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Hornady says NO to the .300WSM

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Unread 12-30-2009, 04:04 PM
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Hornady says NO to the .300WSM

I emailed and asked if they carried any .300WSM ammunition:

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I'm wondering if you produce any rifle ammunition in .300 WSM? Your Superformance ammunition looks like something I would like to try but I'm not able to find anything in .300 WSM at all on your list of available products.

Is that a cartridge you manufacture or plan to? Thanks for your time.
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Thank you for your inquiry. Sorry we don't and won't. A royalty is required. You might note WSM's are being chambered by fewer gun company's because of inherent feeding problems, increased manufacturing costs, and royalty.
Thank you again for your inquiry.
So is that true? There is inherent feeding problems, and increased manufacturing costs?
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    Unread 12-30-2009, 04:45 PM
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    Re: Hornady says NO to the .300WSM

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    So is that true? There is inherent feeding problems, and increased manufacturing costs?
    My Sako 300 WSM cycles as smooth as butter. Feeding problems are a lack of design.
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    Re: Hornady says NO to the .300WSM

    The Royalty part is definitely true.

    There are occasional complaints as to feeding but not enough to kill the cartridge.

    I had one and had no issue and liked it a bit better than the 300mag.

    I had no feeding issues either.

    Only time will tell if it has the legs to stand the test of time but I would bet it does...
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    Re: Hornady says NO to the .300WSM

    My Browning Eclipse in 300 wsm feeds great an shoots really great to 1K yards....no problem here
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    Re: Hornady says NO to the .300WSM

    Between myself and friends we probably have 8 WSM's. No feeding problems reported. I consider it a non-issue with this cartridge in a well designed action.
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    Re: Hornady says NO to the .300WSM

    I wonder which actions they don't feed in???
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    Re: Hornady says NO to the .300WSM

    Translation. Hornady is buddy buds with ruger and would rather make new mostly redundant cartridges instead of supporting other calibers. Dont get me wrong, I like hornady a lot. But i scratch my head when I look at the creedmoor and the new ruger compact magnums. Seems to me if they had just supported the 260 and the wsm's they would have been better off. However, im not a marketing major
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