So by all accounts I assume recoil and velocity would compare to a .300 weatherby or Win. Mag. Good to know so as I will not get a case of scope eye. Thanks for the load recipe. I do need to read some on for fire forming since I have never done it. Does Norma or anyone make brass gor it now.
Up until last month my best loads were with imr4350 and H4831 in 165,180 190 and 200gr bullets, mostly Sierra's, which I quit using just because I would consistently find the jacket and core separated in animals out to 500yds.
I stumbled onto a load with H1000 ,Berger 210's and standard primers. 2928fps from a 26" barrel and groups under 1/8" at times. If you want to shoot far 210's might be something to consider. Cliff
I used the sierra manual for my previous load. Although as posted using norma brass at sierras max load I was over pressure. I dropped down almost three grains from book max... no pressure signs and that was where my accuracy load was. Just looking for info with the heavies and norma brass. Using a no.3 contour bartlien barrel with a vais break for a lighter weight hunting rifle. accuracy load was easy to find with the nosler bt. seems to be a great round so far going to chamber a varmint contour barrel for the heavier bullets next.
I got a 308 Norma Mag in the 60s before Winchester come out with the 300 Winchester Mag cartridge. The 308 N M has a bit less powder capacity than the 300 WM cartridge case. Back then I developed an accurate reload using 165 grain bullets. I have used the 165 grain bullets to shoot pronghorn, mule deer, and elk. Some years ago I fired three shots to see if the rifle was still sited in and then fired three more rounds to take a pronghorn, mule deer, and elk.. It is a fine big game cartridges but has ben out sold by the 300 Win Mag.