Yes that’s right looking for a 223 wssm. I won't be insulted. Eastern KS. I would dump it for whatever you can get and buy a .223 or .22-250 if you like the velocity. It is currently claimed to be the fastest production .22 caliber round in the world with muzzle velocities as high as 4,600 feet per second (1,402 meters per second), but this is not completely true. The .223 WSSM (Winchester Super Short Magnum, 5.56×42mm) is a .224 caliber rifle cartridge created by Winchester and Browning based on a shortened version of the Winchester Short Magnum case. You can't got that fast without paying the price. This comes out to a 600 ft⋅lbf (810 J) gain over a standard .223 Rem, and a 350 ft⋅lbf (470 J) gain over the .22-250. .223 Brass.223 WSSM Brass.243 Brass.243 WSSM Brass.25 WSSM Brass.25-06 Brass.25-20 Brass.25-35 Brass.250 Savage Brass.257 Roberts Brass.26 Nosler Brass.260 Brass.264 Magnum Brass .270 Brass.270 WSM Brass.28 Nosler Brass.280 Ackley Improved Brass.280 Remington Brass.284 Winchester Brass.30 Nosler Brass.30-06 Brass.30-30 Brass.300 ACC Blackout Brass.300 Savage Brass.300 Short … Wrong marketing and too many short mags to choose from all at the same time. Finally, they all have different SAAMI maximum average pressure levels: 55,000psi for the .223 Remington, 57,500psi for the .204 Ruger, 62,000psi for the .220 Swift, … IOW, don’t settle for the .243 WSSM with light, buzzy pills. Spotshooter. 223 WSSM RIFLE AMMO 223 Winchester Super Short Mag RIFLE Ammunition for Sale. Which of the two make a better choice for a hunting cartridge? In 2006 Winchester Repeating Arms Co. closed its rifle manufacturing plant, and handed over the license agreement to Browning so they could continue production of certain models including the .223 WSSM. Various calibers. You'll probably need to handload and use lighter bullets in order to achieve the highest bullet velocity. 223 WSSM Ammo For Sale. Predator rifle, yes, but varmints? 22 Nosler is all about pushing maximum … The 55 grain bullet is aimed towards varmint hunting, while the bigger 64 grain is designed for small to medium game hunting. Re: Going for speed - 22-250, 220 swift, or 223 WSSM? I have every wssm caliber reamer there was from 20 to 375 and even the weird 325 and none shot to expectations and have gathered dust for as many years as they have been out it seems. So we all agree if you push those .223 WSSM rounds you will burn through barrel after barrel. 9,484 Posts #13 • May 4, 2012. The .223 WSSM was introduced in 2003 by the Browning Arms Company, Winchester Ammunition, and Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Red Oak, White, or Chestnut for Deer Herd? , Even before the cartridge was commercially introduced, it was claimed[according to whom?] OP. The 223 and 243 wssm were plagued by the extreme overbore lack of performance along with the 500rd barrel life. I'm going to take the boy out to shoot pdogs, might as well make it interesting. Lv 6. The great .220 Swift beats it but is harder to find these days it seems. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type Energy. but if maintained properly and fed good well though out ammo barrel erosion should not be an issue. For some reason, the design and marketing of the .25 WSSM was, in my opinion, badly off course. A database of .223 Remington handloads. The .223 WSSM was introduced in 2003 by the Browning Arms Company, Winchester Ammunition, and Winchester Repeating Arms Company. , The Winchester made Model 70 in .223 WSSM has not been revived in the new Browning-made Winchester Model 70s, but Browning has chosen to use chrome-lined barrels on all of its guns chambered for .223 WSSM and has introduced the .223 WSSM cartridge as a chambering in its A-bolt rifles. The 223 WSSM can be loaded to exceed most other .223's. However, the .22-250 and .220 Swift each have significantly more case capacity than the .204 and .223. I bought these several years ago and have never even put a bullet down any chamber. The .243 a fair deer gun for close range IMO. V-Max Bullet. I would dump it for whatever you can get and buy a .223 or .22-250 if you like the velocity. This basic concept resulted in muzzle velocities of approximately 4,000 fps with the 223 WSSM with some loadings and close to that with some 243 WSSM loads. 223 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM) 55 Grain V-MAX~100% Hand-Loaded!! 223 WSSM -a good choice. The .220 Swift still holds the record as the fastest .22 caliber centerfire cartridge with a published velocity of 4665 fps using a 29 grain projectile and 42 grains of 3031 powder. .223 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM)-Winchester Power Point, .223 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM)-Winchester Pointed Soft Point, .223 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM)-Winchester Ballistic Silvertip. Related products. Leupold bases and rings. In stock. RIFLE BALLISTICS. Hornady 9mm Luger 100 gr FTX Critical Defense Lite Fired approx 100 rounds. Generally, the higher the velocity of a round, the faster the throat erosion. The .223 Winchester Super Short Magnum (.223 WSSM) was designed in 2002 as a hyper velocity round. 8 years ago. This is a .223 ballistics chart (external) generated using our ballistic trajectory calculator. stk. S. Joined: May 2003. The .257 is the best of a bad lot, and equals the ballistics of the .25-06. The first number is the value of this cartridge, and the last number is the value of the most powerful round in our bullet database. Which one would you go with and why. Will the .223 WSSM be much better since it is packing so much more speed? S. Spotshooter OP. $ 34.99 Add to cart 223 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM) 60 Grain Soft Point~100% Hand-Loaded! The 223 WSSM was introduced by Winchester as a shortened and necked-down version of the very successful 300 WSM. The 243 is always in the middle. In fact an improper load in a .308 can wash out a barrel faster. I suppose rail guns could be faster. The 6.5 Grendel offers greater ballistic performance over long distances. You could use the fact that this cartridge affords you lots of capacity in a short case, and an OAL closer to the .223 than a .308 does to good effect. It's still possible to get factory ammo for the cartridge, but current production .223 WSSM ammo normally uses heavier 50 or 55 grain bullets at a milder (though still pretty darn fast) muzzle velocity. In stock. Furthermore, the muzzle energy of a .223 Remington round averages out to 1250 ft-lb, while a .243 Winchester round averages out to about 1950 ft-lb. Reloader 15CCI 250 Mag primerCOL 2.200I don't have a chrony but my estimate is around 3800 ft./secI took it out last week to try on some Idaho Jacks and it was devastating. OK, so let’s propose using the .243 WSSM to launch a varmint-class bullet with low Bc’s is just a waste – and figure out how to get the most out of the .243 WSSM. I haven't looked at a WSSM action in a long time though. Nov 25, 2020 #2 L. lewwetzel Well-Known Member. Federal Ammunition HST Micro 38 Special +P Quick view $ 39.99. Hornady cartridge cases are well known for their exceptional quality and construction. However, the .243 WSSM does not look quite so bad -- more middle of the pack. 223 Remington Load Data; 5.56×45 NATO Load Data; 222 Remington Magnum Load Data; 22 PPC-USA Load Data; 225 Winchester Load Data; 22 BR Remington Load Data; 22-250 Remington Load Data; 22-250 Remington Ackley Improved Load Data; 220 Swift Load Data; 223 Win Super Short Magnum (WSSM) Load Data; 6mm PPC-USA Load Data; 6mm Creedmoor Load Data “I won't be wronged. Winchester and Browning designed the case .300 WSM to accept a .224 caliber bullet. Thread starter savdp; Start date Nov 28, 2015; savdp Well-Known Member. I like Tikkas but that would leave me in 22-250 only, I've always wondered about the swift, and ain't getting any younger, the 223 WSSM may be another option. In stock. that it would be extremely hard on barrels and high wear would lead to short barrel life. Per Winchester Ammo, the ballistics of the .25 WSSM are equal to ballistics of the .25-'06 cartridges, with 14 percent less powder and less perceived recoil--all in a shorter action rifle (See full ballistics charts below). The 24" button rifled Ultramatch barrel is chambered for 243 WSSM with a 1 in 10" rate of twist. Source(s): Ballistic tables. Barrel life was allegedly tens of rounds. Nov 28, 2015 #1 Hi all, I thought I would make a post regarding the 223 WSSM, and my experiences to date with the cartridge and the Browning Abolt Medallion. The WSSM is considerably faster than .223 Remington and can probably get away with a 1:9" and definitely a 1:8" for the 90gr Bergers. Nothing could be further from the truth. I would bet you wouldn't notice the difference in the two. Buzz Senior Member. You can shoot the identical bullet from several different cartridges of the same caliber and the bullets will all travel at different speeds depending on the cartridge. de vainas muy anchas con balas de diámetro reducido. Regardless of the collapse of the Winchester trademark, Olin continue to produce Winchester brand factory ammunition for the .223 WSSM. Browning rejects the charge that the .223 WSSM round is especially hard on barrels: "The 223 and 243 WSSM cartridges are said to 'burn up' barrels in as little as 300 rounds. The .223 WSSM factory load that Olin/Winchester recommends for hunting antelope, deer, and black bear drives a 64 grain Power Point bullet (SD .182) at an advertised muzzle velocity (MV) of 3600 fps and muzzle energy (ME) of 1841 ft. lbs. Also the WSSM is pushing close to 4000 fps in muzzle velocity compared to 3200 of.223 Remington Like its predecessors (.223 WSSM and .243 WSSM), the .25 WSSM is reported to have equal exterior ballistics of longer cartridges of the same caliber. The .223 designation is a reference to the popular .223 Remington. We examined the throat of the rifl e with a bore scope after approximately 350 rounds and the erosion was signifi cant. Don't you youngsters forget about the .220 Swift! Factory loads include a 55 grain soft point at 3850fps, the 55 grain Ballistic Silvertip also at 3850fps and the 64 … Redding Type-S Neck Bushing Die Set - 223 WSSM. 2 0. mack_9. Campfire Kahuna. The ballistic performance based off the 40, 60, and 75 grain are 4,352 ft/s (40 gr), 3,733 ft/s (60 gr), and 3,378 (75 gr). Which one would you go with and why. Oct 27, 2005 #2. .223 WSSM / .223 Winchester Super Short Magnum (Speer Reloading Manual #14) reloading data with 60 loads. : RED78295. I can load a 55 grain over 4000 fps which is well over the speed of the 223 WSSM or even the 22 250. Depending on bullet weight and whose load data you trust, the 220 Swift, 223 WSSM, and the 22-250 AI are all about in the same ballpark. Redding. The 300 AAC Blackout pushes a heavy 30 caliber projectile optimized for subsonic performance. The server has not detected any activity for the last 3 hours. A .223 WSSM with the same bullet and 41 grains of Varget clocks at just over 3700 FPS. Each .223 WSSM cartridge in this box of 20 is loaded into a new production, Boxer-primed brass casing that is non-corrosive and reloadable. It’s a necked down .378 Weatherby Magnum. Vi bestræber os på at sende varer, der er på lager, inden for 1-2 hverdage. The short, fat shape of the WSSM cartridges produce a more uniform powder burn, providing consistent shot to shot velocity and better accuracy. Show Only Items In Stock Sort By: Image Name Quantity in Stock Price; 20 Round Box - 223 WSSM 55 Grain Fragmenting Polymer Tip Winchester Ammo - SBST223SS SKU: SBST223SS - Box. While the hunting world can certainly survive without the .223 and .243 WSSM’s, the .25 WSSM has (or had) some truly great advantages as a youth cartridge and rifle combination. 1 decade ago. While we have went to great lengths to make sure that it's as accurate as possible this rendering should not be used to generate specs for casings. Yes, the max velocity can be pushed higher, but then I honestly wouldn’t even consider it a varmint rifle. Enter 22 Nosler. Oct 27, 2005 #2. How to Sight in a Scope - Step by Step Guide. The .223 WSSM is a great and fun cartridge and is properly loaded, fired and cleaned it should last a long time. Only looking to spend around $500 ish but can come up for the right deal. We do not take preorders or back-order items. For your security, your session will expire in 2 minutes and you will be redirected to the Sign In … Jul … That is to say, .223 Remington bullets travel 3.6 times the speed of a 737 airplane at cruising speed, while .243 Winchester bullets travel 3.6 times that same speed. ETA: Maybe with a magazine box you could turn it into a WSM or SAUM if that interests you. It is currently the fastest commercially produced 22 caliber round in the world, with velocities as high as 4,400 fps achievable with the right powder and bullet choices. The balli… We sell ammunition by the box and bulk ammo in case quantities. Tasco world class ( Japanese) 4-16x40 AO scope. What are the main reasons for this performance? Cartridge Type: Rifle Height: 1.67" Width: 0.544" Average FPS: 3766 Average Energy: 1826 Average Gr: 58 Recoil: 0.95 Power Rank: 2.18 of 20 The .223 Winchester Super Short Magnum (.223 WSSM) was designed in 2002 as a hyper velocity round. Found a 223 WSSM Load - posted in Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting: I finally found a great load for my 223 WSSM. 14-21 hverdage. The biggest grain bullet you can buy for it are 55 or 65 grains. And you have a lot of loads to choose from, Varmit loads to 115 grain that works well on deer. - Browning Article", Reloading info from Guns and Ammo Magazine, Super Short Magnums - The Rest of the Story, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=.223_Winchester_Super_Short_Magnum&oldid=946580688, Winchester Super Short Magnum rifle cartridges, All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases, Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from December 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 March 2020, at 02:26. In .243 WSSM you gain anywhere from a handful more fps to about 200 fps over a .243 WIN. Comparing to the.223 Remington at similar bullet weights and types the WSSM has an average drop 33 inches at 500 yards for a rifle zeroed at 200. Cartridge Type: RifleHeight: 1.67"Width: 0.544"Average FPS: 3766Average Energy: 1826Average Gr: 58Recoil: 0.95Power Rank: 2.18 of 20. Campfire Kahuna. In chromed barrels, … ! The .223 is considered too small a cartridge for game animals in many states. It is currently claimed to be the fastest production .22 caliber round in the world with muzzle velocities as high as 4,600 feet per second (1,402 meters per second), but this is not completely true. Køb. The PowerRank is an estimation of the cartridge power. Scanning through the internet, it seems it would work well since it has so much speed behind it. RE: Browning A-bolt .223 WSSM for sale/trade It could be used as a deer rifle but it would be kinda small, I got it to varmit hunt with. Those rates are for .223. Additional Information . The accuracy along with the high velocity rounds have helped make it a semi-popular varmint hunting cartridge. The bullet is the projectile. Capable of using the same bullets that the .22-250 and .220 Swift were pushing, the .223 gave a respectable and useable trajectory, with less recoil, in a smaller package. EDUCATION 101. *Casing image above is an artist rendering and not a real photo of .223 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM) Ballistics cartridge. Ready for installation onto any standard AR-15 lower receiver. Model/Varenr. Some measuring 1/2 inch. Free floating and glass bedded barrel with a recessed crown. Find 223 WSSM Ammo for sale, in-stock and ready to ship at Ammo Freedom. I have experimented with several different loads in 223 WSSM my favorite load being 36.3 grs. Using bullets from Nosler LF, Barnes VG FB, Nosler BT, Barnes X, Barnes XLC, Speer HPBT, Hornady V-Max, Nosler Part, Sierra HPBT. 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