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325 WSM Handload Data

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity, pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 5% as a starting point for development where cartridges have greater than 40 grains in capacity and 10% for cartridges with less than 40 grain capacity following safe handloading practices as represented in established mainstream reloading manuals. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.

325 WSM – MAP 65KPSI
Firearm Browning Lightning BLR
Barrel Length 22″
Max Case Length 2.100″ +0.000″/-0.020″
Min – Max COL 2.560″ – 2.860″
Primer CCI 250
Bullet Diameter 0.3235″ +0.000″/-0.0030″
Reloading Dies Hornady New Dimension

 

Bullet Type Bullet
Weight
Grains
Net H2O
Grains
Capacity
COL “ Net H2O
Grains
Capacity
Powder Type
Powder
Charge
Grains
Muzzle
Velocity
FPS
Muzzle
Energy
Ft/Lbs
Hornady SP #3232 150 2.820 77.8 2.820 Re17 74.0 3336 3708
Hornady SP #3232 150 2.820 77.8 2.820 H414 76.5 3467 4005
Hornady SP #3232 150 2.820 77.8 2.820 RS Big Game 73.5 3287 3598
Hornady SP #3232 150 2.820 77.8 2.820 *IMR4350 66.5 2825 2659
**Remington PSP 185 2.830 73.7 2.830 H4350 71.5 3021 3750
**Remington PSP 185 2.830 73.7 2.830 RS Hunter 73.0 3023 3755
**Remington PSP 185 2.830 73.7 2.830 Re 22 75.0 2900 3456
**Remington PSP 185 2.830 73.7 2.830 Re 22 76.5 C 2985 3661
**Remington PSP 185 2.830 73.7 2.830 IMR 7828 SSC 76.5 C 3005 3710
Nosler Bal Tip #32180 180 2.860 71.5 2.860 Re17 67.5 2996 3588
Nosler Bal Tip #32180 180 2.860 71.5 2.860 H414 69.5 3115 3879
Nosler Bal Tip #32180 180 2.860 71.5 2.860 Win 760 69.5 3004 3606
CT Bal Silvertip #51693 180 2.860 71.5 2.860 Re17 68.0 3003 3605
CT Bal Silvertip #51693 180 2.860 71.5 2.860 H414 70.5 3115 3878
CT Bal Silvertip #51693 180 2.860 71.5 2.860 RS Big Game 67.5 3010 3621
Nosler E Tip #59265 180 2.680 66.9 2.680 Varget 59.5 2854 3256
Nosler E Tip #59265 180 2.680 66.9 2.680 H414 66.0 2995 3586
Nosler E Tip #59265 180 2.680 66.9 2.680 IMR4350 65.0 2796 3125
**Hornady SP 195 2.860 72.5 2.860 H414 68.0 2885 3605
**Hornady SP 195 2.860 72.5 2.860 H4350 70.0 2907 3660
**Hornady SP 195 2.860 72.5 2.860 Re22 75.0 C 2890 3617
**Hornady SP 195 2.860 72.5 2.860 IMR 7828 SSC 75.0 C 2930 3718
Nosler Partition #35277 200 2.860 72.1 2.860 Re17 66.0 2868 3654
Nosler Partition #35277 200 2.860 72.1 2.860 H414 68.0 2955 3879
Nosler Partition #35277 200 2.860 72.1 2.860 IMR 4350 68.0 2821 3535
Sierra SPBT # 2420 220 2.860 70.0 2.860 Re19 68.5 2768 3744
Sierra SPBT # 2420 220 2.860 70.0 2.860 H414 65.0 2795 3817
Sierra SPBT # 2420 220 2.860 70.0 2.860 IMR 4350 65.0 2722 3620