Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien
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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