338 lapua magnum

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by älg, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    I saw this new cartridge at a Norma 2008 catalog.- it is going to have similar performance to a 338 lapua but in a standard long action size.

    Anyone has any direct experience with this cartridge ?? Some at snipershide claim having shot it already and compare it to a 338 lapua.-


    now at the end of the day, it doesnt seem it is going to be much different in performance to a 338 edge :)

    Edit.- I wanted to call the thread 338 norma magnum- sorry for the confussion
     
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  2. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    why would you want that when you can build a 338 lapua on a long action remington?
     

  3. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    I didnt say I want one, was just enquiring about the cartridge itself.-


    If I see good opinions.... then yes I may want one :)
     
  4. BHP9

    BHP9 Well-Known Member

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    The .338 Lapua and the .338 Lapua Magnum are the same cartridge.

    They are basically a 1 mile gun, in the right hands.

    I have one and they need a brake on them to get the recoil down to a manageable feeling. Mine feels like you are shooting an FN FAL.
     
  5. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    Theres alot of info on the .338 Norma Magnum on Snipers HIde. People testing the cartridge are claiming more speed with less powder. Sounds interesting.
     
  6. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    What case is the 338 Norma based on ?
     
  7. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    I believe it's based on the lapua case. Shortened and different shoulder angle.
     
  8. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    it is based on the 416 rigby according to Norma´s catalog.
     
  9. BHP9

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    Do you have a link for this?

    I couldn't find anything about it on Hide.
     
  10. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    The 338 Lapua is also based on the 416 Rigby Case as is the Wetherby rounds, (338/378, 378, 416, and 460)
    The only way to get more velocity with less powder is to increase chamber pressure, some people are shooting the 338 Lapua with 300 SMKs 2900 to 3000 FPS, to do this one only needs to accept the higher chamber presures. I am shooting the 300 SMKs out of my 338 Laupa at 2791 FPS, I have ran them higher but the brass requires a lot more effort to re-size if I do that
     
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  11. älg

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  12. BountyHunter

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    Tim North of Broughton Barrels shot one at the PA World open two weeks ago. He only had the gun three days before the match and still shot well. Black Hills is supposed to be getting 250,000 pieces of brass in sep.

    Big advantage, is same MV or better as the Lapua in a standard mag box!

    BH