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===================================================================. The Delta L problem article explains this problem in more detail.[4]. magnum class cartridge (depending on the hunters recoil threshold) for the larger bear species such as the Alaskan brown bear and the polar bear.

Then in 2001 Winchester announced the release of the .270 WSM and the 7mm WSM cartridges. The .325 WSM being an 8mm cartridge could find favor among European hunters for elk (European moose), wild boar as its performance is similar to the vaunted 8×68mm S cartridge. [1][2], The name of the cartridge is a misnomer as the bullet diameter is .323 in (8.2 mm). Combining the velocity of the .300 Winchester Magnum with the knockdown power of the .338 Winchester Magnum, the .325 Winchester Short Magnum offers the power needed to take on big game animals in a lighter short action rifle. The closest if not slightly better because of the bullet selection to the 325 in ballistics, is the 338 RCM. From left to right: Last edited on 9 September 2020, at 20:13, The .300 Winchester Short Magnum, Allan Jones - December 18, 2018, www.shootingtimes.com, free current C.I.P. The cartridge was introduced by Winchester Ammunition in 2005. However, these later two cartridges have a distinct edge of being able to seat long heavy 220 gr (14 g) bullets without encroaching upon the powder space. [3], The .325 Winchester Short Magnum is a Delta L problem cartridge, meaning it can present unexpected chambering and/or feeding problems.
Most outfitters recommend at least a .30 to .37 cal. Higher chamber pressure results in higher muzzle velocities. (Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives) rulings the .325 Winchester Short Magnum can handle up to 435 MPa (63,091 psi) piezo pressure. are offered by premium bullet makers such as Nosler, Sierra, Barnes, Woodleigh, Swift, Hornady and other major manufactures.

The .325 Winchester Short Magnum was designed to take on the thick-skinned and heavy-shouldered big game animals found from Alaska to Africa. The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 254 mm (1 in 10 in), 4 grooves, Ø of the lands = 8.00 mm, Ø grooves = 8.20 mm, land width = 4.47 mm and the primer type is large rifle.

It was for this reason that Winchester introduced the WSSM cartridge case to load sub .27 caliber (6.8mm) bullets.

These bullets are constructed of copper, which is about 20% less density than that of a conventional lead bullet.

Americans would define the shoulder angle at alpha/2 ≈ 35 degrees.

Originally, Winchester released the Ultimate Shadow, Camo Ultimate Shadow, Classic Featherweight, Classic Laminated, Super Grade RMEF (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation) and Super Grade III in the 325 WSM while Browning chambered the 325 WSM in their A-Bolt, X-Bolt and BAR rifle lines. The .325 WSM being an 8mm cartridge could find favor among European hunters for elk (European moose), wild boar as its performance is similar to the vaunted 8×68mm S cartridge. [1], When introduced, Winchester offered the cartridge loaded with a 180 gr (12 g) Ballistic Silvertip at 3,060 ft/s (930 m/s) (SBST325S), a 200 gr (13 g) Combined Technologies Accubond at 2,950 ft/s (900 m/s) (S325WSMCT), and a 220 gr (14 g) Power-Point at 2,840 ft/s (870 m/s) (X325WSM). Typical rifles for the WSM line of cartridges have barrels between 22–24 in (560–610 mm) which is less than the typical magnum rifle. Earlier introductions of 8mm cartridges in North America were met with failure, as the .30 caliber (7.62 mm) was generally considered the caliber of choice among American hunters. [1], The introduction of the .325 WSM in 2005 took the shooting public by surprise, as the 8mm caliber did not have a following in North America.

Due to the necessity of seating heavier longer bullets more deeply into the powder column due to the short design and maximum overall length of the .325 WSM cartridge, velocity drops off as bullet weight increases. 325 WSM. Nov 9, 2019 #1 R. Rich Coyle Well-Known Member.

If a 300 wsm will kill a bear so will a 325 and a 338, the 325 just gives me dang good performance, plenty of knock down, and not a lot of recoil.

(Commission Internationale Permanente pour l'Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives) rulings the .325 Winchester Short Magnum can handle up to 435 MPa (63,091 psi) piezo pressure. pressure to certify for sale to consumers. The 325 WSM had the same problem but also was a victim of poor quality rifles. The WSM case was designed to be loaded with .30 caliber (7.62mm) bullets. [4] The understanding was that such cartridges would provide greater efficiency and uniformity in burning the powder charge which in turn would promote a greater inherent accuracy of the cartridge. WSM and WSSM family of cartridges. WSM and WSSM family of cartridges. It was intended to take medium and large bodied, dangerous thin skinned game up to 1800 lbs. 1; 2; 3; Next. The German 8×68mm S cartridge introduced in 1939 is probably the closest ballistic twin of the .325 Winchester Short Magnum.

Bullet weights from 125 gr. CD-ROM version download (ZIP and RAR format), https://military.wikia.org/wiki/.325_Winchester_Short_Magnum?oldid=5027616. This comparison is not totally objective since the 8mm Remington Magnum and .325 WSM operate at 448.16 MPa (65000 psi), the 8×68mm S at 440 MPa (63817 psi), the 8×64mm S at 405 MPa (58740 psi) and the 7.92×57mm Mauser at 390 MPa (56564 psi) maximum chamber pressure. The common rifling twist rate for this cartridge is 254 mm (1 in 10 in), 4 grooves, Ø of the lands = 8.00 mm, Ø grooves = 8.20 mm, land width = 4.47 mm and the primer type is large rifle.
The rebated rim design allows for the cartridge to utilize actions chambered for rifles based on the .375 Holland & Holland bolt face diameter.[5]. The resulting mono-metal bullets are typically longer, which requires these bullets to be seated more deeply to meet standards set for the cartridge and allow reliable feeding and cycling of the cartridges in rifles. On the other hand, the proportions of .325 Winchester Short Magnum promote good internal ballistic efficiency that allows the .325 Winchester Short Magnum to fire shorter lighter bullets at slightly higher muzzle velocities whilst using less propellant than the classically proportioned 8x68mm S. Maximum muzzle velocity comparison in % of the probably most proliferated European and American 8 mm rifle cartridges out of 650 mm (25.59 in) long barrels loaded with relatively light to heavy 8 mm bullets to their CIP or SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute) sanctioned maximum pressures. However, on the contrary to what some competitive shooters and sportsman believe and as mentioned above, there are quite an array of bullet sizes and shapes to choose from if you reload.

The .325 Winchester Short Magnum was designed to take on the thick-skinned and heavy-shouldered big game animals found from Alaska … pressure to certify for sale to consumers. Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics.325 WSM? The .325 Winchester Short Magnum is considerably shorter and fatter and has a more radical rebated rim, much steeper shoulder angle and a shorter neck (7.82 mm) than the 8×68mm S. This makes the 8×68mm S case with its 9.11 mm long neck better suited for loading long heavier bullets and due to its sleeker exterior shape bound to cycle more reliably in bolt-action rifles in extreme situations. .325 Winchester Short Magnum (also known as .325 WSM) is an 8 mm (.323 in) caliber rebated rim bottlenecked centerfire short magnum cartridge that was introduced in 2005 by Winchester.It is a member of the Winchester Short Magnum family of rifle cartridges.. The .325 wsm will push a 200 grain bullet just as fast and flatter shooting. An aspect of the short, fat cartridge design is that it has a narrower acceptable caliber range than a longer cartridge case. Bullet weights range from 125 to 250 gr (8.1 to 16.2 g). [1] Like all .300, 8 mm and .338-caliber magnum cartridges the .325 Winchester Short Magnum cannot be universally used on African game since certain sub-Saharan Africa countries have a 9.53 mm (.375 in) minimum caliber rule for hunting Big Five game. Next Last. Americans would define the shoulder angle at alpha/2 ≈ 35 degrees. or SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute) sanctioned maximum pressures. to 250 gr.

.325 Winchester Short Magnum (also known as .325 WSM) is an 8 mm (.323 in) caliber rebated rim bottlenecked centerfire short magnum cartridge that was introduced in 2005 by Winchester. [3], Since the introduction of the .300 WSM in 2000 there had been speculation that Winchester and Browning would release further cartridges based on the cartridge case of the .300 WSM.

The .325 WSM has not made inroads in competitive shooting sports or military use. 1 of 3 Go to page. For examples of what is required, look at the 223 Remington page. [6], The .325 Winchester Short Magnum is a Delta L problem cartridge, meaning it can present unexpected chambering and/or feeding problems. 325 WSM Trajectory ===== Aussiehunter invites readers to submit a story, or additional information, about this caliber.

In C.I.P. It’s not a 338 but has known lots of folks that kill bears with 300 wsm. Winchester determined that the .32 caliber was the largest caliber that provided a “magnum” level of performance in the WSM case. All sizes in millimetres (mm). Maximum muzzle velocity comparison in % of the probably most proliferated European and American 8 mm rifle cartridges out of 650 mm (25.59 in) long barrels loaded with relatively light to heavy 8 mm bullets to their C.I.P. For examples of what is required, look at the 223 Remington page. Most outfitters recommend at least a .30 to .37 cal. 325 Winchester Short M. Winchester 325 WSM 220 Grain Power Max Bonded [X325WSMBP] View Out. CD-ROM version download (ZIP and RAR format), SAAMI cartridge and chamber drawings for the 325 Winchester Short Magnum, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=.325_Winchester_Short_Magnum&oldid=977597823, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 September 2020, at 20:13. The cartridge is useful for all including the largest bear species. Email story and several good quality digital photos to aussiehunter333@gmail.com, Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, Bergara B14 Hunter rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor review, Review of the Ruger American Rimfire Compact rifle in 22LR, How To Sharpen a Knife on a Diamond Stone, Venison Rosemary and Garlic game meat sausages, Publication is at the editor’s discretion, The editor reserves the right to edit stories as required, The preferred story length is 500 to 1,000 words, The author’s name will be credited with the story, Stories and photos must be the original work of the author (NOT copied from anywhere else), Submission of story and photos implies author’s approval for aussiehunter to use the copyright gratis, There will not be any payment for the articles and photos submitted to aussiehunter. The .325 Winchester Short Magnum has 5.39 ml (83 grain) H2O cartridge case capacity. This comparison is not totally objective since the 8 mm Remington Magnum operates at 460 MPa (66717 psi, the .325 Winchester Short Magnum at 435 MPa (63,091 psi), the 8 x 68 S at 440 MPa (63817 psi), the 8 x 64 S at 405 MPa (58740 psi) and the 7.92 x 57 mm Mauser at 390 MPa (56564 psi) maximum chamber piezo pressure.

cartridge dimensions. The short action combined with short barrels allow for a lighter rifle than a standard magnum rifle which would be based on a standard action with a 26 in (660 mm) barrel.


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