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Old 10-17-2013, 04:43 PM
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Re: 25 wssm

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So 243 WSSM brass will run through my die and all I would have to do is trim and resize?
From the 50 rounder of new 243wssm brass that I did up a few years back, yes. Mike brings up a valid point though that you may have trouble with the thick brass, but I didn't. Your mileage may vary and I would be prepared to ream the brass if it develops a donut.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:31 PM
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Re: 25 wssm

Looks like I got 1,000 new 25WSSM cases, and 100 new 24WSSM cases.
I'd sell em, but not for less than $1ea + sh.
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From the 50 rounder of new 243wssm brass that I did up a few years back, yes. Mike brings up a valid point though that you may have trouble with the thick brass, but I didn't. Your mileage may vary and I would be prepared to ream the brass if it develops a donut.
I have a caliper on a (243wssm reform to 25wssm) round right now and it's .295" at the top of the neck and .296" at the bottom with a 100 grain sierra in the neck. Another measures .296" from top to bottom- also with a 100 grain sierra.There's enough slop in the chamber to wash .001" out. Max. spec in the hornady book is .299 for neck dimension. These brass have been fired and trimmed a couple of times and I'm not sure if they are at the same firing count; likely not as they are in a mixed headstamp box--had a few neck cracks with 25's and filled the box with re-forms. That box is full of sierra 100 gr. pro hunters at 3300 fps with 52.0 gr. Superformance under it lit with a 210. Usually I let the rifle loaf at 3150 with a 100 (or 2850 with a 120), but she screams with that stuff and still holds moa.

It might actually thin the necks out a bit with the necking down. The softer bullets darn near deform stuffing 25wssm brass.
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Re: 25 wssm

I thought I read that you can resize any wssm cartridge to 25wssm. Does that mean that I can resize the 270wssm to the 25wssm or the 243 wssm to the 25 wssm? If this is possible which is the best way to go. I currently have a 270 wssm also, so if this can be down sized [ neck ] to fit the 25 it would be easier on me. Please let me know what the deal is. If I cannot solve the shortage problem I might just sell my 25wssm and 100 rounds and go to a weatherby 257,
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:06 PM
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Re: 25 wssm

There is no 270WSSM
WSSM and WSM are different cartridge lines...
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Re: 25 wssm

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There is no 270WSSM
WSSM and WSM are different cartridge lines...
Sorry about that, but the discussion on the 243 wssm and the 25 wssm, can the 243 be use to make the 25 wssm without major efforts or problems? As usual I am looking for 25wssm loaded or cases for sale.
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Re: 25 wssm

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The work I'm referring to is in donut mitigation in grossly over-thick cases(~20thou+).
To do what you're talking about means turning onto shoulders, then deep annealing, upsizing, then several fire-formings/sizing cycles to reach the point of Win reloading 25wssm brass out of the bag.
Or, you could anneal, upsize, fireform, ,ream out the donut, and size cycle to re-harden necks.

I take 25wssm to 26wssm. But if I shot 25wssm, I would just buy 25wssm brass. Maybe not right now, but eventually.
I may have a bunch of 223 or 243 wssm brass, if you really want to go through all the hassle to change it. I'll look
If you have spare .223 WSSM brass, I might be your man. A buddy has one, and he doesn't like it, so he said he'd sell it to me cheap. So, I might need some brass if the OP doesn't get it.
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