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Unread 08-10-2010, 08:58 PM
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338 norma Mag

I seen some info on sniperhide about a 338 norma mag. Its competes with lapua. It seem like a great round. Shorter, accurate, and fit in standard long actions

Anyone have this or has seen one of these??
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Unread 08-10-2010, 09:16 PM
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Re: 338 norma Mag

I am still playing with mine, but it easy to make it work with 300 gr slug. So far brass has been good. The only down side I found is there is a lot less data out for it, but quick load helps with loading data.
Jason Rigby

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Unread 08-10-2010, 10:37 PM
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Re: 338 norma Mag

Read this review 338 Norma Review

A few guys on here have wildcatted it. 300 Jazz and 284 Jazz are the names. 308 Nate has made a few for people.

The 338 Norma certainly looks like a good package.

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Unread 08-16-2010, 08:08 PM
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Re: 338 norma Mag

Great caliber. 300gr SMK @ 2750fps out of a 26" barrel. Excellent brass life, as good as Lapua brass, I guarantee it. Also fits in a standard magbox.
What's not to like about that!
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Unread 08-18-2010, 12:34 PM
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Re: 338 norma Mag

I continue to consider it as my next rifle (my 277AM has the Lapua bolt face). My only concern continues to be the availability of their brass. It is hard - and sometimes - impossible to find. To my mind, if Norma wants to promote this new round, they need to do a much better job of getting their brass out there to the public. 338 Lapua brass is usually in stock at no less than 10 retailers on the internet. 338 Norma only has 3-4 souces that I have been able to find - and they are almost always out of stock. Even gunsmiths that have the reamer will only part with a 100 pieces of 338 Norma to get you started. All this tells me that supply is not caught up with demand yet. Although I would like to try this new round, I will take a wait and see approach. If things don't improve drastically in terms a brass availability, I will go with the 338 Lapua.
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Unread 08-18-2010, 12:56 PM
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Re: 338 norma Mag

Midway has 500 and 100 count boxes that are showing available. I'm really considering the 338 Norma for a build also so getting components is key, hate to build it and not shoot it!
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Unread 09-06-2010, 09:01 PM
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Re: 338 norma Mag

Originally Posted by dirtboy View Post
fit in standard long actions
Like, I have a standard Rem 700 action that came originally in 30-06. Can this 338 Norma Mag be built off my action? Obviously I'd need a different bolt, but what about the action in general?
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