Re: 325 wsm
Although I don't own one YET, I'm a fan of the .325. I think the .340 Weatherby is the best elk round ever, and that ammunition is even more expensive than the .325 wsm, but the .325 isn't far behind the .340 in performance. The good news is that this isn't varmint hunting where you go through lots of ammunition. I box of ammunition will last the average elk hunter 3-4 years (or more) once they know the gun and have their drop table.
If you keep your eyes open you'll likely find a used version of what you want fairly cheap. A lot of people bought the .325 without knowing it had recoil. I've seen many of these for sale after less than 10 shots were fired.
Yes, it's easier to get ammunition for a .300 win mag or .300 Weatherby than it is for a .325 wsm and the former cartridges are available in many more variations. If I didn't reload I might not consider the .325 and since I already have a .300 Weatherby I may never buy the .325 wsm, but I'm keeping my eyes open!
Last edited by Buano; 02-28-2011 at 10:22 PM.