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338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

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Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

So with a 26 inch barrel what twist would a guy want to go with? I am going to get my action tomorrow so I need to order my barrel.
I was going to used a tured Remington 700 action but it seem about 50/50 on what people think. I talked to a guy from Bijoucreek and he has been building them on 700 actions with no problems and then others say no way.

I think the Remington 700 would be good for a Light weight Long Range Hunter, would it not?
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    Brian,
    The guy that developed the round by the name of Jimmy Sloan has put over 10,000 rounds thru this caliber on a Rem 700 action over the last 8 years, along with countless thousands of other rounds with the military and such.
    Just don't be stupid and reload it for higher pressures than what it was designed at 63,800psi and you will be fine. It is no different than any caliber, do not overload it.
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    As far as your other question concerning barrel length.
    The cartridge seems to perform just as well with a 26" barrel vs a 28" barrel.
    At 1000 yards ther is really very little difference in performance between 2750fps or 2800fps. So if 26" barrel is more convenient go with that.
    Seems everyone is going with a 1:9.3 twist with good results.
    The beautiful thing about this cartridge is it gives you close to Lapua or EDGE performance without dealing with extended magboxes.
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    Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

    I know this an old article, but I read it again because the caliber intrigues me. My question is, If a guy wanted brass, where do you get it? I just looked on Midway and Norma's website and there is nothing showing 338 Norma brass.

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    TrueBlue... The 338 Norma exceeds the performance of the 338 Lapua. The magic barrel length is actually 24.125" with a 1:9.3" Twist, and both Norma and Jaimison International is manufacturing the brass. My Barrels are a 1:9. The brass is available at the links below.

    .338 Norma Magnum

    Bruno Shooters Supply: Norma Brass 358 Norma Mag per Piece

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    So you can use the 358 Norma Brass necked down for the the 338 Norma?

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    Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

    436, what bigger 338's did you have in mind when you mentioned they lack great case design?
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