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Old 02-27-2010, 02:41 PM
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Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

You will not see Mr Sloan's 300 Norma doing 3100fps with the 240gr SMK,
unless he has drastically changed his case design since the last time we spoke.
My 300 JAZZ is basically an AI version(30 degree) of the 300 NORMA and out of a 28" barrel, I am pushing the 240gr SMK @ 2850fps with 83gr of Retumbo.
Now , I could push it alittle harder, maybe, but nowhere near 3100fps.
Now the 210 Berger's will do 3100+, no problem. Jimmy and I have discussed this cartridge on numerous occasions.
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I just got off of the phone with him, and he said, "2890 fps to 2950 fps with a 26" barrel. However, Trueblue, what if there was a powder out there that isn't available to the general public at this time but kicks the velocity up another 100+- fps, that would put the velocity right on my call...

The Brand New Cartridge that works in the same receiver as the 338 Norma but with a barrel swap, is the new .375 Norma. Bullet weight is a 350 grain SMK that moves at 2875 fps on a 26" barrel, and, at this time, and to quote Mr. Sloan, that's not topping out the load.

I don't mean to sound haughty about this, however, it is my opinion that Mr. SLoan is and has been inventing revolutionary cartridges.

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I just got off of the phone with him, and he said, "2890 fps to 2950 fps with a 26" barrel. However, Trueblue, what if there was a powder out there that isn't available to the general public at this time but kicks the velocity up another 100+- fps, that would put the velocity right on my call...

The Brand New Cartridge that works in the same receiver as the 338 Norma but with a barrel swap, is the new .375 Norma. Bullet weight is a 350 grain SMK that moves at 2875 fps on a 26" barrel, and, at this time, and to quote Mr. Sloan, that's not topping out the load.

I don't mean to sound haughty about this, however, it is my opinion that Mr. SLoan is and has been inventing revolutionary cartridges.

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The only problem with the 375SMK is that it is limited in its production. Unless they start running them again, the supply will run out. I asked about this bullet when I contacted Sierra. They said when they are gone, they are gone. So unless someone wants to dump the money into an after market bullet (Wildcat, Matrix Ballistix, hand turned and GS) the quality of high BC bullets will be nonexistent.

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Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

I agree with you whole heartedly. Jimmy Sloan has developed a great caliber.
I am surprised you mentioned his 375, as he swore me to secrecy on that one.
From what I understand the shoulder is pushed forward alittle, or it was at one time?

Anyway, I am sure your velocities are on with the powder you speak of, but I only have access to powders such as Retumbo and the like.

I meant no disrespect to Mr. Sloan, if that is how you perceived it. He has been gracious enough to spend hours on the phone with me at times when I was putting together my 300 JAZZ. He is truly a sharing person, with a good heart.
WWB, thanks for the info.
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Everything has an equation. Stick to the proven ones and don't try to change the them and ou will have very similar results. Its like a recipe for your favorite desert. You can make it anywhere in the world; change it a little and it becomes a different dessert. Physical death is the only non changeable entity in our world. If we want 375 bullets, we can get them.
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Thanks for the offer of the 375gr bullets,but had shoulder surgury recently, and am acually in the process of selling some of my big caliber gear.
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Re: 338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien

trueblue, sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope you have a speedy recovery. Take care.
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