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30-338 WM or 300 WM? Which would you choose?

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:19 PM
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Re: 30-338 WM or 300 WM? Which would you choose?

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If you can find some new cases, you might want to give some consideration to a 308 Norma Magnum.
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Re: 30-338 WM or 300 WM? Which would you choose?

IEdd,

I've looked at the 308 Norma Mag. It's basically the same round as the 30-338 but slightly longer than the 30-338.

Only brass I've seen locally is some used brass. Haven't checked on reloading dies for the 308 Norma Mag, but RCBS has the 30-338 WM dies and I can get them readily.

I actually prefer the 30-338 over the other two (300WM, 308NM) for personal reasons that really have nothing to do with the performance of either round.

One reason for the 30-338 is it has the smallest case capacity of the three. And since I may be doing this one in a short barrel (16.5") for my single shot handgun, I think it would be better suited for that application.

Another option is to rebarrel my Abolt, but don't really want to do that since it shoots pretty good as it is. If I were to rebarrel this to 30-338, the existing Browning 7RM magazine would work nicely since there is a shoulder in the magazine that corresponds to the shoulder of the 7RM/30-338 case. Simple and easy with no magazine modifications or other magazine needed.

Gonna take a couple more days to decide before I ship out the blank I got from you, Edd.

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IEdd,

I've looked at the 308 Norma Mag. It's basically the same round as the 30-338 but slightly longer than the 30-338.

Only brass I've seen locally is some used brass. Haven't checked on reloading dies for the 308 Norma Mag, but RCBS has the 30-338 WM dies and I can get them readily.

I actually prefer the 30-338 over the other two (300WM, 308NM) for personal reasons that really have nothing to do with the performance of either round.

One reason for the 30-338 is it has the smallest case capacity of the three. And since I may be doing this one in a short barrel (16.5") for my single shot handgun, I think it would be better suited for that application.

Another option is to rebarrel my Abolt, but don't really want to do that since it shoots pretty good as it is. If I were to rebarrel this to 30-338, the existing Browning 7RM magazine would work nicely since there is a shoulder in the magazine that corresponds to the shoulder of the 7RM/30-338 case. Simple and easy with no magazine modifications or other magazine needed.

Gonna take a couple more days to decide before I ship out the blank I got from you, Edd.

Regards
Rog
you can get new cases from Norma, and the dies are standard with most of the better companys. The longer neck is superior, and the Norma case seems to handle heavier and longer bullets better than the Win mag
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you can get new cases from Norma, and the dies are standard with most of the better companys. The longer neck is superior, and the Norma case seems to handle heavier and longer bullets better than the Win mag
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Got a question how do you rate the Norma 300 mag brass? I'm not looking for a debate just honest answer. thanks
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I actually prefer the 30-338 over the other two (300WM, 308NM) for personal reasons that really have nothing to do with the performance of either round.
I take it that you've answered your own question then.
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I take it that you've answered your own question then.
Feenix, I probably have.

If I do a long gun (rifle), I'm most likely gonna do the 30-338, although the 300 WM runs a close second.

If I do a 16.5" bbl for my single shot handgun, it'll likely be the 30-338 as well.

For some reason, and its not logical, I'm simply not enamored with the 308 Norma Mag, even though the 3 rounds are virtually peas in a pod.

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I doubt the accuracy difference will be noticeable to the average long range shooter/ hunter. But the velocity using the larger bullet offerings might. My first group at 1007 yards with my 300 win using the new 215 Berger hybrid was under 4". The first 100 yard group with them during load work up was a 3 shots into one ragged hole. I have since taken antelope at 805, 1005 and another at 1285 yards all one shot kills. Also busted a rock cold bore one shot at 1465 yards. I may be a little biased but for me to believe the 300 win gives up any long range accuracy I will have to go out and we will shoot together.

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If you don't mind my asking sir, what load were you using to pop that big Berger out over that beautiful Montana landscape?

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