Need help with load for 325WSSM

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by SouthPawShooter, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. SouthPawShooter

    SouthPawShooter Well-Known Member

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    Have a New 325WSM and want to do a load development for it . Berger does not offer any bullets for this caliber. So what are you guys using for this caliber that is great on elk at long distance. I believe it is a 1-10 Twist barrel if that helps.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I recomend the 200 gr Accubond or the Ballistic tip.

    The Winchester loads use a 200 gr Ballistic Silver Tip @ 2950 and 3866 ft/lbs at the muzzle.

    It will reach 650 yards with 1515 ft/lbs and 900 yards with 1000 ft/lbs.

    Both bullets will perform well at all the ranges out to 900 yards on game.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. wyldgene

    wyldgene New Member

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    ...I'm shooting the 220gr. Sierra over 63.5gr. of RL-17 @ 2800fps. Very good accuracy, w/ the high BC. it delivers about 13% more energy @ 600yds. w/ 3" more drop, but 3" less windage (10mph full value) over the 200gr. Accubond. Bullets were designed for 8mmRM velocities, so they're a little tougher, have very good penetration/ expansion. Took 2 cow w/ 'em last year, avg. 70% weight retention, both entered the ribs & took out the humerus on the far shoulder...