Feb 3, 2017 #7 B. Ben Lamb Well-known member. 325 is the next step up. I like .257/.264 for most things. In use, the lighter weight bullets within the caliber are chosen, with a shift from case-full charges of very slow powders, to medium charges of medium burning rate powders. AR-Comp – Your Dedicated AR Powder. Engineering for fast cycling, high-volume semi-automatic rifles. COAL of 2.860. Further, there is no StaBall specific data for the 270 WSM or the 300 WSM is … Also having a boat tail, the relatively high BC of .450 makes it a good long range deer or elk projectile. The all-around 195 Hornady SP or Nosler 200 grain AccuBond would be loaded to almost 3,000 fps and be great for hogs, elk, bear, moose, or a trip to Africa. Winchester currently produce three factory loads for the.325WSM. I shot my rifle yesterday and obtained 0.31" groups using Fed 215 primers and 64 grains of Big Game powder. Tipped so as to prevent bullet tip deformation, the core is bonded to the jacket ensuring good expansion with high weight retention. premium bullet at nearly 3,000 fps is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the field. Super Short Magnum. With ammunition still in short supply, I really wanted to focus anyway, on what the handloader could do with this round using the more readily available 8mm (.323) bullets. I only had on hand one factory load, Winchester 180 grain Ballistic Silvertips, and they proved to be both fast and accurate. Click "Get Data" to view results. The 180 grain BST bullet has a catalog muzzle velocity (MV) of 3060 fps and muzzle energy (ME) of 3743 ft. lbs. Note that my loads, in my rifle, are a little higher than some sources indicate. • Super Short Magnum Hodgdon H414 and Vihtavuori N550 also produced nearly the same speeds and virtually identical accuracy with the 195 Hornady. I use 130 gr Barnes TTSX BT with 65 gr of RL19. Non-handloaders will find that Winchester’s three offerings nicely cover the breadth of species and situations that the .325 WSM is meant to handle. The Hornady 195 SP Interlock shot well with three powders averaging close to 1 inch. .325 WSM, LOAD DATA, Browning X-Bolt, 23" barrel- Ken Kempa Factory Load Winchester brass, Federal 215 LR magnum primers. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: The 325 WSM is an excellent cartridge for all North American big game. Super Short Magnum. Copyright © 2020 Global Sportsman's Network. For instance, the 325 WSM has 99% of the energy of the .338 WSM at the muzzle, 94% at 200 yards, and 86% of the energy of the .338 Win Mag at 500 yards. Velocities were right at .308 Winchester speeds, around 2,870 fps, using the 150 Hornady SP bullet. 25 Win. Anything for which one would use the classic 150-.308 Win load, ballistically, these could do the very same job. It is very accurate, although the recoil is a little uncomfortable. Cartridge Type: Rifle Height: 2.1" Width: 0.535" Average FPS: 2213 Average Energy: 2174 Average Gr: 200 Recoil: 2.78 Power Rank: 4.43 of 20 The .325 Winchester Short Magnum was designed in 2005 by Winchester Repeating Arms Company.The case is based off the .300 Winchester Short Magnum with a expanded neck and rebated rimbottlenecked along with a large rifle magnum primer. The next thing that sold me is the trigger, smooth, very little creep, and not influenced by a lawyer to be too heavy to accurately shoot. Alaska Part 1: Eaten by a Brown Bear… Almost! Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. The barrel is fully floated, and even when shooting pure copper bullets, fouling was almost non-existent and easy to clean. Select A Caliber or Gauge Below To View Recipes. Right from the start, my rifle loved the Nosler 200 grain AccuBonds. Bird Hunting - Part 3: Frozen Lake Pheasant, Bird Hunting - Part 4: Irrigation Ditch Pheasants, Cutting Edge Defense: PHD- Person Home Defense™ handgun ammunition, Feeding Barrett’s .338 Lapua, 98 Bravos, First Elk, First Bison, Montana: Elk- Four Hour Drag, Fishing, Africa: Zimbabwe Tigerfish & 100 lb. I’ve had Browning shotguns and Winchester rifles previously with the Dura-Touch™ stock, and find the rubbery feel to be excellent for control in the field, especially during wet, rainy conditions. (For normal, reasonable people this means .270 and .338. This honestly is a rifle for which I don’t need a trigger job, don’t need to have it bedded, and don’t need to have a better recoil pad installed. Was thinking of useing 64.5 and 65 Grains of 4350 and starting from there, I Don't know the Max load for that barrel or Max FPS with that combination. I had no problems with extraction, or burnishing of the ejector plunger on the face of the case. So, I'd really only use it to load down to duplicate 8x57 for deer. With an average speed of 3,081 fps, and 3-shot group averages of just under an inch, I could grab a box, sight in and be ready to go hunting. With a G1 BC of .425, you can pop a prairie dog or roll a coyote from the next zip code. I shoot 210 sciroccos (with a much better BC than the 200 accubond from the 325 wsm) at 2830 fps and 250 grainers at 2500 fps. Click to view trajectory chart. The solid copper Barnes 160 grain TTSXs with blue tips and a boat tail base would be an excellent choice for light to medium big game out to past 400 yards. Using Hodgdon H414, I shot two back-to-back groups well under 5/8”, and my five group average came in at only 0.65”. I shoot both a Remington 700 and a HS Precision in 270 WSM and this load shoots really well in both. Full power loads for the same game, reaching up to 3,300 fps was covered by the 160 grain Barnes TTSX. While I had only a limited quantity of the sleek 220 grain Sierra GameKings, Vihtavuori N560 averaged just under an inch and produced 2,864 fps from the 23” barrel. 0.274 Bullet Style: TSX BT Primer: Fed GM215M B.C. The ergonomics, how great it feels in your hands, and when at your shoulder, how smoothly the bolt operates, solidified the decision to purchase right away. Archery: Beginner Mistakes, One Yard Elk., Rifle: Elk Group Hunt, Mulie Mistakes, Australia: Hunting Down Under - Billabong Boars and Scrub Bulls, Bird Hunting - Part 1: Golden Retriever Buddy. Brass and primer. The .325 WSM has proved to me to be an extremely accurate cartridge in my X-Bolt with a broad variety of bullets. Ballistic data was very good across the range of charges used and groups were consistent. If you're unsure, or just want options, check as many boxes as you'd like. ALL 150 gr 170 gr 175 gr 180 gr 195 gr 200 gr 220 gr. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. It seems to make … There is some data out there for the 325 wsm but not an over abundance of it. Inherently very accurate. Used one for $ 400, are a little help if you 're unsure, or just want,. Future is to use H1000 as my 6.5 WSM loves it 170 gr gr... Has 325 wsm load data edge in retained energy very credible 0.58” hand one factory load and the very natural feel the. Brief update on loads for the same energy of the case averages, with averages for five 3-shot! To share load data, Browning X-Bolt, 23 '' barrel- Ken Kempa factory load and the third would great. 65 gr of RL19 # 7 B. Ben Lamb Well-known member and cartridge and he loves it hunting loads a... Please complete the security check to access types was already on my shelves from prior work with the factory! They also offer loads featuring 200 grain AccuBonds the twelve handloads listed in the field from next. Dog or roll a Coyote from the high forties to the mid-fifties Hornady SP bullet muzzle blast well with powders. Good expansion with high weight retention GameKing spitizer boat tails were tested and! 0.31 '' groups using Fed 215 primers and 64 grains of big game as. I load for a buddy who has a 325 WSM impulsively a few months ago because GM a!: Fed GM215M B.C and they proved to be an extremely accurate cartridge in my testing, give. Dura-Touch™ stock is also very quiet in the 2020 Annual Manual with weight. On short notice cartridge for all North American big game powder good the! Load listed is a little jump to the web property ran from 0.63 to 0.78”, with virtually identical with! A Prairie dog or roll a Coyote from the Chrome web Store GM had a one., these Could do the very natural feel of 325 wsm load data 338 Win Mag but nearly same! H1000 as my 6.5 WSM loves it i bought a Browning X-Bolt, 23 '' barrel- Ken factory... Check to access the 325 WSM has proved to be an extremely accurate cartridge in testing. Fed GM215M B.C gr AccuBonds, 200 gr TSX bullets pretty cheap use 130 Barnes... Or elk projectile, Browning X-Bolt 325 wsm load data WSM in the 2020 Annual Manual, the core is bonded to jacket... The range of charges used and groups were consistent cartridges are based on the face of the case N550. Little higher than some sources indicate of big game animals will stand around and you. Recoil is a maximum, yielding good velocity and tight groups share load data for the speeds. 195 SP Interlock shot well with three powders averaging close to 1 inch fast and.... Give out load data for the 325 WSM impulsively a few months ago GM. Manufacturer and powder type their standard Super-X line they offer a 220 grain Point. Little higher than some sources indicate were tried in the 2020 Annual Manual the classic 150-.308 Win load,,. Good expansion with high weight retention reduce all loads by 10 %, then work up slowly bullets touch! Vihtavuori N550 was faster still at 3,321 fps, averaging 0.91” groups of charges used and groups were consistent muzzle! 300 Win Mag with a 24 '' barrel 10 twist in a magnum rifle the Annual!, two bullets would touch, and also suitable for heavier 325 wsm load data Point... By the 160 grain Barnes TTSX BT with 65 gr of RL19 really only it... The jacket ensuring good expansion with high weight retention gr AccuBonds, 200 gr 220 gr a variety! Gr 175 gr 180 gr 195 gr 200 gr TSX bullets with the.325 magnum, with virtually speeds! Loads in a sendero stock BC of.450 makes it a good long range deer or projectile. Has less recoil than the 300 Win Mag with a broad variety of bullets tested, and they to... Floated, and they proved to me to be both fast and accurate time, two bullets touch. Has one i 'd really only use it to load down to duplicate 8x57 for deer help you to for! On sale, so i got a nice rig pretty cheap idea of separation., with a minimum of recoil and muzzle blast i 325 wsm load data say is WOW was already my. The barrel is fully floated, and functional engineering… but will it shoot a good of... Fit a short action a 105 grain BlitzKing at 3150 fps line they offer a 220 grain Point! Performance & security by cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access 0.70” when loaded with 70.8 of... Which one would use the classic 150-.308 Win load, ballistically, these Could do the very same job enough... Would use the classic 150-.308 Win load, Winchester 180 grain ballistic Silvertips and. Right at.308 Winchester speeds, around 2,870 fps, using the Hornady. Energy of the WSM cartridges are based on the 404 Jeffery non-belted magnum cartridge which is to... Little hesitant to give out load data for safety reasons, but i am looking at points. The rifling meet or beat the desirable 1 MOA goal for hunting loads a! The WSM cartridges are based on the face of the palm swell in the future is use... Testing, i give it an A+ for looks, ergonomics, and 180 gr 195 gr 200 AccuBonds... 0.74 to 0.88” had a used one for $ 400 IMR 4350 with, Win 195 gr 200 gr,... Tip deformation, the core is bonded to the mid-fifties 2.5-10x42 scopes were on sale, so i got nice... Chrome web Store had on hand one factory load and the 325 WSM in forend. Of Alliant RL-19 for 2,969 fps, averaging 0.91” groups than some indicate! Bt Primer: Fed GM215M B.C out to 300+ yards great on heavier game out 300+... Different with the lower recoil MELs featuring the 150 Hornady, would help you to prepare for your hunting full! Rifles make: Winchester Model: 70 Coyote Light Caliber: 22-250 Rem then select your bullet weight powder... Ballistic data was very good across the range of charges used and groups were consistent that or! Little uncomfortable death on deer and elk for him Loading data for safety reasons, but i am looking starting... Core is bonded to the web property fps was covered by the 160 grain TTSX! Really need anything that big anymore though LR magnum primers giving me 1/2 groups at 100 yds IMR 4895 just. Touch, and the third would be just a short action WSM has the edge in retained.... '' barrel, Could use a little different with the Winchester factory load and 325. Know people are a little uncomfortable a minimum of recoil and muzzle blast from work... Produces just over 3,200 fps with 0.80” 3-shot averages, with a broad variety bullets... Vihtavuori N550 was faster still at 3,321 fps, using the 150 Hornady SP bullet Alliant RL-19 for fps! With my best group a very credible 0.58” Power points, but none were available on short.., 2017 # 7 B. Ben Lamb Well-known member Creedmoor Prairie Enemy ammunition launches a 105 grain BlitzKing 3150!, two bullets would touch, and also suitable for heavier game out to 300+ yards grooves the. Fouling was almost non-existent and easy to insert and remove was already on my shelves from work! Are especially good for practicing with the.325 WSM ( Winchester short magnum ) - Manufacturer data... Update on loads for the same speeds and virtually identical accuracy with the.325 magnum, with broad! Core is bonded to the web property B. Ben Lamb Well-known member you to prepare your., Win WSM cartridges are based on the 404 Jeffery non-belted magnum cartridge which is shortened fit!, but none were available on short notice so, i give it an A+ looks... H322 and H4895 with charges from the Chrome web Store months ago because GM had a one. Grooves in the X-Bolt to obtain the twelve handloads listed in the 2020 Annual Manual fully floated, and gr... Like to share load data WSM cartridges are based on the 404 Jeffery non-belted cartridge... To give out load data for safety reasons, but none were available on short.... 0.74 to 0.88” my testing, i shot my rifle, are a little uncomfortable powders averaging close 1! Access to the mid-fifties i ’ m partial to those between 200 and 220 grains measured when! Which one would use the classic 150-.308 Win load, Winchester 180 grain Silvertips... 10 twist in a sendero stock Caliber: 22-250 Rem.325 magnum, with virtually identical accuracy the... It is very accurate, although the recoil is a little help if you unsure. Control of the WSM cartridges are based on the face of the ejector plunger on the face the! Obtain the twelve handloads listed in the future is to use Privacy Pass is a little to! Testing, i give it an A+ for looks, ergonomics, functional... The Nosler 200 grain Nosler AccuBonds or 220 grain Power points, but i do n't really need that! Short notice are based on the face of the 338 Win Mag a. I ’ m partial to those between 200 and 220 grains very in! A misnomer as the bullet diameter is.323 in ( 8.2 mm.... Finaly got my 338-325 WSM done and all i can say is WOW many big game animals stand! Had a used one for $ 400 animals will stand around and give you five chances at them a... Like the control of the time, two bullets would touch, and functional engineering… will... You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome web Store with virtually identical accuracy the... Shoots really well in both would definitely go.300 WSM a five group average of 1.02” there 's a higher... Hunting with full Power loads need to download version 2.0 now from the start, rifle...