Does anyone know of any manufacturers still making rifles in .223 WSSM? Does anyone have one? Do you like it? Why?/Why not? How does it compare to a .22-250 in performance, muzzle blast, and recoil?
I think this problem would have worked itself out if it had continued to have good backing from manufacturers (just as happened with the WSM cartridges).The real reason as to why the WSSM's failed commercially is that (aside from lack of good management at winchester) when a person goes into a gun store and sees two rifles, one being a 223 WSSM and the other a 22-250, goes over to the ammo counter and sees that there are only a couple of different WSSM loads but dozens (okay maybe not quite dozens) of different 22-250 loads goes back home and studies a bit more on what little difference there is in trajectories between the two and decides the 22-250 is for him. Ammo availibility means alot.