What is 243 WSSM good for?

The 243 WSSM is 3⁄8 in (9.5 mm) shorter than the 243 Win, giving the 243 WSSM the ability to fit in a super-short action rifle. Thus 243 WSSM rifles can be lighter, have stiffer actions and have faster actions to cycle. The 243 WSSM gives generally a 10% increase in velocity over the 243 Win.

How many grains is 223?

Importance of Choosing the Right Bullet Grains

Bullet Size Grains
9mm Luger 5.6 Grains
.223 25 Grains
.308 Cartridge 45 Grains

Is 243 WSSM discontinued?

Winchester has discontinued the manufacture of 243 WSSM ammunition.

Whats does 223 mean?

Like the “45” slang in rap, “223” is another reference to a gun or weapon. More specifically, the “223” comes from the . 223 caliber bullets that are used in the very infamous AK47 machine gun. 223 is used to refer to any dangerous and powerful machine weapon.

What is a 223 good for?

223 (and the AR-15 rifles that fire them) are not ‘weapons of war’. Both the cartridge and the rifle are very popular for hunting and home defense use. The . 223 is a common caliber for bolt action and single-shot rifles in addition to semi-autos.

What does the green tip on 223 ammo mean?

Green-tip ammunition is most common in 5.56/. 223 Rem caliber and is mainly designed for use with the AR platform. These rounds were originally considered controversial, as they meet one of the criteria of the federal definition of armor-piercing ammunition.

Does anyone have experience with the 223 WSSM?

Not much experience with the .223 WSSM but I shoot a .243 WSSM in 55 grain for antelope and 95 grain for whitetails and man it really really really sucks to find ammo for it! Unfortunately, I don’t think the situation is going to get better and it may well get worse.

What is the grain of a 223 WSSM varmint bullet?

Now let’s take a look at the Winchester figures for the .223 WSSM’s varmint loads. There are two, a 55 grain Supreme Ballistic Tip bullet and a 55 grain Super-X Pointed Soft Point (PSP) bullet.

Why did Winchester change the twist rate of the 223 WSSM?

During the design phase of the.223 WSSM, it was found that the original 1:12 twist rate would not stabilize the 64 grain PowerPoint bullet. To remedy this problem, Winchester adopted a 1:10 twist rate, ideal for a variety of heavy.224 caliber projectiles. Initially the.223 WSSM was well received and rifle sales remained steady.

Is there a 223 WSSM Winchester Model 70?

Complaints. 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.