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Old 05-23-2013, 06:51 PM
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Big fan of the 308 Norma mag. Efficient, accurate and can push the med heavy weights 3000+. Norma factory brass or make it out of 300 Win mag....trim .060

Hart action / 30" barrel, 2" Unertl......still shoots good and has well over 1500 rounds through the barrel.

Reformed Hornady 300 mag brass and 200gr SMK's at 3050...100yds

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308 norma... Very underrated
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:17 PM
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308 norma... Very underrated
I dont see any gain over the .300win. Am I missing something? Id like to have a 30 cal that I could reload for that would actually save me some money rather than buying factory ammo. I know that reloading is more about accuracy than it is cost, but if I could have my cake and eat it too Id be a happy camper
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I dont see any gain over the .300win. Am I missing something? Id like to have a 30 cal that I could reload for that would actually save me some money rather than buying factory ammo. I know that reloading is more about accuracy than it is cost, but if I could have my cake and eat it too Id be a happy camper
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You will save money hand loading after you have good equipment to load with. Especially with a caliber with quality brass. The added accuracy and consistency is the icing on that cake.

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Old 05-23-2013, 07:25 PM
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Gain- if it is pure speed you are after then there is no gain.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:35 PM
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lol I hate to say you told me so Broz. But you told me so. This 30 cal decision is giving me a headache...
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:02 PM
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When the hell did brass get so expensive! (MidwayUsa Prices)(norma Brand)

.300 Norma per 20: $40.99
.300 wsm per 20: $38.99
.338 lapua per 20: 48.99

Why are alll the 300's more expensive than the .300win brass! Its the cheapest I have found.

This place has decent prices and fast shipping.....good to deal with

$36 for 300 norma /20
$25 308 norma mag

Norma Brass

Them big cases are expensive....lol
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:27 PM
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Re: my next 30 cal

Nice call bro!

I will probably be going with a .300 norma.

-- good brass
-- short case for a long action so I can seat the bullets out and still have a repeater
-- DECENT priced components for what I need (I dont need a .30-378wby)
-- More efficient than most of the longer cases (less powder for similar performance)
-- Beltless... doesnt matter all that much, but if I had a choice.. id go beltless
-- not terribly popular, so SOMEONE may have the components in stock!

Thanks for all the help guys. Any more advice and suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks for the patience as well.
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