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Old 04-18-2010, 07:02 PM
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Tikka T-3 into a 7 wsm or 7 saum

I have a tikka t-3 lite in 300 wsm. I had originally wanted to built a custom gun off a predator or 700 action but cant now $$$. So I will be building up my tikka in steps now. Options for caliber are 7mm/300 wsm, 7mm wsm or 7mm SAUM. Will the bolt face of the 300 wsm work for the 7mm saum? If not than the choice is easy. I was looking at the 7mm/300 wsm over a standard 7mm wsm because of the availabilty of brass, I can use norma brass with less case prep and norma now offers brass for the 300 saum so the same case prep steps. I am leaning toward the 7mm SAUM provided the bolt face will work from my 300wsm. I will be rebarreling with a shilen barrel and replacing the factory reciol "bar" with a remington style recoil lug. Final step dropping it into a manners stock. Any input would be appreciated as to 7mm/300 wsm, vs 7mm wsm vs 7mm saum. Thank you.
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Re: Tikka T-3 into a 7 wsm or 7 saum

The WSM bolthead works just fine for the SAUM case. I have done that very thing, 300 WSM into a 7mm SAUM.

However, if I had it to do over again I'd go with the 7 WSM, better brass availability and up to a couple hundred more fps.

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Re: Tikka T-3 into a 7 wsm or 7 saum

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I have a tikka t-3 lite in 300 wsm. I had originally wanted to built a custom gun off a predator or 700 action but cant now $$$. So I will be building up my tikka in steps now. Options for caliber are 7mm/300 wsm, 7mm wsm or 7mm SAUM. Will the bolt face of the 300 wsm work for the 7mm saum?
YES. I built a 7mm SAUM on a Browning SA Action originally in 270WSM. It shoots very well from a 26" barrel and I like it.

The 7 SAUM is a more efficient cartridge than a 7WSM in the same way as a 308 Win is a more efficient cartridge than a 30-06. Even so the 7 SAUM is a little slower by 30 to 50 fps.

Enjoy and good shooting
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Re: Tikka T-3 into a 7 wsm or 7 saum

Ok with the question of the bolt face compatibility out of the way, yes it does work. The great debate begins 7mm/300 wsm vs 7mm wsm vs 7mm saum. There was a great article about these calibers on www.6mmbr.com. It got me leaning toward the 7mm saum. Hopefully this will link you to the article Vince B's 7mm WSM Record-Breaker (7 Win Short Mag)
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Re: Tikka T-3 into a 7 wsm or 7 saum

Sorry this is the link in meant 7mm Cartridge Guide and also I think giving up 30-50 fps is acceptable when using 7-10% less power. In reply to winmagman you can use the 300 saum brass now offered by norma and nolser and neck it down to the 7mm saum. Norma and Nosler both offer the 300 wsm and neck down to 7mm as well.

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Re: Tikka T-3 into a 7 wsm or 7 saum

What is wrong with the 300 wsm you have. I like it better than any of the others.
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Re: Tikka T-3 into a 7 wsm or 7 saum

better bullet bc with the 7mm, so better ballistics with less recoil. I'm not totally sold on switching but the grass looks greener.

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