Originally Posted by CHARLIEDUECE65
I WAS WONDERING WHAT PEOPLE THOUGHT OF THIS ROUND. I RECENTLY BOUGHT A REM 700 MAGNUM ACTION AND HAVE A HEAVY 28.5" KRIEGER 30 CAL BARREL 1 IN 11 TWIST. IM THINKING OF GOING WITH THIS ROUND AND WILL SHOOT 175-190 GRAIN BULLETS. I DONT REALLY NEED ANYTHING BIGGER AS I HAVE A 338 EDGE. THANKS FOR ANY INFO OR OPINIONS.
I have owned, shot matches and hunted with one and it is a very good round.
The 30/338 was one of the best 1,000 yard rifles and set many records.
My pet load for 1000 yard matches was 190gr MKs at 3091 ft/sec in a 27" hart
1 in 10 twist. My hunting load was a 200gr Nosler Partition @ 3018 ft/sec.
The 308 Norma is ballistically the same but brass is slightly different and one should not be
fired in the other.
Ether one will shoot very good and IMO will out perform the 300 WSM with the heavy bullets
because of case capacity, and the new powders should boost the velocity even higher with standard chamber pressures 55,000 instead of 65,000 like the new short mags.
The next step up in a none belted case would be the 300 RUM but you said you didn't
want anything that large.
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