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Old 06-13-2003, 05:20 PM
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223wssm and243wssm

what do you guys think about these cartirdges? I was in the gun shop today and took a look at the 223wssm with the ballistics on a 55gr at 3850 and read about the 243wssm 55gr at 4060. No guns made yet, at least we don't have any down here yet just the cartridges. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 06-13-2003, 05:59 PM
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

I have never been interested in short mags of anything. I dont feel they give any significant advantage for me. Thats just my opinion.
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Old 06-13-2003, 06:21 PM
 
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

in my experience the short mags usually burn powder more efficiently than others. they seem to be more accurate too.
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Old 06-13-2003, 07:40 PM
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

they look like compacted 6ppcs to me and we all know how they shoot. In my mind I to think that they would be some really awsome bugers. I think that I may be intrested in the 243 wssm. that thing is slinging a 90 gr. bullet at 3250 feet per second. Now to me that is pretty impressive. I think that they would make a real good starter gun for youngens after of course the red rider bb gun and then the pellet gun and then the 22LR and then to one of these awsome little dudes.
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Old 06-14-2003, 07:34 PM
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

I am going on a p-dog shoot next week and we will be shooting the .223 WSSM, will let you guys know how it performs vs the .22-250's and standard .223's that I will also be using.
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Old 06-16-2003, 03:19 PM
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

As a high volume varmint cartridge, they may prove to be too much of a good thing. Barrel life with cartridges like 22/250 and 220 swift is short enough without stuffing more powder down the bore. The extra vel still does not make up for low BC bullets. I doubt they will increase the range or wind bucking significantly. I guess Ian will give us more insight soon.

Where they are really interesting is the bases for LR cartridges in 6mm, and 6.5. Personally, I would look at an improved version of the 243WSSM for a 6.5 or 7mm 1km BR cartridge. The case capacity is perfect and the short fat case may lead to some accuracy benefits. Would make a close competitor with the 6.5-284. With a longer neck, the WSSM could have better throat life.

If left in the 243 state, I would definitely look at 105 to 115gr type bullets, slow twist and a min. 26" barrel. Now we can push these bullets to 3200fps without scary pressures. Wonder if the bullets will stay together? Any 6-284 shooters out there with info?

Good stuff..

Jerry
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Old 06-16-2003, 05:59 PM
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Re: 223wssm and243wssm

Jerry I am kinda like you when it comes to the 6mm and 6.5 mm bullet out of this fat little case, seams to me that they would really be good for a long range target or even a varmint gun at that or for anything under a thousand yards. I think that I will try one of the 243 wssm in the near future. If I don'y like that I can always rebarrel it into a 6.5 custom. being it is winchester I wonder if this action would be good to build a custom off of? good question for somebody here to answer if they don't mind.
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