Last November I took two ".338 Norma's" to the Sniper Competition at Ft. Benning where they were displayed and shot by the Cadre and everyone else that had an interest in them. The one that everyone appeared to covet the most, including myself, in this one:
It had a 21" Kreiger Barrel with a 1:9 Twist and threw the 300 grain Sierra Match King downrange at 2690 FPS. It doesn't seem like much however this cartridge has more energy on target at 1700 meters than any of its class competitors. It weighed in at under 18 lbs.
The rifle had Badger Bottom metal, Jewel Trigger, McMillan Stock, Schmidt Bender 5 - 25 X 50 Scope, an "Angle Cosine Indicator" and a TBAC (Cheyenne, Wyoming) can on it.
This cartridge is worth talking up, and with the correct chamber cut, will perform exceptionally well, and deliver exceptional accuracy. I believe that the powder charge was 80 grains of Retumbo or similar... Jared Joplin of Patriot Arms is rumored to be in the process of producing this build... http://www.patriotarmsinc.com/default.aspx
Surely Shawn Carlock is jumping on this???