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338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

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Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

Two things...

1. The Counter-Bore must be .780"

2. The angle cut on the interior of the bolt face rim must be correct in order for it to properly eject.
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    Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

    Ward,
    Thought I'd bring this back again... General Dynamics announces .338 LWMMG | Military Times GearScout

    I'm not sure how many have seen this, I just did. I'm a big .338 NM fan.
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    Ward,
    Thought I'd bring this back again... General Dynamics announces .338 LWMMG | Military Times GearScout

    I'm not sure how many have seen this, I just did. I'm a big .338 NM fan.
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    WOW!!!! That is one sweet platform. Hard-hitting and auto - what a combination. I hope it's a contract-winner - that would be a win for all us non-operators if became mil-spec.
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    To quote "Janes," this weapon system is THE game changer. 4lbs lighter then a saw, 95 round belt fed, 300 grains of pain, & just about Every political comment intent to destroy it, and the 338 "Jimmy Sloane" (338 Norma) casually touches Home Plate. Game changer? That's an enormous understatement.
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    To quote "Janes," this weapon system is THE game changer. 4lbs lighter then a saw, 95 round belt fed, 300 grains of pain, & just about Every political comment intent to destroy it, and the 338 "Jimmy Sloane" (338 Norma) casually touches Home Plate. Game changer? That's an enormous understatement.
    Ward,
    I can see where a cartridge with the performance of the .338 Norma Mag could have a real advantage with many other types of bullets in it; designed for operational needs on today's battle field, such as an Hybrid LR, APIT, Sabot, SLAP penetrator's and others. Like the Ma Duce; it would coverts a lot of cover into concealment in a real hurry. Can you imagine what it would be like with a longer barrel from a cupola or coax mounted weapon on a vehicle(s). Not to mention the "Snipers" perhaps using some of the aforementioned rounds in a .338 NM sniper rifle... Not that the .338 Lapua doing a bad job, it's not; it's just a logistics thing for US troops with a MG and rifles; (designated marksmen & snipers) having the same caliber as the MG.
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    Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

    Seems like, since ballistically the LP and Norma are similar, the Army would (should?) drop the LP and go w/the 338 Norma to limit/ease stock lists.

    Since the Norma is so ballistically similar to the LP yet it comes in a shorter OAL it just seems like a "win-win" for operatives who could employ BOTH the 338 Norma in the MG as well as a precision platform.
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    Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

    You never know. It's all about money and common sense doesn't always win out over it. The .338 NORMA is without question, one of the very best cartridge epiphanies to have come along in my life time.
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