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Old 08-03-2008, 10:18 AM
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338 lapua magnum

I saw this new cartridge at a Norma 2008 catalog.- it is going to have similar performance to a 338 lapua but in a standard long action size.

Anyone has any direct experience with this cartridge ?? Some at snipershide claim having shot it already and compare it to a 338 lapua.-


now at the end of the day, it doesnt seem it is going to be much different in performance to a 338 edge

Edit.- I wanted to call the thread 338 norma magnum- sorry for the confussion

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:37 AM
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why would you want that when you can build a 338 lapua on a long action remington?
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:00 PM
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I didnt say I want one, was just enquiring about the cartridge itself.-


If I see good opinions.... then yes I may want one
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:19 PM
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I saw this new cartridge at a Norma 2008 catalog.- it is going to have similar performance to a 338 lapua but in a standard long action size.

Anyone has any direct experience with this cartridge ?? Some at snipershide claim having shot it already and compare it to a 338 lapua.-


now at the end of the day, it doesnt seem it is going to be much different in performance to a 338 edge
The .338 Lapua and the .338 Lapua Magnum are the same cartridge.

They are basically a 1 mile gun, in the right hands.

I have one and they need a brake on them to get the recoil down to a manageable feeling. Mine feels like you are shooting an FN FAL.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:55 PM
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Theres alot of info on the .338 Norma Magnum on Snipers HIde. People testing the cartridge are claiming more speed with less powder. Sounds interesting.
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What case is the 338 Norma based on ?
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I believe it's based on the lapua case. Shortened and different shoulder angle.
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