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Unread 09-01-2010, 10:17 PM
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Need advice for 338 builds.

So in anticipation of a lathe I'm getting parts together for two builds but I need advice. The first rifle will be for my buddy chambered in a 338 RUM, he wants to stay vanilla simple but I want to do something a little different so I'm going with the 338 Norma mag, and here lies the questions.

There is very limited info on the 338 Norma so does anyone know anything. I've found a little on improving it but it seems to not be worth it. What about brass, Norma vs Jamison? Most of the info I've found has been with shorter barrels, so anything on a barrel in the 30in range? Anything anyone would have would be great!
Initial plans are Savage long action, Brux 1-9.3 twist standard palma contour 30in long with a Muscle brake. Mcree stock. Whatcha think?
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    Unread 09-02-2010, 08:34 AM
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    Re: Need advice for 338 builds.

    I can tell you this:

    I've chambered a few guns in 338 NM. Just buy the reamer from PTG and you'll be fine.

    As for brass.

    NORMA, NORMA, NORMA.

    I can tell you from experience NORMA!

    Good luck.

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    Re: Need advice for 338 builds.

    "watcha think" The only thing that needs to be improved on, is the action. A nice trued up Rem-700 LA would complete the setup I had to say it

    Seriously , sounds to me like in the end you would have a real Elk pounder !!

    Good luck with your new builds.....

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    Re: Need advice for 338 builds.

    Snipers Hide has a ton of info on the 338 Norma. Might want to look/search there.

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    Snipers Hide has a ton of info on the 338 Norma. Might want to look/search there.

    BH
    I did review all the Sniper Hide info and there is a little between all the fighting over whether it will match the Lapua. It seems about the best info out there on the 338 Norma is in a couple threads on Snipers Hide.
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    Chad

    PTG all the way!! Thanks for the heads up on the brass.


    Bigbuck, why would I want to screw up a perfect build with a Rem action? Ya, elk pounding is what we're doing
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    Re: Need advice for 338 builds.

    bigngreen I just read about the .338 norma article seems very nice. Do you know what the max mv it will run a 300 grain MK out of a 30 inch barrel ?

    thanks,
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