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7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

 
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:41 PM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

7mm SAUM gets my vote. I own a 24" BDL and it spits 150 grainers at 3050 all day and 175 grainers at 2850. Also if you decide to make it a long range rig a 28"-30" barrel will spit the 180 grainers comfortably at 2950-3100.

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Old 01-18-2014, 01:53 PM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

Gunwerks seems to have a pretty good handle on things hunting and long range. Read their article on the development of the 7mmLRM. It makes sense to me. I already had a 7 made from 8x68s and it is nearly identical. I chased the fastest and baddest for a while and most are just not what they are cracked up to be. They burn barrels and powder faster and that is about the only advantage.
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

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Gunwerks seems to have a pretty good handle on things hunting and long range. Read their article on the development of the 7mmLRM. It makes sense to me. I already had a 7 made from 8x68s and it is nearly identical. I chased the fastest and baddest for a while and most are just not what they are cracked up to be. They burn barrels and powder faster and that is about the only advantage.
Mustang.....well put! There is always the option of necking down a 50 BMG and increasing velocity, but at what cost? This is exactly why I quit using the 300 RUM and went with my 30/375 S.I. (an improved version of the Ruger case) which holds a little over 96 grains instead of the 110 +- of the RUM. I have nothing against anyone building barrel burners as I am kind of a speed freak myself. I just think that if you want to become a good long range shot on game, you need to shoot a lot. Usually, by the time you get a load developed for a barrel burner and get it sighted in, you need a new barrel and you can start over.......Rich
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:04 PM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

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There is some good reading on the 7's on 6mm Br website. Might want to check it out.
I would go with the 7 RSAUM. Basically, identical to the 7 WSM with a long neck and slightly less powder. Good brass to with Norma 300 SAUM necked down, or just use Remington.
Can't go wrong with either choice thou.
+1 the SAUM is the best for a short action 7mm. The Army Marksmanship Unit also shoots the 7mm RSAUM for 1000yd matches with 180gr Berger VLDs.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:37 PM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

I'd go wsm.
Is the 300 wsm case identical to a 325 wsm case? Thinking maybe a 325 wsm necked to 7mm. A "7stwsm" so to speak

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