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338 Norma Magnum Throat

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Unread 07-22-2013, 06:54 PM
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338 Norma Magnum Throat

I just received my 338 Norma back from the smith. He asked what bullets I wanted to shoot and I told him 300 & 250 gr. Bergers. Does this look right? Pics show bullets touching rifling.

Curious... what COL (touching rifling) are others seeing in their 338 Norma's?
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    Unread 07-22-2013, 07:22 PM
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    Re: 338 Norma Magnum Throat

    I'm at 3.743 and I'm approx .012 off the lands with the 300 OTM seems to work better off the lands anyway.
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    Unread 10-11-2013, 01:04 AM
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    Re: 338 Norma Magnum Throat

    Mine looks like its throated the same amount.

    Whats the best load you have come up with?
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    Unread 10-11-2013, 07:36 AM
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    Re: 338 Norma Magnum Throat

    I shut down load development until I can get some 300 Bergers.
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    Unread 10-12-2013, 03:27 PM
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    Re: 338 Norma Magnum Throat

    Nothing wrong with jumping the 250's. I think you might end up liking the 250's more than the 300's in this case.
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    Unread 10-13-2013, 04:49 PM
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    Re: 338 Norma Magnum Throat

    A lot of 338 bullets like to be jumped so you should be okay. As long as your mag is long enough you should be fine.
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    Unread 10-14-2013, 10:07 AM
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    Re: 338 Norma Magnum Throat

    I'll give it a try.
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