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338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

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Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

Now that norma have started making 300 norma brass the 30 cal version should pop up everywhere when people find out how accurate this case is. It shoulded be long until its necked down to 284, 264 etc
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    Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

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    Now that norma have started making 300 norma brass the 30 cal version should pop up everywhere when people find out how accurate this case is. It shoulded be long until its necked down to 284, 264 etc

    There is a gun builder on this site that is already doing just that. It is his Jazz line. He has the 300, 284, and 6.5 Jazz. Pretty blistering speeds.

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    Thats right, mine is 7.2oz bare
    Holy crap, at just under a half pound that sucker must kick like a mule!
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    Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

    I shot it in a t-shirt at the range, no lead sled, and it felt the same as my 340WM,BOTH have brakes, 340 is a older radial type, norma a muzzel brake, with scope weight is just under 9#'s. I shot my 340 for 10 yrs. no brake, first yr.shot 400 rnds. getting used to it.
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    Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

    I just read 10 pages of post and still have a ? on the battle .338 Norma vs. .338 Lapua. If barrel twist (9.4) and length (26")were the same and shooting from a single shot gun so max COAL could be used with 300 gr MK's....Which one rules?
    Is the Norma only better because it fit into to mag length gun's with 300 mk's.

    thanks guys
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    The Lapua will out run the Norma mag, but only by.... say 40 to 50 fps. The Norma is designed to fit into a standard mag action and excels in shorter barrels. The Lapua on the other hand requires a larger action and longer barrel to really take advantage of its design. With a 26" barrel it is really a matter of picking which one you want. My cousin currently shoots a 338 Lapua in a Savage Target action which is a short action. It will eject spent cases fine, but loaded cases require you to pull the bolt. IF it is going to be a single shot, either will perform equally well on the platform to which you have described. The Lapua is more common, but the Norma has a good following and brass can be found fairly easy.

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    I had this one built using an XP 100 action. The barrel is 22 inches + brake. It's around 11 pounds as you see it.
    I haven't had a chance to much work with as yet, but I am planning to run 250 SMK's out of it.
    I have a 3-12 pistol scope on it now, but soon it will have a Vortex Viper PST 6-24 instead.

    I chose the Norma for the reasons stated. I can eject a spent case, and it's efficient with the shorter barrels. I also liked it cause it's new


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