Hoping I can get some input from those with experience or knowledge of the 300 Norma Mag. I am specifically interested in ballistics info with some of the heavier, 208-230 grain bullets, velocity, barrel life, etc. This cartridge seems to have a magical reputation when you read about it online, ie great velocity out of a short barrel (24-26), great barrel life, and very accurate with little prep work or load prep, workup, etc. Just trying to get some real world info to see how it compares. I am trying to find the top end of the big 30's where a guy can find premium performance while not having to worry so much about barrel life, chasing the lands due to a rapidly eroding throat, and big long barrels with lots of recoil. It seems to have lots of potential as a great cartridge if it reputation proves accurate. Plus it has great brass available. Thanks in advance, Scot E.