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Old 07-08-2009, 07:40 PM
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308 norma mag

have a chance to do a little carpentry work for a interarms 308 norma mag. Anybody know what the book value is for one ? I know ammo is hard to come buy, but i think norma still makes factory brass. It looks ballistically equal to the 300 win but with a longer neck, which might be a good thing. Are they a accurate round ? how about interarms are they good shooters? It sure is a nice looking rifle.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:27 AM
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have a chance to do a little carpentry work for a interarms 308 norma mag. Anybody know what the book value is for one ? I know ammo is hard to come buy, but i think norma still makes factory brass. It looks ballistically equal to the 300 win but with a longer neck, which might be a good thing. Are they a accurate round ? how about interarms are they good shooters? It sure is a nice looking rifle.
The Interarms actions are very good.The barrels are like most factory barrels ,Some good Some
bad.so you will just have to hope it's a good one.

The 308 Norma mag is all most identical to the 30/338 Win, and load data Is the same.

They can be very accurate and a nice one should cost between $400.00 and $500.00
dollars.

They are worth more than that but they are not very popular and ammo is hard to find.

If you reload you can make your brass from 338 win mag (Easy).

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Old 07-09-2009, 04:54 AM
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thanks, J E CUSTOM

I knew it was based on a 338 win case , would it be as simple as neck sizing a 338 case ? guess i could look up the specs in Hornady manual.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:12 AM
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thanks, J E CUSTOM

I knew it was based on a 338 win case , would it be as simple as neck sizing a 338 case ? guess i could look up the specs in Hornady manual.
I think the 338 is closer to the Norma and would be easier to size and both would need to
be fire formed to the 308 NM.

When ever I use a different case to form the one I want I always try to size down to have
thicker neck wall if I can and then turn the necks for more uniform bullet grip.

If you can get the correct brass it is always best because of the extra work to convert one
type of brass to another. also the correct head stamp is easier to deal with.

It is a potent round and if the price is right would be a good allround hunting rifle.

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Re: 308 norma mag

I have this very same gun that i picked up a couple yrs back. i was able to buy brass and dies from midway i think. it has a very skinny little barrel and it heats up quick and starts shooting all over. i am tempted to get a premium barrel with a brake and screw on it in the same caliber as it seems a very accurate and potent round. with full power loads and a seven lb rifle it is the most wicked kicker i think i have ever shot! the action is very smooth and it has the best trigger i have ever felt on a mauser action. AJ
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I hunted with one for over 20 years and shot many big game animals with it.

The best reload I could come up with was an exact copy of the Norma factory loads = 75grs Norma MRP with their 180gr yellow ball tipped bullets (can't remember what thye are called right now) never shot over 3/4" @ 100 yards with that load.

This 180gr load from my 26" barrel gave an average of 3060fps.

Excellent do everything round and Graf & Son's is where I bought my factory Norma brass from.
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I have this very same gun that i picked up a couple yrs back. i was able to buy brass and dies from midway i think. it has a very skinny little barrel and it heats up quick and starts shooting all over. i am tempted to get a premium barrel with a brake and screw on it in the same caliber as it seems a very accurate and potent round. with full power loads and a seven lb rifle it is the most wicked kicker i think i have ever shot! the action is very smooth and it has the best trigger i have ever felt on a mauser action. AJ
With the 308 NM you can get buy without a break if you install a #6 contour barrel. (.750 at
the muzzle) or heaver er but anything lighter probably needs a break.

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