SOCOM Chooses 300 Norma Mag
Someone with some wisdom seems to be making the precision rifle choices for SOCOM. :) The .300NM is an absolute beast in the ELR cartridge category.
No more belted magnums! Finally when someone says, well the army uses 300WM we can counter with well SOCOM uses the 300NM.
I kid of course.
Glad to see the military doing something intelligent for a change.
How's the barrel life compare to a 338 (Norma or Lapua)? it's hard to argue with that performance at a lower recoil, but I can't imagine it's more than 1000 or so rounds.
I've not burned up a 300NM before, but from what I'm seeing, it's not too hard to get 1200-1800rnds out of one.