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Old 06-09-2014, 11:02 PM
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.300 Norma magnum for hunting??

Does anyone here use the new .300 Norma mag for hunting?

That cartridge seems to have great potential for accuracy, not to mention a bit flatter trajectory than my beloved .300 Win mag.

I think I'd like a rifle in that cartridge with a 1:9 twist for the heavier bullets. Maybe even get a bit more distance before it goes trans-sonic.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:26 AM
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Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

The 300 norma is an awesome hunting round combined with a 230 grain berger your talking bad medicine for critters.

I had a snowy mtn rifles 300 norma for awhile and it was super accurate and awesome to shoot. Unfortunately a fella going through our shooting class fell in love with it and made me an offer I couldn't refuse I really think that for hunting it is an awesome choice.
There is a great article on the round here http://www.accuracy1stdg.com/content/docs/Binder7.pdf


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Old 06-12-2014, 10:46 AM
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Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

Like having a 300rum that fits large bullets in a magazine and uses less powder not to mention more efficient. Id say one would be correct to call it a good hunting caliber.
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Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

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The 300 norma is an awesome hunting round combined with a 230 grain berger your talking bad medicine for critters.

I had a snowy mtn rifles 300 norma for awhile and it was super accurate and awesome to shoot. Unfortunately a fella going through our shooting class fell in love with it and made me an offer I couldn't refuse I really think that for hunting it is an awesome choice.
There is a great article on the round here http://www.accuracy1stdg.com/content/docs/Binder7.pdf


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Interesting read, thanks.
I really want one now. Either .300 or necked to 7mm.
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Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

You'd probably do better with a .308 Winchester or a 30/06!
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Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

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You'd probably do better with a .308 Winchester or a 30/06!
Isn't that like recommending a pen knife to someone who's looking for a new chainsaw?
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:06 AM
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Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

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You'd probably do better with a .308 Winchester or a 30/06!

No offense but.... that statement is a load of bs

there is absolutely no comparison , the 308 Win and '06 are great cartridges but pale in performance at any range

it's like comparing the 45 ACP to the 454 Casull
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