Originally Posted by jimbojeweller
7wsm with 160gr accubond @ 3000fps.
See my other post in your sambar story
This is what I have for the same use (Light carry) and a 338 RUM for the spot and shoot
My 7 WSM is on a # 6 lilja contour 24'' barrel and a short action Remingtion. This makes
it weigh less than 9 lbs decked out.
I use the 160 Accubond at 3050 ft/sec and recoil is fine with no brake.
I built a friend a 325 WSM on a short action win and a #5 Lilja contour with no break and
he loves it and using a 180 gr bullet @ 2975ft/sec and it kicks ass on Elk.
Both rifles have laminated stocks for durability and stability.
Using the short action and a SAUM or a WSM cartrige makes a lot of sense for a carry rifle
and recoil is managable in an 8 lb rifle plus the overall length of the rifle is very handy.
Just my 2 cents
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