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Old 12-06-2006, 01:38 PM
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Who here has one or has any 1st hand info on this cal.. Looking to buy one just wondering. Would be using for Whitetail's
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Old 12-06-2006, 01:44 PM
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I have seen a few at the range in the past, doesn't seem to be a bad caliber, all the ones I ever seen were pretty accurate.
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:19 PM
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It's almost the balistic twin to the tried and true 25-06 Rem.I have used the 25-06 for deer for 15 years and it is devastating on white-tail.So I would geuss the 25 wssm will be the same in a short action.
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:38 PM
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When it gets right down to it, I would go with the 25-06 over the .25 WSSM, ammo is cheaper and more plentiful.
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:22 PM
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The 25-06 can be reloaded much hotter and handles 120gr bullets better. The 243wssm is an improvement in speed but the 25wssm is not when compared to the 25-06, especially to the reloader. Ammo is more expensive and harder to find for the 25wssm. The 25wssm has not really caught on and may not since the 25-06 does the same or better. The 25’s are awesome deer calibers though. Now a factory 25wsm would be the ticket.
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:37 PM
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I thought so as well. But after building one and watching a customer try to develop some loads for it, I'm convinced the .25 WSM is a caliber that maybe needs a powder that is not yet available to get it to run properly. It has a lot of variation inshot-to-shot velocity. Accuracy suffers as well. And the .257 Weatherby, with about the same case capacity, is pretty good in this regard. Not sure what the problem is here, but the .25 WSM appears to be too much of a good thing.
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Old 02-19-2023, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Roskoe
I thought so as well. But after building one and watching a customer try to develop some loads for it, I'm convinced the .25 WSM is a caliber that maybe needs a powder that is not yet available to get it to run properly. It has a lot of variation inshot-to-shot velocity. Accuracy suffers as well. And the .257 Weatherby, with about the same case capacity, is pretty good in this regard. Not sure what the problem is here, but the .25 WSM appears to be too much of a good thing.
The .25 WSM caliber may not be as reliable as previously thought, with variations in velocity and accuracy issues. The .257 Weatherby, which has similar case capacity, performs better. The .25 WSM may be too powerful for its own good.
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Old 02-20-2023, 07:48 PM
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I hate necroposting, but I’m gonna say two things here:

1) This thread was started 17yrs ago about the 25 WSSM, not WSM.

2) The comments that 25 WSM is too powerful for its own good is largely silly. I’ve had both 6.5 and 6mm RSAUM’s, doppelgängers for the WSM case, and naturally, the 6mm version being even more overbore than the 25 cal version, and the 6.5 only slightly less so, as well as just getting into a 6mm PRC wildcat, again, more overbore than 25wsm… no, they’re not friendly on barrels, but that’s seldom the point of magnum cartridges in general, and certainly not high performers like these.
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