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The .308 Norma Magnum (7.62×65mmBR) cartridge was created by Nils Kvale at Norma, Sweden. Like the larger .358 Norma Magnum it is based on the .300 H&H Magnum. The length of the case is the longest that would fit in a standard Mauser action. While it appeared to have a bright future initially, it was soon superseded in popularity by the .300 Winchester Magnum. The first, and one of the few, manufacturers to offer rifles in .308 Norma Magnum was Schultz & Larsen of Denmark and they still are.
In the late 1940s Kvale designed a wildcat called 8mm Kvale. It was intended for use in the German surplus 8mm Mauser M98 that flooded the American market after the war and was therefore nicknamed 'Poor Man's Magnum'. Kvale used the case from the .300 H&H Magnum and reduced the rim diameter so it would fit the bolt of a Mauser M98. The lessons learned from this cartridge were put into the .308 and .358 Norma Magnum.
Cases for the cartridge can be purchased from Norma or made in three ways:
Necking up a 7 mm Remington Magnum case, necking down a .338 Winchester Magnum case, or running .300 Winchester Magnum cases through a full-length sizing die. Since the first two options leave the brass a bit short, the third is generally considered to be the best option. Ammunition for this caliber is not cheap (typically US$50–60 for 20 cartridges) and as such it is mainly of interest only to handloaders who own a rifle chambered in this caliber. The cartridge makes use of a belted case for headspacing.
It's short powder column give it an edge in efficiency over most of the older .30 cal magnums, not including ultra magnums or wsm caliber. the longer neck helps with seating longer/heavier projectiles better than the shorter necked 300 Win Mag. The shorter neck means that the projectile in certain rifles has to go deeper into the case whereby taking up more powder space.
The demise of the Norma Magnum case can be summed up as a marketing failure on Norma's part. Although rifles were available in this caliber, only brass for reloading was available in large quantities, with Norma the only manufacturer of ready made ammo. Winchester, however, was able to produce the popular model 70 rifles in their caliber and mass-produced ready made ammo to the American public. This was the main reason of the 300 Winchester Magnum's popularity over the 308 Norma Mag. The 308 Norma Magnum is considered by many reloaders as a better caliber compared to the 300 Winchester Magnum that essentially replaced it.
I upgraded to a couple 10 rounders and no longer need these! They are AICS platform single stack not AW. We all love made in the USA but across the pond they sure do make one heck of a rifle and these mags are no exception! Looking for $70 a piece shipped PM me if intrested.
(101) 180gr SMK
(112) 220gr SMK(one box unopened)
Trade 1to1 for 212gr ELD-X
May also consider other items in trade or sale @ $.65/ea for the 220s and $.55ea for the 180s. I'm willing to ship for $10 extra.
This is the last one. It’s been stored in a climate/temperature controlled environment. This stuff is great for heavies as well as lighter Bullets in .223, .308 and other calibers as well (see loads listed on the keg).
Less affected by temperature than many other powders out there.
I have a Savage MSR 10 Long Range in .308. 20” barrel, rear and side charging handle, and easily hits sub 1 MOA. Also has a Burris XTR II FFP 5-25X MOA scope and Harris bipod. Shot mostly suppressed. Not strapped for cash, just don’t shoot it and looking to get into bolt rifles, so not accepting...
I have a Kel-tec rfb 308. Comes with 3x scope and bipod. Also comes with 5 Mags roughly 500 rounds. Dont feel like counting. Probably closer to 485 rounds. Will no separate. Consolidating calibers. Meet in Tigard during the week. Andnin Sandy on the weekends. No trades. Cash only! Around 200...
Selling my once-fired brass. Each caliber is from various manufacturers. 10mm brass is mostly brass with a few zinc coated. All are in good shape with minimal to no tarnish, and all cases have been tumbled and polished. Cases are not de-primed. .308 is mixed with some 7.62×51.
-.30-06: 61 cases...
I’ve got an FAL up for trades. Comes with 2 mags, one of them is finicky but the other one runs great. Have about 200 rounds down the barrel.
would like to trade for something in 5.7, 9mm, 45acp
Optic not included
no pistols unless it’s got a brace on it
1610 rounds of used, mixed brand brass. 330 rounds are already primed. I do not know how many times they have been fired.
Price for all 1610 is $250
Price for a 200 round bag is $30
Shipping is extra at $15/200 rounds
I have a Hornady Lock-N-Load AP reloading setup. Should have everything you need to start reloading. It includes 9mm and 45 ACP carbide die sets and a 223 full length die set, all with Lock-N-Load rings. Also includes #16 shell plate for 223 rem, 380 auto, #1 shell plate for 308 and 30/06, #8...
All have been de-capped but not resized. All are once fired. Some have fluting on the case neck. Must pick-up in Charbonneau. Sorry, will not ship. Don‘t hesitate to PM me for any trade offers. Coinbase/metals/cash acceptable also.
Got a couple 8# sealed jugs of Varget. Always stored indoors, climate controlled.
Looking to trade for CCI small pistol primers, or match grade small rifle primers.
Ratio would depend on primers and primer type.
Thanks for looking!
I have the following for sale:
1. SOLD...117 rounds of Federal Premium 308 WIN 168 grain Sierra Matchking BTHP Gold Medal Match GM308M ammo. Midway has them listed: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/953358610 if they had them in stock. I am asking $2.00 each round, or $234 for all 117...