Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

.308 Norma Reloading questions

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-15-2009, 06:22 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 69
.308 Norma Reloading questions

I feel the need again for a .30 Magnum and have settled on either .308 Norma Mag or .300 Win Mag.

I've owned and reloaded for .300 Win before, so I know about the short neck and short case life issues. (Wondering today why I sold them off...).

Anyone with experience loading the .308 Norma have info on case life?

Surprised to find on Midway that Norma brand .300 Win brass more expensive than Norma brand .308 Norma, unless you spring for the .300 Win 500ct. Other brands usually cheaper, of course.

And of course .308 Norma rifles aren't in every catalog, so that's a different consideration.

And please, I have already eliminated the .30 short fats and other alphabet variants, so we don't need to rehash those.

Thanks for any thoughts, case life foremost, but happy to read about .308 Norma experiences.

Stets
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-15-2009, 07:14 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Posts: 532
Re: .308 Norma Reloading questions

I don't have one of these personally, but I do have 2 friends who have older rifles chambered in the .308 Norman mag. They swear by theirs. One is a rebarreled 98 Mauser from WWII even has Nazi proof marks and a Swastika. The other is a Pre-64 model 70 Winchester.

I've personally shot the Winchester (Several years ago when I lived near my friend)and it's quite a shooter. It's cabable of Sub-moa groups at 100yds.

When .308 Norma brass was unavailable this friend used Virgin .338 Win Mag Brass, necked it down then fireformed it to the chamber as he was target shooting. Brass life exceeded 10 rounds. He especially liked the longer neck, Said it made the cartrige more accurate and he didn't have any unseat in the magazine while shooting.

My other friend with the Mauser, got a really good deal on his and has just enjoyed hunting with it. He isn't a accuracy nut, but has said it's really easy to load for and certainly fun.

Sorry I cant be of more help, It's interesting to see an interest in such a fine old cartridge.

Dan
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2009, 09:10 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 69
Re: .308 Norma Reloading questions

Dan

Thanks for the reply, even a sample of one helps. I don't seem to have tweaked any other interest though.

Maybe some others will discover the thread.

I'm busy with the end of bow season here in Colorado, then have rifle Elk hunt mid October with my trusty ole .30-06.

After then I'll start pushing this marble around.


Stets
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: .308 Norma Reloading questions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
30-378 reloading questions birdmanhunter123 Reloading 16 03-30-2011 07:16 PM
Questions about reloading Dragon Reloading 7 01-19-2011 04:21 PM
Norma Reloading Manual gonewest Reloading 3 04-24-2010 01:27 PM
LC 223 Reloading Questions SES50 Reloading 4 03-15-2008 02:30 AM
A few reloading questions Reloading 4 01-27-2005 08:59 PM

Current Poll
Do you watch outdoor shows live or by recording them?
Always recorded - 13.97%
102 Votes
Mostly recorded - 24.11%
176 Votes
Sometimes recorded - 13.42%
98 Votes
Rarely or never recorded - 48.49%
354 Votes
Total Votes: 730
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC