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Old 03-23-2008, 12:38 PM
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Good luck with it...Im planning my first black gun purchase in the near future. Still a lot to learn on them.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:32 PM
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Good luck with your purchase. Just remember to get the platform you want for future expansion. I got the 223 because of the cheap ammo for plinking and varminting, but I am expanding to the 243 WSSM for bigger game. I could also go with the 6.8 spc or the 7.62 x 39 if I want with this 223 lower. If you want to go bigger you have to go with an AR10 Lower platform for some of the bigger [Longer] ammo.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:20 PM
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you're comparing 243 ammo to 300 mag ammo? ie 300 win mag? I think those are 2 different categories, and 17-20/box doesnt sound all that cheap for .243 ammo, i know prices have been going up, oh well still is cheap compared to 50-70/box ammo. but ya if you want it/like it, get it. buying a dead or unpopularround would definitely way in on my decision making...I'd buy a 6mm rem I think before a .243 wssm, but I'm going with a .243 win over both.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:09 PM
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I think you got it figured out. Buy quantities of the ammo now, while its still in steady production, and before the prices double on it.

The bolt action market for the WSSMs is a done deal. The only thing keeping them alive is the AR platform.

I have a 25WSSM, and I like it. It ain't nothing special though. Be a darn good beginners deer rifle, as there is no recoil.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:17 PM
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I dont see the advantage over the .243win, But the .223wssm is a hell of a round.It is a flat screamer.
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:27 AM
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There is no advantage over the 243 except you can't use the 243 on an AR 15 platform. The round is too long. That's the main reason for the 243 WSSM. It is short enough for the AR and you can get bullet weights for larger game.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:37 PM
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If the WSSM's fit in the 223 upper I wouldnt expect them to ever disappear completely because that is a HUGE market.....and should be enough to keep them breathing by itself.

I have planned on going with the 223 just so I could shoot more...cant wait. The ammo has went up some but it still isnt bad.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:45 PM
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Really!!! Well how can you shoot .308 in an ar ???
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:59 AM
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Really!!! Well how can you shoot .308 in an ar ???
Thats the AR10 platform. Bigger receiver than a standard AR15.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:40 AM
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Right but it is still black.I am not knocking the round ,I just dont think it is any better then the .243win. 200fps faster but at higher pressure!
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