325 wsm load help

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cowboy717, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. I've just aquired a custom 325 wsm at the gun shop that I help at from time to time. Its a rem 700 long action with what the owner stated was a hart barrel and that's all he knew about it and he was the original owner. Looks like a #5 contour. Fluted. But its bedded (poorly) into the original sps stock. And a poorly reworked older rem trigger.
    So back to loads. Ive just bought 200gr matchkings and brass. Does anyone have any starting points for this caliber?
    Thanks guys
     
  2. ShortMag3

    ShortMag3 Well-Known Member

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    I developed the below load with a 200gr Barnes TSX in a short action with a Douglas barrel.
    With a long action you can seat the bullet out to the lands.
    I recommend starting at 60gr and .015 off the lands.

    Winchester Brass
    Primers - Fed 215M Large Rifle Magnum
    Powder RL17 64.5gr - 3000 FPS, 3997 Ft Lbs
    Bullets - 200gr Barnes TSX, BC .421, 2.825 OAL

    ShortMag3