Originally Posted by WildRose
Yep I've looked at it, read about it and the 3.5x300wsm.
Realistically though they aren't giving better performance than even the old 6.5Rem Mag which I am definitely leaning towards for my wife just because there are some really nice factory rifles in that caliber for a song most of which are Rem 600's or 660's in a small carbine/youth model which is basically what she needs since she barely gets to five foot tall if she stretches.
I do keep hoping that if we bump this enough times some of the 6.5STW guys will see the thread and give me their thoughts.
I guess if you take barrel life and throat erosion out of the equation you may be right but I personally love the concept running everything that cartridge shoots at such low pressures. If nothing else it keeps guys in their accuracy node as the throat wear doesn't mean they are always chasing the lands to keep top accuracy.
I don't think if you compare real world pressure you are in the same ball park with performance in the 6.5 Rem.
Good luck. Sounds like no matter what direction you go you are going to have a nice shooter!