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Old 10-10-2007, 10:50 AM
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325 Wsm

I have a buddy that just bought one of these. What does anyone know about them ?

Loads it likes, accuracy, etc.

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Old 10-10-2007, 03:20 PM
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I know they should have made a .338WSM instead of the .325!
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:35 PM
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I know they should have made a .338WSM instead of the .325!
I read in RifleShooter a while back (maybe two years) that they tried this and couldn't make it work for some reason. I think Craig Boddington wrote the article. I looked on the site and couldn't find the article.

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Old 10-10-2007, 05:04 PM
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.325 Wsm

Here is a link to one article .325 WSM

And their reason:
"We decided not to pursue that," a Winchester engineer told me last summer. "Boosting diameter to .338 left us short of matching the ballistic performance of the .338 Winchester." The company opted instead for an 8mm (.323) bullet. A 200-grain bullet from the .325 WSM has higher sectional density than a 200-grain .338 bullet, but there's plenty of bullet base for a high-speed launch at reasonable pressure.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:16 PM
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Eh, I think they missed the boat on that one. The .338 Federal is doing just fine and it doesn't match the .338 winmag's ballistics. The difference is if they went to the .338 the cartridge would have four times the bullet selection as with the 8mm. I'm thinkin' one day I might have to wildcat that sucker out to .338 and see what she'll do.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:20 PM
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I have shot the .325 since before it was introduced, had a custom rifle built by GA Precision (M70 CRF, Mike Rock barrel, McMillan HTG, NXS 3.5-15x50) on it so I could shoot it before the factory rifles hit the shelves. One missconception is that there are not many bullets available for the 8mm caliber. I have 16 different bullets here and know of several more. My favorite is the 200 Accubond, Winchester's factory loading usually shoots very well in my rifles. I load 4831 SC and 200 Matchkings for long range killing, works extremely well. The cartridge is accurate and an effective killer in my experience. My longest shot is 530 yards on a mule deer buck.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:08 AM
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Thanks guys. Any load info at all ? He is looking at setting up for Elk and Mule deer I think.

He is newer to hand loading, but I plan to help him along. I am just not familiar with this round.

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