Once fired 338 Norma brass is virtually unheard of and new 338 Norma brass runs almost $3 a case. Notes on bullet performance can be found in the .340 Weatherby and .338 Lapua texts. For hunting anything on the North American continent they’re both sufficient. 28 nosler - im worried it wont catch on and would be a tough sell someday (when Im gone) 300 RUM - gets beat at 6-700 yards by .284 BC's, but has a better following. The CZ was a bit heavier, but recoil energy calculations were similar. Click on a term to search for related topics. The 300 Norma Mag is a result of necking down the 338 Norma Mag to accept a 30 caliber bullet. Mag. I have a Sendero in 300 RUM that I have shot out the barrel on. Although .300 win mag and .338 win mag are similar in terms of ballistics, is there a plus side of choosing .300 instead of .338? The .30-06 is my hiking/still hunting gun. The 6.5 Creedmoor is also touted as a long range big game caliber like the 300 Win Mag. I use it for hunting Whitetail out to about 500 yards as well as recreational target shooting. Long range hunters and experienced hunters taking Elk and Moose at longer ranges may appreciate and require the better terminal performance of the 300 Win Mag. Or, if you like speed, the .338 Win Mag will push a 225gr bullet more than 350 fps faster than a 30-06 will push a 220gr bullet. Brass buying sucks for both. Looking for the pro's and con's of each caliber. The .300 Win Mag vs .338 Lapua Magnum is an interesting comparison, and we think provides some interesting points of discussion. 338 win mag vs 300, 338 win mag vs 300 wby, difference between 338 win mag and 338 wby mag, is the 300 whby mag suitable for the big bears. Thread Tools: Show Printable Version. 338 win mag vs 300 win mag. would probaly get the nod for penetration because it fires heavier bullets, ammo availability is probaly in favor of the Win. In the Federal Vital-Shok, 6.5 Creedmor works out to $1.72/round, while .300 Win Mag comes out to $2.40/round. 28 Nosler or 300 RUM? I was all ready to buy a new rifle in 300 win mag, but after reading up on the issue of the inherent accuracy flaws from a belted magnum, I'm wondering if the 300 RUM might have better (or easier) potential to be more accurate out of the box since … faster than does the .338 Win. out to 500 yds, the catch is the .338 … 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag Conclusion. The 300 Norma will not match the ballistic performance of the RUM. The .338 RUM should not be confused with the increasingly popular wildcat .338-300 RUM and .338 Edge which use the full length parent .300 RUM case. The muzzle-brake on my .338 makes it kick less than my .30-06, but the price of ammo makes me shoot my .30-06 more. Well I passed on the 8mm Rem Mag. Mag. vs. 338. 300 rum brass 300 h&h mag brass 300 win mag black hills headstamp 300 win mag federal headstamp 300 win mag hornady headstamp ... 338 win mag brass 348 winchester new old stock 35 remington brass 356 winchester brass 40-65 brass 450 bushmaster brass 45-70 brass 458 socom brass On the Ultra Mag’s ammo box we read that the cartridge has 25 percent greater capacity than the .338 Win Mag. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TexasEd, Mar 19, 2009. The 300 Win Mag is older but still versatile in for shooting in most hunting sites. Mag. As you can see, 6.5 Creedmoor is generally much cheaper than .300 Win Mag. stanimal. A 338 Win Mag. I am about to have it re-barreled and want to re-chamber to either 7 Mag or 300 Win Mag. Closing comments The 300 RUM would exceed the 338 WM in all aspects (except frontal area) by a good margin from the muzzle on out. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Display Modes: Linear Mode. I took rough measurements of both the 300 Win Mag and the 30 Nosler with the very popular 215 Berger hybrid. By Chuck Hawks. stanimal. Why? After looking at the .338 Win Mag more closely I see that I can load lite, 200 gr-220 gr bullets and not give up a noticeable differanace to the 8mm Mags velocity. This will be my only magnum rifle. The 300 Ultra Mag vs 300 Win Mag topic had always been a topical subject in every shooting community. Each one may well be better suited to a specific situation, but in overall terms, they compare very favorably. , a 300 Win Mag, a 7mm Rem Mag & a 30-06 or 270 will all do the job with the right bullets but only if you do yours. I believe it … You should check out the Omega II 300 Win Mag. Probably a moot point since I am having a 30-338 built, but I was curious if there was a consensus one way or the other. 300 Win Mag vs 308. BP-B2 Re: 300 win mag vs 338 win mag [Re: Lakerdreams] #3946593 03/29/10: Joined: May 2005. The power of both is within 100 ft.-lbs, trajectory at 300 yds are within 2 inches of each other, the .338 Win. In a hunting situation I use both for mule deer and elk. Mag. I have been told that the 30-338 is more efficient and may have a tad more accuracy potential, albeit slightly slower. Since it has a longer (2.85″ vs 2.62″) and larger diameter (.550″ vs .513″) case, the .300 Ultra Mag also has about 25% more case capacity than the .300 Win Mag. At the Predator Custom shop, they are chambering the 300WM, so you can load it with 240SMKs. Shoot what you're the best shot with, aim & hit the right spot & you'll be fine. In true Weatherby fashion, the .340 generates velocities almost 300 fps faster than the .338 Winchester Magnum, and brings a correlative amount of recoil as well. Driving a 250-grain bullet to 2940 fps, for over 4,800 ft.-lbs. St. Charles, MO. Final Verdict: 300 Win Mag vs. 300 Ultra Mag. Both cases were new unfired. And the 338 Norma Mag is a very efficient cartridge that was designed as an improvement over the 338 Lapua Mag with an efficient case design and the ability to stick longer efficent 338 bullets further out of the case with the same overall length. Mag., wind drift is within 3 in. Personally, we think that whether you choose the 300 Win Mag or 300 Ultra Mag, you’ll gain the same level of shooting experience. I like the 338 Norma Mag also, if you love the performance of 300 grain bullets, but it has 6.5% less case capacity and brass is a lot harder to find. Since both ammo are used for the same shooting and hunting applications, comparing the 300 RUM and 300 Win Mag is unavoidable. But for new hunters: 308, every damn day of the week. There can be no doubt that both are outstanding rifle cartridges. Win. It just seems that .300 win mag has been around longer and thus has more to choose from in terms of parts/ammunition/etc.. Elk Cartridge Showdown: .308 Win vs. .300 Win. I did some bench comparisons of the two. This may seem like an odd comparison, but I cannot count the number of times I have been in a gun store listening to either the “gun guru” behind the counter, or the “expert sniper” on the other side talking about how the 6.5 Creedmoor is like a 300 Win Mag without the recoil. Mag.—which has been with us since 1963—has as a firm hold on the market, and in all sincerity it handles a good number of situations very well. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction; that is one of the physical laws of our universe. This means that the momentum of a rifle's reaction will exactly equal the momentum of the bullet and powder gasses ejected from the barrel. Posts: 1,898. So I am looking for something to push me one way or another. The .300 Norma Magnum is also another cartridge which offers some excellent long-range … Common reloading books give plenty of loads that give 2700 fps with the .338 Winchester and 2800 fps with the Weatherby. I shoot a .30-06 and a .338 win mag. If i was to use a 338 WM or any other 338 cartridge, my minimum bullet weight would be 225, and preferred would be 250 or more. Re: Next build 300 Win Mag or 338 RUM? Mag. At the top end, the .338-378 Weatherby drives these four bullet weights from its 28 inch barrel about 250, 300, 400 and 300 f.p.s. I don't think the elk will know the difference if the elk is hit with either the 300 Ultra Mag or the 338 Win. I think that the 338 shoves rather than the sharper, faster recoil of the 300 magnums. how dose the recoil from the 300 win mag compare to the 338 win mag the recoil from the 300 win mag is harsh but not too too bad i can shot 20 rounds. In our opinion, both sides of the 7mm Rem Mag vs. 300 Win Mag fence offers comfortable, efficient ‘seating’! Campfire Ranger. That additional powder capacity is how the .300 RUM can fire the same weight bullet quite a bit faster than the .300 Win Mag. For the 300 win the only new case I had was a Lapua head stamp. Both cost a lot to shoot and reload. It looks like the ballistics are fairly close out to 500. I chose the Norma because the reviews over the last few years seem to provide a wider margin or window, if you will, on the sweet spot for load and accuracy. Here are some measurements and comments about the 300 Win vs the 30 Nos. The .338 … The 338 is impressive with 225 grains bullets, but so are the 300's with 180 grains. The ballistics are freaky, 2800fps with a .711 ballistic co-efficient! However, it is also worth mentioning that there are a much greater number of .300 Win Mag ammunition choices available. While there is some overlap in the applications of these rounds, there are also going to be certain shooting situations where one … They both have more range than the .308 or the .30–06. With a 26" barrel the Norma should be at around 3100ish fps with the Berger 215gr, 2950ish fps with the 230gr. .338 Lapua 300 grain bullets with a BC of .820 is all that needs to be said. TexasEd Member. The .300 Win. We shot and compared three popular options to help you decide on the best elk cartridge for your style of hunting But I agree that, if you have a 30-06 and a .338, you don't need a .300 Wby; 8mm/.325 mag; or .338-06 to fill that narrow "gap"--unless you're just looking for an excuse to buy a new rifle, which is not a bad thing. This beast provides more initial velocity than any of the previous cartridges discussed, and has proven to be an outstanding elk cartridge. 28 Nosler or 300 RUM? 300 Win Mag Vs 30-338 What are the pro's and con's (if any) between these two rounds. The fact is that each cartridge has different points with lots of advantages. Hornady .300 PRC (left) and .300 RUM.300 Remington Ultra Mag vs. Hornady .300 PRC. 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