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Old 04-14-2012, 10:08 PM
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300 Norma Mag

Anyone have experience with the 300 Norma Mag

Surgeon is now building this rifle
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:10 PM
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Re: 300 Norma Mag

I have shot several & made 3 different Wildcats from it. I'll try & help with any specific questions you may have. The parent works very as is. I thought it was a very good substantial case to base a 7mmXR, 300XR & a 338XR off of. What has worked the best for me is Fed. 215M primers. Retumbo & N570 is your friend. I have not pushed the calibers very hard. They started shooting very well right off the bat so I just didn't search out a maximum load. The 7mmXR is 10.4" high at 100 yards will put you on @ 700 yards. The 300XR spits a Hornady 208 AMAX out at an avg. for 20 shots of 3157 fps. I don't remember what the 338XR does. I just shot it enough to see that it was going to be a shooter......it is.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:15 AM
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Re: 300 Norma Mag

Thanks for the info, I am excited about this new rifle as Surgeon builds a great gun.it sounds like you have great luck with Retumbo and N570, I have heard that from others.

The Norma brass is expensive but very high quality. What did you use for bullets.

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:55 AM
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Re: 300 Norma Mag

The only two bullets that I have tried are Hornady's 208 AMAX & Berger's 230gr. Hydrid. Excellent accuracy from both. I would shoot either or in a match. I'll try Lapua Scenar 155gr. in the near future. I plan to shoot all three in out 1000 yard matches by the end of the summer.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:59 AM
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Re: 300 Norma Mag

Hornady 225's shoot very well also. They and the Berger 230's will stay with the 338's at ELR.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:50 AM
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Re: 300 Norma Mag

Thanks, I will give Hornady a try. The long range shooting is interesting and challenging. We have been done a lot of shooting in the AZ desert, lots different western North Dakota.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:20 AM
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Re: 300 Norma Mag

I haven't built myself a 338 Lapua yet as I've had so many through here for testing. I'm about to and there will be an extra barrel, 300 Norma. I love big 30's for LR shooting.
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