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.300 Norma magnum for hunting??

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Unread 06-16-2014, 09:00 AM
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Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

Many years back the late PA gunsmith Howard Wolfe created a cartridge he could
use at Williamsport with a 30" barrel gun. He took the 378 wby. case and shortened
it. Other than a few shooters there and a few PA hunters it never became popular.
Ive had one built by Howard on a mark v action for quite a few years. I strictly use it for long range PA deer hunting.
About 3 years back a friend built a 300 Norma on a 700 action. We filled both cases with water and weighed them. There was only about 1 gr difference.
I use 98 gr retumbo in mine with a 190 smk. Thats a pretty hot load that i only use for hunting. Im sure there are better bullets now days but these do a good job on deer.
I wouldnt be all that excited about owning a 300 Norma on a standard boltface. If i were building one id opt for a larger bolt but thats just me.
As for what is and what isnt a hunting bullet, weve found over the years thats best decided by the animals.
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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!
    That there is some funny s%*t!!
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    Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

    Most accurate round I have ever shot. 1:10 does very well with 208s and 230 OTMs.
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    Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

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    Most accurate round I have ever shot. 1:10 does very well with 208s and 230 OTMs.

    I had not done any research on the 300 Norma. I have read through every post on this thread and apart from one silly one y'all have me wantin one now. Sounds like an excellent hunting cartridge to me.
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    Unread 06-19-2014, 06:09 PM
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    Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

    Wish I had more time to shoot it.
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    Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

    I am getting 3050fps with my 300RUM and a 230gr Berger Hybrid out of 28" Krieger barrel. Anyone have an idea what velo the 300Norma could push this bullet out of a 28" barrel?
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    Re: .300 Norma magnum for hunting??

    Around 2950 in the 28" tube. The improved version could match the rum pretty easy tho
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