325 wsm?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Deerhntr71, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Deerhntr71

    Deerhntr71 Well-Known Member

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    What is your thoughts on the 325WSM, if the 300WSM is good, would the 325WSM be just as good if not better?
     

  2. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    "Better for what?" would be my first question. Better for big bear at close range? Better for long distance hunting? Give us an idea of the application or intended use for the gun, and I'm sure several of us will weigh in on the matter.
     

  3. Deerhntr71

    Deerhntr71 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking long range hunting, maybe not 1, 000 yards, deer and elk up to 500 - 700 yards.
     
  4. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    Given the capabilities of both rounds, I would lean towards the 300 WSM for the following reason: Better choice of bullets with higher BC's. The 325 WSM case holds three more grains than the 300 WSM. For me, that is not enough of a difference to offset the selection of bullets. Compare similar weight bullets for each caliber. You just can't get the BC's in the 325 that you can with the 300. If LR shooting is the goal, my nod goes to the 300 WSM.
     
  5. Archery1973

    Archery1973 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 325 WSM. I like it but I only use it for larger game at 300 yards and in. I'm not saying it's not capable of more but that's what I use it for.
     
  6. Southwind

    Southwind Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with a 325 wsm, however when I looked into one I found there is noting it will do that the 300 wsm won't do as well if not better. I say that based on available bullet selection for 30 cal vs. 325/8 mm.