Head diameter is .441”, a bit less than the .535" head of the short-lived 243 WSSM which was a lot faster than the ARC. Heavy … Where can I find a 243 WSSM rifle? By Ron Spomer. Remington dubbed theirs the .244 Rem., while Winchester went with .243 Win. and it’s close cousins — the 6XC, 6x47 Lapua, 6mm Remington, 243 WSSM, 6mm-284 Win., and 240 Wby … 243 win vs 270 win Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by DavidTurley, Mar 3, 2010. All rifles are at 95%+ condition from new. DavidTurley New Member. There are good reasons why the .243 remains at the top of the heap; it is nothing more and nothing less than the .308 Winchester necked down to hold .243-inch diameter bullets. The .243 Winchester is simply the .308 Winchester necked down to hold .243″ diameter bullets. #1641811 - 07/26/10 11:57 AM Re: 243 vs. 243 WSSM [Re: Trapper Luke] Jeepdude1987 Die Hard Member II Registered: 12/05/08 Posts: 1433 Loc: Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA Guess I might have swayed your opinion some. The .243WSSM was released, along with the .223WSSM in 2003. Hunting. Nosler Ballistic Tip: 47.7 Gr. As far as .243 vs 243 wssm, I would go with the standard .243. Re: 6XC or 243 Win or 243 WSSM?.243 win, runnin 115 bn coated dtacs @ just over 3000 with 41gr R-17 (no signs of pressure at all), 6.6mil to 1k & still 1600fps+ , works great, accuracy is great, standard brass cases readily available, many die options, feeds perfect, and loaded ammo is available across the country … From what I can find the 6mmBR has lower velocity figures then the 243 Win as well as the 243 WSSM. .243 Winchester.243 WSSM.240 Weatherby Magnum.244 H&H Magnum; 6mm SAW; 6mm Dasher; In 1955, both Remington and Winchester introduced a 6mm cartridge. .243 WSSM ( Winchester Super Short Magnum ) Load Data. There is only one 6mm Creedmoor factory load … It is based off the .300 Winchester Short Magnum cartridge and has a 1:10 twist with a large rifle primer. Released in the Model 70 bolt-action, Model 100 autoloader and Model … And these averages are excluding the lightweight .243 Win rounds. Major manufacturer Olympic Arms was quick to recognize this high performance caliber and how it fits into the AR-15 platform. It uses a .300 WSM (Winchester Short Magnum) case shortened and necked down to accept a .243in/6mm diameter bullet, and is a high velocity round based on ballistics design philosophies that are intended to produce a high … vs. .243 Win. 70 Gr. 137 0 0. in all … Are the figures that are posted on this site considered hot loads with reduced barrel life or do I have the wrong information. As a … The new "super short" case was to be based on design principles currently proving successful in benchrest competition, such as the 6 mm PPC and 6 mm BR Remington.In 2003 the first cartridges of this … Winchester created the 243 WSSM and introduced it in 2003. Winchester offers two deer, antelope, and black bear loads for the .243 WSSM. deth502 New Member. So a .243 Winchester round exits the barrel with kinetic energy equal to the energy required for linear vertical displacement of 1950 pounds through a one foot distance, while a .300 Winchester Magnum round exiting the barrel has energy equal to the amount required to displace 3520 pounds over the same one foot distance. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .223 Remington vs .243 Winchester ammo rounds. From what I understand the WSSM's … The 243 WSSM was first introduced in 2003. History. Brass availability is pretty good now but I picked a bunch so I wouldn’t have to worry about the issue going forward. 32 0 0. Feeds fine and provides 1000 yd reach. I'm lookin into a new gun, for taking moose, bear, fox and the like, I am looking deeper into the above mentioned cartridges, I know the 243 and 25-06 are popular fur and meat calibers in the states, but I am a little bit skeptical about using it on moose. The 243 Winchester’s 6mm (.243″) bullet offers reduced recoil and the ability to use lighter, faster bullets for varmints and small game, while heavier, 100 grain loads can be used to harvest deer. factory load as above with different rifle: 28" 4240 fps: Sub MOA Hunting. The ballistic performance of the .243 WSSM based off 5 grain types are 4,068 ft/s (58 gr), 3,707 ft/s (70 gr), … Never lost one deer or even seen a deer take a step after having 87 grns scream through at 3600 fps. The latest cartridge to be used in benchrest competition is the .243 Winchester Super Short Magnum which although designed primarily as a varmint to deer cartridge, has shown merit on the 600 yard range. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Mar 3, 2010 #1 . accuracy at 100 yards. The Woes of the 243 WSSM (which is truly ahead of its time). One of these is a Supreme load using a moly coated 95 grain Ballistic Silvertip bullet (BC .379, SD .230) at a muzzle velocity (MV) of 3250 fps and muzzle energy (ME) of 2258 ft. lbs. At 100 yards the velocity is given as 3000 fps and the energy as 1898 … It’s got an old school vs new punk type feel to it. May 31, 2007 #11. Latest. We think that the 6mm Creedmoor vs .243 Winchester is a intriguing comparison. These new cartridges brought wildcat performance to the factory level, providing varmint … The .243 WSSM. The 20-degree shoulder of the parent is maintained, and the 2.045-inch case launches a 100-grain bullet at a muzzle velocity of right … Our experts the author contacted disagreed on whether or not the .243 is a reliable elk cartridge. The 25 WSSM is the lighter colored rifle more of a nutmeg color. Here are the choices right now, in order of lowest asking price to highest: 1) Winchester .243 WSSM w/scope 2) Howa 1500 in .243 w/scope 3) … .243 bullet for military (combat) applications in modern, autoloading rifles. A basic review of the rifle you see featured in the majority of my videos. The 243 WSSM (based on the 404 Jeffery) does outperform standard 243 Win,but WSSM tend to have feeding issues because of the steep shoulders. Consistently accurate from all three of my 243 WSSM rifles. AR500 Armor Level III+ Plate Vs .243 Winchester. 300 Rem Ultra Mag. Dog … Whitetail Deer Cartridge Shoot-Out: .30-30 Win. Winchester and Browning partnered to create a new shorter version of the popular WSM (Winchester Short magnum) case. At the muzzle, the .243 Win rounds have an average bullet momentum of 41.5 while the 6.5mm Creedmoor have an average of 53.86. The .243 Winchester is on everybody's list of the 10 best selling centerfire rifle cartridges. travisp11 360 Views Remington 710, .243 Win. The .243 Winchester Super Short Magnum (.243 WSSM) was designed in 2003 by Browning and Winchester. I love my .243, and you wouldn't NEED more than that. There may be some ambiguity in the original question if you bring in heads, and or reloading, simple fact is most … Based on the ubiquitous 308 Winchester, the 243 Winchester has developed a strong following among rifleman. Three of the most revered deer-hunting rounds in a head-to-head-to-head comparison. Thanks for all the info. Having witnessed the impact of dozens of .243 bullets of many styles and construction on dozens of whitetails, pronghorns, feral hogs, coyotes, bobcats and even one zebra stallion, I’m convinced the 243 Win. More Guns. There are dozens of .243 factory loads, in a wide variety of bullet weights and prices, from every ammunition manufacturer and .243 ammo is available wherever game is hunted. Olympic Arms produced their first .243 WSSM production rifle in 2004 and included production models in their 2005 … The differance in recoil between the three is so slight that you probably won't notice the 240Wby is packing a bit more powder so the recoil is slightly higher and muzzle … So a .22-250 Remington round exits the barrel with kinetic energy equal to the energy required for linear vertical displacement of 1620 pounds through a one foot distance, while a .243 Winchester round exiting the barrel has energy equal to the amount required to displace 1950 pounds over the same one foot distance. Which do you think is best for deer DavidTurley, Mar 3, 2010. As a … Buffman RANGE 615 Views Remington 710 bolt action .243 Win. There is one thing that we know for sure, the .243 Win is a staple in the shooting/hunting world, and it’s not going anywhere. 243 win , 243Ai , 240Wby all are great rounds for deer and long range varmints I have had all three and a 6mm-06Ai , and I now only have 2 , 243Ai.s. In 2003, Winchester Ammunition, Browning and Winchester Firearms introduced two of the most exciting varmint calibers to come down the pipe in decades—the 223 and 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM) cartridges. Beyond hunting … vs. .30-06 Springfield. The 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum or 243 WSSM is a rifle cartridge introduced in 2003. The 243 is always in the middle. At the 100, 300, and 500 yard marker, the .243 Win rounds have an average bullet momentum of 38.2, 31.5, and … From this … 243 Winchester Load Data; 6mm Remington Load Data; 243 Win Super Short Magnum (WSSM) Load Data; 240 Weatherby Magnum Load Data; 250-3000 Savage Load Data; 257 Roberts Load Data; 257 Roberts Ackley Improved Load Data ; 25 Winchester Super Short Magnum Load Data; 25-06 Remington Load Data; 257 … 25 wssm Vs 25-06 Vs 243 03-17-2011, 22:50. Mar 3, 2010 #2 . Ballistic Tip: Winchester Factory Load 22" 4080 fps: Sub MOA: Same 55 Gr. It uses a .300 WSM (Winchester Short Magnum) case shortened and necked down to accept a .243in/6mm diameter bullet, and is a high velocity round based on ballistics design philosophies that are intended to produce a high … - - - dmoran writes: Barrel life can be based on Velocity, no matter what the caliber. Boudreaux Senior Member. May 31, 2007. I’m running a dtech 243 wssm upper with a shilen select match barrel and it is awesome. DavidTurley, Mar 3, 2010. As such, SAAMI maximum average pressure is set at a … For Sale: 25, 243 and 223 WSSM Winchester Model 70 Coyote In the pictures from top to bottom are the 25, 243 and 223. There are few topics in the hunting world that generate more heated debate than whether any given cartridge is powerful enough for a particular animal. Winchester 760: WLR: 2.285: 24" 3600 fps: Sub MOA: 55 Gr. The first number is the value of this cartridge, and the last number is the value of the most powerful round in our However, Winchester … Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, bullet weight, or j Deer That Never Encounter Humans: How to Shoot a Reclusive Buck. The 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum or 243 WSSM is a rifle cartridge introduced in 2003. The .308—a fine design in and of itself—has been responsible for a number of successful cartridges, but the .243 has to be the most successful. It was a different time back then … a time when … A niche application is running a 243 wssm in a small frame AR. I have NO … So, you have a niche rifle,not necessarily a collector item. I bought these several years ago and have never even … The future of the 6mm Creedmoor is still up in the air. October 28, 2019. Thread starter #11. In 2006, production of Winchester rifles was … Unlike the WSSM, the Hornady 6mm ARC was engineered around a long, high B.C. The Model 70 is a fine rifle but there are some issues with New Haven quality during the last years of operation. It appears that for the greater good of the caliber’s sustainability and popularity, Alexander Arms and the caliber’s creators made a selfless decision to allow it available for mass … They are cartridge names, and named after the manufacturer who invented them, hence, for example, Remington can make a .243 Winchester, and it is a .243 Winchester but the brand is Remington.. Whether we're talking about the .223 Remington for deer, the …