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| .308 Norma Magnum Type Rifle Place of origin Sweden colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Production history Designer Norma Designed 1960 Manufacturer Norma Produced 1960 to 1961 components only, 1961 to present as loaded ammunition colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Parent case .300 Winchester Magnum Case type Rimless, Belted Bullet diameter .308 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Neck diameter .340 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Base diameter .512 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Rim diameter .530 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Case length 2.56 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Overall length 3.30 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Primer type large rifle magnum Maximum pressure 55,100 psi (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Source: http://www.norma.cc

The .308 Norma Magnum cartridge was created by Norma of Sweden. It is a .338 Winchester Magnum case necked down to .308. While it appeared to have a bright future initially, it was soon superseded in popularity by the .300 Winchester Magnum.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 strength.

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Cartridge:rifles

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