Re: New .325 WSM (8mm)
I have shot the .325 extensively, hunted with it up in Alaska. This is a hard hitting, flat shooting short magnum. Recoil is very manageable, the Super Shadow rifle I shot was heavy enough and had a mushy recoil pad so the rifle was easy to control.
Shot it out to 500 on paper and steel, 800 on a rock guessing it was about the size of a basketball. Very uniform ammo, easily some of the best I have ever run chronograph tests on - 3 ten shot strings for both the 200 and 220 gr. bullet resulted in incredibly similar averages. Accuracy at 100 yards ranged from just a smidge over 0.5" to about 1.25-1.5". Rifle was stock, scope was so-so until I put on a Leupold MK4 MRT, then got best accuracy.
Impressive looking cartridge, 200 gr. at 2950 fps says it all.