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Old 12-06-2016, 11:17 PM
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The Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) calibers are what I am speaking of.

I had one and like Mr. Henry said about the little Remington .410 Eleven Hundred auto he bought to hunt doves with because his 1100 .12 gauge made killing doves too easy. I tried it, didn't like it and it's gone! Actually, that is not what Mr. Henry said, so I paraphrased his statement to keep things sweet & simple.

If you have or had a rifle chambered for one, what are your thoughts, comments, or reactions to the cartridges only?
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:54 AM
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Talking Love my 1100 410

Purchased mine from a fellow skeet shooter back in the mid 1980's. It had so we figured over a million rounds fired through her. It took me a week to clean it up including replacing all the springs,gas seals.

I wanted it for rabbits and other small game.
I'd shoot 7.5's-6-5 & #4 shot depending on the cover and game I expected to see.

Still have it shot her this past spring on a sporting clays course to blow the dust out.
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The Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) calibers are what I am speaking of.

If you have or had a rifle chambered for one, what are your thoughts, comments, or reactions to the cartridges only?
Bill, the Winchester Short Magnums (WSM's) in general or collectively was what I was speaking about.

I only used the paraphrased account of what Mr. Henry said about the little .410 eleven hundred to express my own feeling for the WSM's. I tried one, didn't like it, it is gone & there will never be another one for me!

But I asked what others though about the WSM cartridges, experiences, etc., not about the Remington 1100 or the .410 either one.
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Never had one probably never will.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:01 PM
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They're an answer to a question no one asked.
They won't do anything other cartridges weren't already doing.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:00 PM
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I thought the OP stated the question rather clearly....
Y'all know what a Winchester short mag is?

My out west long shooters are a Ruger 7mm mag and a Weatherby 300 WSM
I prefer the 7mm mag... but I have been shooting it longer.

But the 300wsm has a shorter lighter action, as much speed and energy as a Win 300 mag.
I would buy the Win 300 WSM over the 300 Win mag.
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