.338 Norma Magnum (no ontology)

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.338 Norma Magnum (also referred to as .338 Norma or .338 NM) is a rifle caliber designed in 2008 by Jimmie Sloan and produced by Swedish manufacturer Norma. Similar in performance to .338 Lapua Magnum, .338 Norma can be and often is loaded with the same projectiles as those for .338 Lapua, achieving the same, if not similar overall cartridge length. While .338 Norma can theoretically be used in all of the same roles as .338 LM, it is primarily known for being the caliber in which the LWMMG (Lightweight Medium Machine Gun) is chambered for, making it the first man-portable .338 caliber belt-fed machine gun in the world, granting it much greater range and power than traditional 7.62mm LMGs.

In the Mazes, it is one of the so-called rare calibers, ammunition for which no standard production firearms and no boxed ammunition exists, but for which certain Maze Customs services are available.

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +6 282% 268% 254% 226% 184% 141% 71% 21%

How to read this?

  • Cannot be purchased in a gun shop or a weapon shop; thus no retail loads exist for this caliber.
  • No retail brands available ; All ammunition found in the wild are random handloads.
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 12 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 4 - Heavy

Handloading information

  • Primer type: Large rifle magnum
  • Powder type: Rifle
  • Projectile type: .338, 300 grain
  • Standard load: 1000 pwdr
    • -P load: 900 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 167 P$ (3.333 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 7.59 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

No standard weapons are compatible with .338 Norma Magnum ; it is a rare caliber.

Maze Customs

  • Customs weapon families: Available as a chambering for the Rem700 family.
  • Minor services: LWMMG Enhanced (Tactical conversion for the LWMMG, see below), Hildigard (Minor rechambering for the Alexander Arms Ulfberht), +HILDIGARD+ FA (Full-auto conversion for the Hildigard), Big Problem ULR (Minor rechambering for the Bad News ULR), SRS-A2 (Tactical conversion for the Desert Tech SRS-A1), SRS-A2 Covert (Tactical conversion for the Desert Tech SRS-A1 Covert)
  • Crafting and specs docs: LWMMG

Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Short rifle Up to 19.9" 0.85x
Rifle 20" and beyond 1x


.338 NM FMJ

See also

Real life information