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  • 6.5mm-284 Norma 130 Grain Berger VLD-Hunting- When Winchester released the .284 Winchester in 1963, primarily for hunting, many competitive target shooters saw great potential in both the primary design and as a parent design for wildcatting. The .284 case was short but wide and in comparison to the .30-06 length cartridges, enabled shooters to experiment with a different shaped powder column with hopefully excellent, or at the least, interesting internal ballistics. The .284 was able to fire a 162 grain bullet between 2950 and 3050fps from a 30″ target barrel however the choice of target bullets available for 7mm users during the 1960’s was rather poor.

    When wildcatters necked the .284 case down to 6.5 during the late 1960’s, the resulting 6.5-284 cartridge was able to fire a high BC 140 grain bullet at similar velocities to the parent .284 but with much lower recoil. With advances in 6.5 caliber bullet design and a growing understanding of suitable reloading techniques, the 6.5-284 steadily gained popularity. The wildcat produced excellent results in 1000 yard competition and eventually gained the attention of a number of hunters.

    In 1999, the Norma ammunition company of Sweden adopted the wildcat naming it the 6.5-284 Norma.

    Choice Ammunition has taken our 100% hand-loading techniques and produce an extremely accurate, highly dependable round for the 6.5mm-284 Norma in this load. Our loading tolerances are only matched by passionate hand-loaders in their own loading rooms. Consistent seating depths, powder charges and proprietary formulas of Choice Ammunition, make this 130 Grain Berger VLD-H round the best you can buy for this caliber on the commercial market today.

    The Bullet

    The Berger VLD Hunting bullet line features Very Low Drag (VLD) bullets that have the highest possible ballistic coefficient designed for 300 yards or more, the design incorporates a sharp nose that allows the bullet to penetrate 2″ to 3″ before it starts to expand. After the initial expansion, the bullet will shed between 40% and 85% of its weight as shrapnel into the surrounding tissue (internal organs). The combination between the shrapnel and the hydrostatic shock produces a massive wound cavity within the vital area that will be 13″ – 15″ long. This massive wound cavity results in the animal dropping fast since most go into shock after such a tremendous blow. Those animals that don’t go down immediately will soon succumb to blood pressure loss and/or organ failure producing a quick ethical kill.

    • Velocity 3,098 fps
    • 100% Hand Loaded
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    23 in stock (can be backordered)

  • 6.5mm-284 Norma 130 Grain Nosler AccuBond- When Winchester released the .284 Winchester in 1963, primarily for hunting, many competitive target shooters saw great potential in both the primary design and as a parent design for wildcatting. The .284 case was short but wide and in comparison to the .30-06 length cartridges, enabled shooters to experiment with a different shaped powder column with hopefully excellent, or at the least, interesting internal ballistics. The .284 was able to fire a 162 grain bullet between 2950 and 3050fps from a 30″ target barrel however the choice of target bullets available for 7mm users during the 1960’s was rather poor.

    When wildcatters necked the .284 case down to 6.5 during the late 1960’s, the resulting 6.5-284 cartridge was able to fire a high BC 140 grain bullet at similar velocities to the parent .284 but with much lower recoil. With advances in 6.5 caliber bullet design and a growing understanding of suitable reloading techniques, the 6.5-284 steadily gained popularity. The wildcat produced excellent results in 1000 yard competition and eventually gained the attention of a number of hunters.

    In 1999, the Norma ammunition company of Sweden adopted the wildcat naming it the 6.5-284 Norma.

    Choice Ammunition has taken our 100% hand-loading techniques and produce an extremely accurate, highly dependable round for the 6.5mm-284 Norma in this load. Our loading tolerances are only matched by passionate hand-loaders in their own loading rooms. Consistent seating depths, powder charges and proprietary formulas of Choice Ammunition, make this 130 Grain Nosler AccuBond round the best you can buy for this caliber on the commercial market today.

    The Bullet

    Through an exclusive bonding process that eliminates voids in the bullet core, AccuBond couples Nosler’s proven copper-alloy jacket with its special lead-alloy core. The result is a bullet that flies true, penetrates deep and retains its weight, without causing extensive barrel fouling. The unique white polymer tip resists deforming and initiates expansion on impact. Nosler’s Solid Base at the rear of the bullet acts as a platform for large diameter mushrooms.

    Through an exclusive bonding process that eliminates voids in the bullet core, AccuBond couples Nosler’s proven copper-alloy jacket with its special lead-alloy core. The result is a bullet that flies true, penetrates deep and retains its weight, without causing extensive barrel fouling. The unique white polymer tip resists deforming and initiates expansion on impact. Nosler’s Solid Base at the rear of the bullet acts as a platform for large diameter mushrooms.

    • Velocity 3,023 fps
    • 100% Hand Loaded
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    17 in stock (can be backordered)


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Thank you for visiting Choice Ammunition!Home of Premium Ammunition- 100% Hand-Loaded in Western Montana.

As you may know, the ammunition and firearms industry is experiencing unprecedented times beginning with COVID 19 coming from China in early 2020. Some talked of defunding police departments about the same time, even as riots and lawlessness raged on in our cities with unrest. We then saw a very contentious presidential campaign and ultimately- an inauguration of what could be a very unfriendly 2nd Amendment administration controlling both houses of Congress. For these reasons and more, we see demand at all time highs in the industry, in addition to mass shortages of components. I personally do not see things changing any time soon either...

With this, we are doing everything possible to hand-load and get products shipped in a timely manner, but we cannot simply turn machines up like others! Any back-orders on this website that we allow, we feel will ship in a reasonable period of time and we are averaging about 2-3 weeks presently. However, we are reliant on our suppliers to deliver components to us also, and that can unexpectedly be delayed on occasion. When this happens, it is possible to see 30-60 days, and sometimes more- to get ammunition sent out to you. Please know, all backorders will be filled at the price you purchased the ammunition for. If you find something elsewhere- we are happy to cancel any order.

We try to answer all office calls and prefer calls over emails or social media. We ask you to please refrain from calling or changing your order unless it is absolutely necessary- keeping in mind the time-frames I mentioned above. Every call we answer removes the focus on sourcing components and loading/shipping your ammunition!  We promise to get your order out as soon as we possibly can- yet, ask that you please understand this crazy market we are all in- if indeed you are delayed!

We do not believe in price gouging or increasing margins in a market such as this- and we will do everything possible to remain competitive with “factory” ammo, while providing our premium hand-loaded ammunition to the market. It does appear that prices may increase this year however, as there is much volatility in pricing for our brass, bullets, powder and primers.

Thank you for considering Choice Ammunition if you are a new customer- and thank you for another order if you are returning. We truly appreciate all of you and have built our business from going the extra mile with our products and for our customers!

Jon Wemple

President/CEO