Originally Posted by liltank
7SAUM, 7mm-300WSM, 7mmWSM. All of these will match the performance of the 7RM, but the 7RM is better for the 180's. The STW and RUM will give you similar performance.
There shouldn't be any problem shooting the 180's out of the WSM other than the OAL probably wont permit the use of the short action mag. I dont have any problems shooting the 210 Berger out of my 300 WSM.
The RUM is a significant step up from the STW.
For comparison, the WSM and RM will shoot a 160 gr bullet about 3000 fps or so. With RL17, the WSM will probably beat out the RM and get 3100 +
The STW and Dakota will shoot a 160 gr bullet about 3200 fps or so.
And the RUM about 3400 fps.
The RUM shooting a 180 bullet will out run the EDGE ballistically to about 1000 yds. But the EDGE shooting a 300 SMK will hit a whole lot harder.