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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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325 WSM

I am thinking of picking up a Browning 325 WSM. I was wondering if anybody has any thoughts on these rifles or any experiences with these guns?

I did the 2008 Triple Trophy
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 01:15 PM
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Re: 325 WSM

Check the ballistics charts on them. We have a 270wsm and 300wsm in the browning a-bolts and their great guns. Ballistic charts will give you the numbers your lookin for on performance.
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Re: 325 WSM

You might take the ammo manufactures ballistics with a LARGE grain of salt. The WSM actuals I've seen have never reached the "published" figures.

Another factor is that many consider the 325 headed to "obsolete" status; meaning that the loaded rounds will only be made every few years, and loadings will be limited.

The 8mm bullet is great. but given a choice of the 235 (aka *mm WSM) and an 8x57 mauser, I'd opt for the 8x57.

Also might want to ask about the feeding on the short fat cases. some rifles can handle them better than others.

In the pubic eye, I believe the 338 federal has stolen most of the 325 WSM thunder.

Certainly, the 325 is more than adequate for PA big game. I reload for it.
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Re: 325 WSM

THere's nothing wrong with all these new fangled cartridges, BUT the market for centerfire hunting rifles is just not that great, everyone's into the Black Rifles with the AR platform.. BUT I'd agree with Harry,, it's only for a fleeting moment in time that most are here..in 6 months you may not have single version around for sell. And if you look at the ultra mags and most of the short mags..it looks like only the 300 ultra or short mag maybe the only longtermed survivors...if you want a bigun' maybe you should settle for a .338 wm, it certainly will and has stood the test of time..
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Re: 325 WSM

I have a browning A-bolt medallion chambered in .325wsm and it is one of my favorite guns. one thing I will recommond is to get a limbsaver recoil pad as it will help a lot. I have shot 2 deer and 2 bear with it and not 1 of them took a single step after the shot. great caliber.

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