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    Another 300 Norma Magnum

    A new 300 Norma Magnum, McMillan, Proof Research, T3 Terminator brake, Stiller action



    Even lighter than my one



    8.03 lbs

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    Nice, I'll take it for the advertised unit price.
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    Thats real nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    Nice, I'll take it for the advertised unit price.
    You might need to talk to the client about that, don't hold your breath, this build has taken like forever due mainly to a faulty locally made component.....

    The upside of that is it won't ever happen again....live & learn aye.....

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    Another 300 Norma Magnum

    She's a long hard road to the perfect custom rifle, takes forever.
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    Man, mean Light LR hunting rig right there. @Norway work with the 300 norma is pretty awesome. Seems a pretty capable round

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    are they much harder on barrel life vs a 300WM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOC View Post
    are they much harder on barrel life vs a 300WM?
    If you wear one out in a hunting rifle you will have got more than your moneys worth in meat

    My one has had 550-600 rounds through it now, http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...-magnum-21359/

    I lent it to the owner of this one because of the gigantic muck around with the previous carbon barrel, he is putting animals on the deck with it

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    Another 300 Norma Magnum

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    If you wear one out in a hunting rifle you will have got more than your moneys worth in meat

    My one has had 550-600 rounds through it now, http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...-magnum-21359/

    I lent it to the owner of this one because of the gigantic muck around with the previous carbon barrel, he is putting animals on the deck with it
    Oh yes Greg's 300 NM works fine, it's going to be bittersweet giving it back. I haven't had personal experience as far as wearing out a 300 NM barrel, although should be plenty for LR hunting and occasional practice. The 300NM is the right length to magazine feed if you are into that. Which is a change from my normal "big" cartridge experiences.


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    You should probably get Greg to swap out your stiller for a defiance before he sends it to you. You're going to struggle to really love your new rifle now that you've used something significantly nicer for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudkiwi View Post
    You should probably get Greg to swap out your stiller for a defiance before he sends it to you. You're going to struggle to really love your new rifle now that you've used something significantly nicer for a while.
    Yes you are right, probably not a cost effective option though!:-) Also from memory (not 100% sure) the Defiance is slightly heavier than the Stiller. We were after a reasonably light rifle. Although the defiance ultra light sounds like it could be the answer now.


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    I'm about 6 weeks away from finding out what it does to deer. Not sure, but I expect my 300 Norma has something between 700 and 800 rounds now.
    Considering how good the drop from 338/ 300gr to 30/ 230gr has been (appr 10J less recoil) it makes me wonder what another 10J down to 7mm/180gr will or will not do.

    My 300 generates right around 30J (minus whatever the silencer takes off, which is a lot) anda lot more managable compared to the 338.
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    Another 300 Norma Magnum

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    You might need to talk to the client about that, don't hold your breath, this build has taken like forever due mainly to a faulty locally made component.....

    The upside of that is it won't ever happen again....live & learn aye.....
    Very nice rifle indeed!
    The same manufacturer that we had issues with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt2308 View Post
    Very nice rifle indeed!
    The same manufacturer that we had issues with?
    Absolutely...

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    Loaded up a few rounds & took it up the range today.



    Looks really good.





    Even at just over 8 lbs recoil isn't a problem



    Shoots pretty good courtesy of its proper carbon fibre barrel, first three shots this morning at 215 yards



    The second group



    Needless to say the customer is extremely happy & now I can get my one back

 

 

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