Big stuff

  • Left to right: 338 Cheytac, 7-300 Norma, 308win for scale.


  • Shooting bottle caps at 5 miles? I don't hate anything bad enough to shoot it with that CheyTac. Have fun with it and I'll read the story.

  • Not much of a story. I've played with em before. Just needed to get this one ready for a customer.


    Even with hearing protection... I shot this thing 3 times a few mins ago and I feel like I've been punched in the nose a little bit. Absolutely VICIOUS muzzle blast. I really don't like shooting big stuff unsuppressed. Hate it... actually.

  • Crazy, didn't even know that was a thing I guess. What's the MV like?

  • Depends on the bullet. I pushed a 250SMK to just shy of 3400 and a 300gr just about there. As with everything though, mild loads seem to be best. A 300gr around 3150 to 3200 seems to have a lot of potential.

    Frankly, I like the smaller stuff better. The SRS platform is easier to get along with and I can say that the significantly smaller recoil impulse of the smaller cartridges allows for much more precise shots. There's a place for the big stuff, but I just don't have as much fun with it as I used to. 300NM is about as big as I like spending a lot of time behind these days. Though getting the experience I have with the big stuff was invaluable. Having it certainly gives me perspective.

  • Is the 7-300 NM a step up from 7 LRM?

    How about brass availability and cost?
    Are they about equal?

  • @hypo said:

    Is the 7-300 NM a step up from 7 LRM?

    Yes. .585 bolt face vs .540 bolt face.

    @hypo said:

    How about brass availability and cost?

    About $2 each for both. It's easier to find 300NM brass than 7LRM.