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7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

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Unread 06-19-2013, 10:51 PM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

Originally Posted by MudRunner2005 View Post
Quick question....But what is the difference between the 7mm/300 WSM, and the 7mm WSM?

And the 7 WSM is a lot more common.

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Unread 08-09-2013, 01:17 PM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

Originally Posted by pyroducksx3 View Post
I am having my 300 wsm tikka t3 rebarreled and am undecided between the 7mm/300 wsm and the 7mm SAUM. I think both have strenghts and weakness. I will be hunting in the mountains of eastern washington for mule deer and shots can be long est 700+, though I'm not ready for shots that long yet. SO primary use of gun will be mule deer eastern wa. secondly will be black bear hunting in western wa, shots typically much closer as the forests are heavy, and third occasional elk hunt eastern wa, typically bow hunt for elk though. I'm looking to change rounds because I would prefer less recoil so I can enjoy practicing shooting more and improve the ballistics of the 7mm.

reasons for the 7mm saum. It comes within 100 fps of the 7mm/300 wsm but with 8-10% less power. If anything should happen to pet load while on trip although hard to find factory ammo available. With the 8-10% less powder also comes less recoil.

reasons for the 7/300 wsm able to push the bullet alittle faster but at the cost of more reciol.

The reason for no factory 7 wsm is because case forming would be more difficult when trying to use high quality brass from norma or nosler (would require fire forming), also the neck is shorter than the 7/300 wsm.

This will on a long action so I can seat the bullet out farther than if it were limited to a short action. Thanks for any input.
I had a 7mm WSM and loved it except AMMO was so hard to find. All my local gunshops carry 3 times more choices and brands for 300WSM than 7MMWSM so I made the switch to the 300 since I dont hand load.
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Unread 08-09-2013, 03:00 PM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

7SAUM ,and never look back great cartridge, there will be many who disagree but if you look at all the facts , brass avalibility is the only concern for most going WSM. I have never had a problem getting SAUM brass yet , and a new custom 7SAUM pushing 154GR out of a 23.5 tube @ 3050 is pretty good . Thats 1/2GR under max load too.
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Unread 08-09-2013, 03:26 PM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

IIRC Remington makes a run of SAUM brass twice a year or thereabouts.... Just ask Midway to let you know when they become available and buy what you need. I have several hundred pieces here because I always buy what I need for years and years in advance when I get a rifle and after I decide to keep either that rifle and/or keep using that cartridge.

Also you can buy it on GB or here or on The Campfire.

SAUM is certainly no end all do all cartridge but I'm extremely happy with both the 300 and 7mm versions.

They nicely bridge the gap between the 308 based cartridge family and the super mags and leave me wanting nothing else in that category. From 120gr and 140gr Ballistic Tips screaming along at unholy speeds from the 7 to 165 and 180gr Accubonds flying along at quite respectable speeds from the 300 I feel that they fill a huge gap in my available battery.

They're not finicky at all either if you use a medium burning powder such as Varget and they're quite happy with 22" barrels which is great for a short and handy rifle and barrel whip is almost a non-issue.

Long live the SAUM's....

If it's long it can't be wrong... LDHunter (Long Distance Hunter) from the Piney Woods of NW Florida. I hunt clearcuts for scrawny whitetails... ;)
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Unread 10-19-2013, 11:18 AM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

I have mostly wildcats, but in this case, I would go with the SAUM. The velocity difference is negligible, and it has a better neck and has an advantage to fit better in the magazine with long bullets. If you want better brass, use 300 SAUM Norma. This is what I now use in my 6.5 SS and it works great!......Rich
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Unread 10-23-2013, 09:13 AM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

Thats a hard decision but i think id go with the SAUM. Little more efficient cartridge than the WSM. It is a hair slower but 100 fps or less isnt enough to boo hoo about.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 10:24 AM
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Re: 7mm/300 wsm or 7mm SAUM?

+ 2 on the 7mm WSM

Few years back the 1k world record was set with the 7mm WSM.

Suggest a 26" to take advantage of the Velocity.

Reloader 25 and 180 gr Berger VLD makes a good load

I use H4831sc with 160 gr AB a lot.
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