Building a 338 norma

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Plott hound, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Plott hound

    Plott hound Member

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    I have a 300 wm in Remington bdl. I would like to turn it into a 338 Norma. I understand there will be stock work ect. My question is will the stock wood stock be ok for the extra recoil or ? 1980 vintage or so. All shooting will be under 1000 yards for sure. Thanks in advance plott hound
     
  2. RJ338

    RJ338 Well-Known Member

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    For all the effort you will put into this, I think you would be well served to add a new stock to the build. To start you will need to get a PTG bolt with a M16 style extractor.Dan40x can weld on the bolt handle. Next blueprint the action and open up the rails to let that case through. I would recomend the HS detachable mag system to give you center feed and eliminate feeding problems. This round will work well in a 26" barrel, which should be of at least a Sendero contour with a 4 port DE brake. Put on a good 20MOA rail and you will have a good start. I have used the Manners T3 and can highly recommend it. Good luck and I wish you well, My friend's 28" Rock is getting 2800 with 300SMK's and Magnum powder.
     

  3. Plott hound

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    Thatis just the feed back I was hoping to get . Thanks for the advice.
     
  4. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    you can get 2750fps with as short of a barrel as 23.5". the .338 Norma was designed to be super efficient to alow the use of shorter barrels. 26 would get you more, but I think that I would go 24" and call it good. +1 on anything manners.