Re: .270 WSM vs. 7mm STW
If your only going to get one rifle than between the 2, the 7STW is the way to go. Shoot the 140gr Barnes for deer under 500 yards, and the 168or180gr Berger's for elk. As far as mag length with the Berger's, that is an easy fix with a Wyatt magbox, and a smith that will mill out 110 thousands out of the back of the receiver and bolt stop. Very easy, so don't let that scare you away from Berger bullets. I don't shoot anything but Berger past 500 yards, except the 300gr SMK out of my 338's. As far as barrel life, I have almost 500 rounds on my 7 STW and it shows no signs of throat wear, but I don't shoot long strings of fire either. A 26" barrel is all you need for a 7 STW. But there are other great calibers to choose from, like 7 Rem Mag, 280 Rem, 308, 30-06, 260 Rem, ect. Why just the 270WSM and 7 STW to choose from?