options in our lineup of long-range cartridges and the 6.5-284 is a logical choice for those who want to launch high B.C. 6.5mm bullets at speeds in excess of 2,900 fps.”
About Peterson Cartridge
Peterson Cartridge is a family-owned, American manufacturer of match-grade, brass rifle casings and loaded ammunition that is among the most precise and consistent on the market, delivering discerning long-distance shooters sub-MOA accuracy. For more information on Peterson Cartridge or to purchase its match-grade brass casings, or loaded ammunition, visit www.petersoncartridge.com.