If you don't mind me asking, what are the specs of the build you're having done? I'm looking at doing the same thing to avoid having to buy more reloading gear for another calibre.^^^ What Detroit said. The 300 Norma is an awesome round. It's crazy accurate. I currently own a 300NM. I'm so impressed with it's capabilities that I'm having GAP build me a lighter hunting rig in 300NM.
That was my thinking too. 300NM rifle specs:If you don't mind me asking, what are the specs of the build you're having done? I'm looking at doing the same thing to avoid having to buy more reloading gear for another calibre.
That'll be nuts. I was thinking along similar lines, unsure on the action but want a 26 inch 9 twist in rem varmint contour, and drop it into an EH-6A stock. Unsure whether it'll be single feed yet though.That was my thinking too. 300NM rifle specs:
GAP V2 long action
Bartlien 27" sendero contour, 1-10" w/ thruster brake
McM A-3 non-adjustable
Badger Ordnance CIP bottom metal
I'm building it to shoot the 215's. My previous 300NM had a 28" 1-10" tube and shot the 215's right at 3150fps!
West Texas Ordnance built mine too. They did a fantastic job. I am very happy with my build. It is shooting both 225 ELD M and 215 hybrids under .5 MOA.West Texas Ordnance is building a 300 Norma for me. The list is:
Bartlein #9 Heavy Varmint Contour with a West Texas Ordnance muzzle brake
40 MOA rail
Manners T4A midnight Urban stock
It will wear a Nightforce ATACR 5-25 x 56 F1 with H59 reticle
It will get fed a steady diet of 215-230 Bergers.
Cant wait to get it.
I read that as well, but like others was disappointed he didn't use the same bullet for the 300NM and 30 NoslerRyan Cleckner wrote a great article on this: https://www.cleckner.co/300-norma-mag-vs-338-lapua-vs-30-nosler/
Could you share your load data for the 198 flatlines?The Norma mag is one bad mutha. I have all but retired my 338 because the Norma is softer shooting, and more accurate(and I only have a .30 cal Can) I had a target for load development with 2 powders and 4 seating depths on it, I kid you not all groups were less than .5moa ALL. Mine is a 22" barrel and I shoot the 215s at 2980 and lately the 198 flatlines at just under 3100. My ladder test with the flatlines was unreal
200 yards 4 grain ladder .5 graduations all 8 shots went in a group 1" tall by .3 wide. Basically the ladder told me nothing had to shoot it again a 500. I had them loaded to cip mag length which is a mile from the lands to boot.
I know nothing about the Nosler but with this kind of performance I likely never will.