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Re: 338 Norma Mag / Med. Weight Hunter

[QUOTE=Mike 338;713990]I hear stories of Lapua's getting 3 reloads and the brass is done. How many are you getting on the Norma's?[/]

Never heard that before. Times that by 2 or 3 and you will have a true story.
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I hear stories of Lapua's getting 3 reloads and the brass is done. How many are you getting on the Norma's?[/]

Never heard that before. Times that by 2 or 3 and you will have a true story.
When I mentioned Lapua, I was speaking of the 338 Lapua. Some People reporting short case life due to loose primer pockets. Just something I read somewhere. It seems that even 10 reloads isn't very many. I'm used to 15 to 20 or more reloads so I thought I would ask.

Here's another question. I've never used a brake. Seems not to make sense when moving through timber. So do those of you who use a brake, put you plugs in before the shot or wear them all the time?
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When I mentioned Lapua, I was speaking of the 338 Lapua. Some People reporting short case life due to loose primer pockets. Just something I read somewhere. It seems that even 10 reloads isn't very many. I'm used to 15 to 20 or more reloads so I thought I would ask.

Here's another question. I've never used a brake. Seems not to make sense when moving through timber. So do those of you who use a brake, put you plugs in before the shot or wear them all the time?

What do you plan on using the rifle for? as you can see most use a 28- 30" barrel except for Normas that run a 26 as standard. Moving through the timber? too long with brake or too loud?

These are most often ambush rifles, I am of the belief if you have enought time to set up for a long range shot you have enough time to toss in some plugs.
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What do you plan on using the rifle for? as you can see most use a 28- 30" barrel except for Normas that run a 26 as standard. Moving through the timber? too long with brake or too loud?

These are most often ambush rifles, I am of the belief if you have enought time to set up for a long range shot you have enough time to toss in some plugs.
To loud.

I'll use it as an all around hunting rifle. Not a brush buster but it's common enough to bump an animal @ 75 yards as spot one at 700. Open country is different with lots of time to set up. Basically, I don't want to choose between taking a snap shot at a an animal or loose my hearing.
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Mike 338,

I know exactly what you are saying !, I was set up to shoot moose at 800 yards but shot one at 30 yards instead, the shot was taken due to it being the last evening on the last day of the hunting trip then it was back to work.....

the muzzle brakes are loud, some are worse than others, just wear ear protection at the bench and don't worry too much about it in the field, one shot won't permanently damage your hearing, I don't ever remember hearing the bang when shooting at game
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When I mentioned Lapua, I was speaking of the 338 Lapua. Some People reporting short case life due to loose primer pockets. Just something I read somewhere. It seems that even 10 reloads isn't very many. I'm used to 15 to 20 or more reloads so I thought I would ask.

Here's another question. I've never used a brake. Seems not to make sense when moving through timber. So do those of you who use a brake, put you plugs in before the shot or wear them all the time?
Anytime I'm hunting I wear the Peltor electronic ear muffs for hearing protection and so I can here deer walking up on me when I hunt from a treestand in the woods.
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Anytime I'm hunting I wear the Peltor electronic ear muffs for hearing protection and so I can here deer walking up on me when I hunt from a treestand in the woods.
That makes sense for that type of hunting but no tree stands here. I can't even get a stocking cap to stay on for looking straight up and down all day. It's just that over the years, I believe I've spotted as many animals with my ears as eyes. I'd hear a stone roll or a far off thump. Those faint noises are easy to dismiss but I don't dismiss them anymore. Something made them. Sometimes it's just the wind but many times not. That's why I don't want to wear ear protection. I think I'd go to a less powerful rifle before I plugged my ears all day.
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