Re: Making decision on new gun
I have about 800 rds through my 7 SAUM and it's still as accurate as ever. I don't see how the 300 WSM could push the 190's to 3200 fps, even with a 30" barrel, or have a noticably longer barrel life over the SAUM. My 7 SAUM is easy to load for using the 180 Hybrids, the hardest part is finding componets. IMO, if you are looking for a 1500 yd deer rifle than go with something like the 284/300 Norma Imp with a bullet over 180 gr or 300 Norma Imp with something over 220 gr. Or even the 7 LRM with a bullet like the 195 gr Hybrid. Just my thoughts.
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