.325 WSM

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by BIG DOG, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. BIG DOG

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    I JUST WENT TO THE KIMBER WEBSITE TO SEE THE SPECS ON THE 8400 MONTANA(HOPING FOR A LEFTY.) THEY HAD A PRESS RELEASE FROM WINCHESTER ON A .325 WSM. WHY WOULD THEY DESIGN A CARTRIDGE AROUND THE 8MM BULLET AS OPPOSED TO THE .338?
     
  2. Guest

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    My best guess is that they'r trying to be as innovative as possible without committing to a new caliber. In 338 we have about 5 or 6 factory rounds. In 323 there are two. They are thinking there a hunters out there looking for something on the big side of their all-American 308 cal, but won't rattle your teeth.
    It's all marketing. A 200g .323" bullet going 2800 or whatever is going to work great. No reason in particular not to like it.
    But it's hard to imagine this outselling a 338 WSM. I really don't get it honestly.
    One gets the feeling that the market is becoming so unbearably saturated, that "new" ideas are near impossible. What a great time to be a shooter. [​IMG]