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.300WSM conversion to .325WSM?

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Unread 10-21-2005, 09:35 PM
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.300WSM conversion to .325WSM?

Would anyone tell me the possibility of changing a .300wsm to a .325wsm and the pro's and con's of doing so. I have heard a lot about both and the .325wsm seems like a significant jump in power and range. Looking at a Savage model 12BVSS for the weapon platform. Would it require the rifle to become a single shot or would I be able to retain the internal mag well?
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Unread 10-22-2005, 06:09 AM
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Re: .300WSM conversion to .325WSM?

Hi Echo,
If you buy any rifle chambered for any WSM it is possible to re-barrel for any of the other WSMs because they all share the same parent case.
Feding from the magazine will not be a problem.


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Unread 10-23-2005, 04:15 PM
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Re: .300WSM conversion to .325WSM?

Intersting, What does a 325 do that a 300 can't...

did you put any of yur data through any ballistic programs?

I don't see any real eye popping data... keep in mind your bullet selection in the 30 cal range is significantly better

my .02
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Unread 10-23-2005, 08:27 PM
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Re: .300WSM conversion to .325WSM?


Depending on what you are planning to do with the rifle, the 325 may or may not offer you more power then the 300 WSM.

For closer range shooting it will offer more dramatic terminal effects then the smaller caliber 300. By that I mean the heavier, larger diameter bullets will have more effect on heavy game at close to moderate ranges.

Because of the better BC of most 30 cal bullet though, at longer range the 300 will have an advantage in retained velocity, energy and with same bullet design, they generally penetrate deeper as well.

Again, it depends on the range you will be using and also on what type of critters will be hunted.

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