Prairie Dogs and Norma Components

At the end of May I was invited to attend a prairie dog shoot in Northern Wyoming, near Devil’s Tower.  Norma was the host for this event and much of the powder burned and other components were supplied by Norma.

Shots were available at just about any range you want.  One pair of shooters were there specifically to shoot long range they were concentrating on the dogs over 500 yards.  The longest confirmed hit was over 1200 yards (don’t laugh, it took a lot of shots to walk that one in.)  The equipment that these boys used is highly specialized.

One of the guns we shot on the hunt was a 6BR Norma.  The Norma designation refers to the specifications of the chamber that are designed for use with Norma Brass.  They clearly are capable of good accuracy.  Richard Folsland is the Reloading Editor for Gun World Magazine, this was his 6mm Norma BR rifle.  He showed us some groups from is load development, ranging from .287″ to .452″ with an average of a little under .400″.

The rifle is a Remington 700 left hand in an HS Precision Stock, McGowen Precision Barrel LLC provided the barrel for this custom rifle.  It was put together as a varmint rifle rather than a BR competition gun, yet it was easily minute of ground squirel out to at least 300 yards.

If you would like to read more about this gun, check out the Novemer 2009, Gun World Magazine.

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