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.25 WSSM ?

Postby Black and Good » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:22 pm

I've acquired one. A Model 70 Winchester NWTF Edition. I was wondering if anyone has had one. I know the rifles are no longer made and ammo is high when you find it. They only made the WSM and the WSSM for 2.5 years. Any info. would be appreciated. Thanks B&G
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Re: .25 WSSM ?

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:24 pm

Ammo is very hard to find. I have a standing order to buy it for a friend. He says it shoots great.
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Re: .25 WSSM ?

Postby dun » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:32 pm

Seems that when it first came out the ammo was very unpredictable with strange pressure excursions Friend of mine builds custom barrels and rifles and quit chambering for it.
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Re: .25 WSSM ?

Postby Caustic Burno » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:11 pm

dun wrote:Seems that when it first came out the ammo was very unpredictable with strange pressure excursions Friend of mine builds custom barrels and rifles and quit chambering for it.


Didn't those come out as Wildcats in 6 and 6.5 mm trying to make a hotter 243 and bet Remington 260.
Ended up dying to the 6 and 6.5 Creedmore the later built off the 308 versus the 25 and 243 WSSM off the 300 WSM.
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Re: .25 WSSM ?

Postby dun » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:49 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
dun wrote:Seems that when it first came out the ammo was very unpredictable with strange pressure excursions Friend of mine builds custom barrels and rifles and quit chambering for it.


Didn't those come out as Wildcats in 6 and 6.5 mm trying to make a hotter 243 and bet Remington 260.
Ended up dying to the 6 and 6.5 Creedmore the later built off the 308 versus the 25 and 243 WSSM off the 300 WSM.

The 25 WSM was supposed to replace the 25-06 in a short action and the WSSM was supposed to be the 247 weatherby in a short action. Glad I stuck with my 257 Roberts Improved and 250 Savage
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Re: .25 WSSM ?

Postby Black and Good » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:12 am

Thanks for the info. I did find a place to get ammo. www.reedsammo.com outta OKC they shipped it right out to me. The ammo is pricey around $40 a box after s/h but, if its a thumper I can live with that. I'm hoping it will group with 85 grn Nosler BT as thats what I ordered. Here's a picture it's the one on top. The bottom one is a model 700 .243. B&G

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