.358 Norma Magnum

 
.358 Norma Magnum
 
 

When Normaintroduced the .358 Magnum in 1959, it was the first commercially loaded .35 caliber magnum made available to American hunters since the .35 Newton had bit the dust in the late 1920's. The .358 Norma Magnum is an extremely powerful cartridge with ballistics quite close to that of the famed .375 H&H; Magnum. Had Winchester not introduced its .338 Magnumin 1958, the .358 Norma might now be one of our more popular cartridges. Although the .358 Norma Magnum is a bit much for hunting deer size game, the 200 grain Hornadyand Remingtonspire points, and the 225 grain bullets available from Noslerand Sierraare good choices for this purpose. For all around use on moose and elk, the Speerand Hornady250 grain bullets are better medicine. As a brown bear cartridge, the big .358 is probably seen at its best when loaded with the Nosler225 grain Partition, the Speer250 grain African Grand Slam, or the BarnesX-Bullet in its heaviest weight. H4350 is an excellent .358 Magnum powder, as are H414, Reloader-19, W-760, and IMR-4350. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

   
Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:  

 
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ID: Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:  
310 grs
woodleigh
n160
250 grs
Norma SP ORYX
Norma 203-B
250 grs
Speer spitzer
IMR 4350
225 grs
Nosler Accubond
Hodgdon BLC-2
275 grs
barnes orginal
H4350
250 grs
Swift A Frame
IMR 4350
250 grs
Norma ORYX SP
Norma URP
225 grs
sierra game king
IMR 4350
225 grs
225 Sierra
RL-17
250 grs
Nosler partition
H414
200 grs
Barnes TTSX
H4895