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Old 05-28-2010, 08:18 PM
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I just found a few rounds of Norma 44 mag JSP ammo that has silver metal not copper jackets. Are these bullets special/valuable?
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:31 PM
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was also made in jhp configuration. don't know about value for individual rounds, but it is excellent ammo. quite warm too.
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:25 PM
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Put a magnet to them. I think Norma used nickeled steel jackets in early lots of .44 mag and Automag.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:07 PM
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I have about three boxes of the stuff as well as two boxes of 20 marked 'for carbine only'! This stuff dates back to early or mid-70's at the latest.
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:12 PM
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Yep, probably steel jacketed. Tough bullets, intended for really big game that needed a lot of penetrating. I shot a few boxes of their .44 Magnum in the mid 1970's, and yes it was stout stuff.
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They do have a steel jacket. If I remember correctly they are coated with a nickle alloy, quite commom with European rifle ammo as well.

In the 1960's I used the factory Norma ammo and reloaded their bullets as well in my Ruger 44 mag Carbine. I killed quite a few deer with those bullets. Never recovered one.
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:32 PM
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Norma used this steel jacket on their .44 Automag factory loads and early lots of 10mm ammo too.
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Saw an ad in the Nov-Dec 1971 Handloader #34 for Norma Tri-Clad bullets. They had a welded three layer jacket of gilding metal/soft Swedish steel/gilding metal to give controlled expansion on tough game. Stumbled on a few boxes in a friends estate sale. Haven't tried them yet. they look like nickel or silver.

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