- May 18, 2022
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- South Africa (Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape - Kalahari), Botswana, Canada
Not factory loaded with those grain bullets, but 280 grains with Swift, 275, and 310 grains with Woodleighs are available for the 358 Norma Magnum to be hand loaded. The 358 Norma is the perfect caliber rifle for hand loaders...with ease, it reaches the magic 5,400 Joules (minimum for dangerous game in Africa in some countries), for each grain bullet you hand load, whether it is the 225, 250, 280, or 310 grainers.....and recoil is way lesser than with any 375. Seems you and I are on the same page with the 35's, Bob!@ Norma USA
A properly loaded Whelen idont far behind the 358 Norma. The 358 Norma is a bit better tho
A,250 grain at 2,700fps out of the Whelen handles everything I've hunted.
It's a pity the Norma isn't loaded with heavier 275 and 310 grainers.
That would make it even better.