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September 8th, 2021

Norma Ammo Now Available Direct from NormaShooting.com

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Good news for rimfire and centerfire shooters. Norma is now selling ammunition direct through its website at very competitive prices. What’s more you get FREE Shipping on all orders over $50, plus free insurance with all orders. A wide variety of ammunition is available now at NormaShooting.com. Norma states that Norma ammunition’s official online store, NormaShooting.com has both centerfire and rimfire ammunition “in stock, ready to ship” and “whether you need ammunition for target practice, hunting purposes or defensive measures, there is plenty of ammo for sale at Norma Shooting.”

Here are examples of current Norma ammo deals, in stock as of 9:00 am ET on September 8, 2021:

Norma 9mm Luger, 124gr FMJ, $19.99/50 rounds (Range and Training Ammo)
Norma TAC-22 Rimfire Ammunition, .22 LR 40gr, $79.99/500 rounds ($7.99/box or $0.16/rd)
Norma Whitetail 6.5 Creedmoor 140gr Softpoint, $29.99/20rds (Hunting Ammo)
.30-06 Springfield 150gr Softpoint, $31.99/20 rds (Hunting Ammo)

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The Norma TAC-22 rimfire ammunition is very good. Here is an example of accuracy with a lot from 2017. Photo from Champion Shooters Supply. Groups shot with Anschutz 1913 match rifle at 50 yards.

Norma Tac-22 ammunition .22 LR Champion shooter supply

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March 15th, 2019

Barrett MRAD Selected as USSOCOM Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR)

Barrett Mfg MRAD U.S. SOCOM AST Advanced Sniper Rifle .308 Win 7.62x51 .300 Norma Magnum .338 Norma Magnum

Barrett Firearms Manufacturing(Barrett) has been awarded the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) ASR (Advanced Sniper Rifle) contract for with its MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) rifle system. The SOCOM ASR contract is worth nearly fifty million dollars. The ASR contract was announced by the U.S. Dept. of Defense on March 11, 2019.

Barrett Mfg MRAD U.S. SOCOM AST Advanced Sniper Rifle .308 Win 7.62x51 .300 Norma Magnum .338 Norma Magnum

Guns.com reports: “The $49.9 million five-year, indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract announcement is slim on details other than that is for the ASR program. The program itself was identified in SOCOM’s FY19 budget justification book as part of an effort to continue ‘development of enhanced capabilities to improve performance’ of ‘individual sniper weapons to engage out to 1500 meters’.” A key requirement was the ability to shooter multiple calibers and cartridge types.

USSOCOM announced in 2016 it needed a modular, multi-caliber bolt action sniper rifle capable of converting between 7.62x51mm, .300 Norma Magnum (NM) and .338 Norma Magnum (NM). The gun needed to be able to change barrels easily in the field with minimal tools. The Barrett MRAD is designed with precision and modularity in mind. As produced for SOCOM, the MRAD will be designated the Mk21. The new MK21 MRADs will be built at Barrett’s Christiana, Tennessee factory, with production to be completed by March 2024.

Barrett Mfg MRAD U.S. SOCOM AST Advanced Sniper Rifle .308 Win 7.62x51 .300 Norma Magnum .338 Norma Magnum

Interestingly, this is the first time in U.S. history that both a father and son have designed an official military-commissioned rifle system. Father Ronnie Barrett developed the successful .50-Caliber M107 and now son Chris Barrett has succeeded with the Mk21 MRAD.

“This feels like the highest honor I could ever achieve professionally — to have a rifle adopted by the U.S. military, and especially USSOCOM,” said Chris Barrett. Father Ronnie Barrett added: “I remember Chris telling me that ‘this is what all precision rifles will look like one day!’ and he was right. However, aesthetics is not all that makes this rifle. As his development persisted, he was able to achieve more than I ever thought possible. I genuinely believe this is the most accurate [multi-caliber sniper] rifle in the world.”

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