300 Norma Magnum


Trying to be the man my dog thinks I am.
Mar 8, 2011
San Diego, Ca.
Gonna' build a thousand yard gun! Have any of you read about the 300 Norma mag (not to be confused with the 308 Norma)?
Don't know that one, is it new or a long lost cartridge? The trouble with building a long range thirty is that the selection of 200 grain and above bullets suitable for those kind of distances is limited. Be careful about going straight to full copper construction bullets because the velocities at extreme distances can be low enough that the copper bullet may not expand well. Berger bullets are getting the nod in some circles for this type of shooting.
It is a fairly new cartridge and is loosely based on the 416 Rigby case. Built off of the .338 Norma.

Copper bullets expand at almost all velocities. Back in the day they had trouble but not know. Berger is getting good and bad press. His BC is good. Barnes has come out with a new long range bullet that is seeing good press as well. In 30 caliber, it seems allot of the serious long range hunters are using the Nosler 200 grn AccuBond which has a 588 BC.

The 30 Caliber is becoming very, very popular among long range hunters...go to snipers hide and check it out!


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308 Norma Mag!!!!! Great rifle. My father gave me a cutom built one for my high school grad. Beautiful gun. I love it. I'm sure u will too. Can't wait to see it. Only downside is that ammo is hard to find and a lil expensive. BUT!! Nothing u cant get from the great guys at Fine Firearms! ;D
Jose, it is a 300 Norma Mag not a 308 Norma Mag. Two different animals. About 20+ grains of powder different.

The 308 Norma Mag that you have is an awesome round. I have something similar. I have a 30-338 Mag which is nearly identical to the 308 Norma.
Ah! i apologize for that big man. I wasn't paying attention. :D :D I got excited to see the name Norma Mag. Anyways, i would love to see it when its finished. Good luck!
Surgeon Action, Hart barrel, Jewell trigger and Fine Firearms will be doing the machine work (parts subject to change).

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