Originally Posted by matt_3479
I know why most people like the win mag or bigger due to the ability of firing the larger bullets like the 210 but im not looking to shoot 1000 yards on anything not even targets right now. i was thinking of taking my factory 7mm mag and converting it to a long action 300. wsm for that reason (i really like the short mag for some reason) then i realized i might as well keep it as a 7mm mag change the stock, new barrel, new trigger, bed the action and fire 168 bergers. The ballistics on the 168 bergers are extremely impressive at about 3050 fps. Give or take 1100 fps and 1000 lbs of energy at 1000 yards where the 300. wsm is only about 850-900 lbs of energy and 915 fps at a 1000. I was thinking of making the 7mm my long range 1000 yard target and hunting, and the 300 light weight carry around 600 yard gun. or just get a 300 rum.
I now own a 7 STW and a 300 Rum pretty much for the reasons you state.
For what you are wanting I can't think of a better combination than the 7mag and 300 Rum.
The 7 mag can do anything you want on any game in N. America to 800yds with good confidence and results and the .300 Rum can handle anything else for another 400yds.
A guy can go bigger if he wants to but there's really no need.