Re: Tikka T-3 into a 7 wsm or 7 saum
I looked at the 177 gr bullets referred to. They look impressive except for the price. $84.50 per box (100-150 I'm guessing) plus $13 shipping is very steep compared to Bergers or JLKs.
I'm not trying to change anyone's mind about their caliber of choice, to each his own. I feel that everyone should shoot what he/she can shoot with the highest level of accuracy and confidence. Hell, I'm already looking at other options for another build or rebarrel for when the time comes. So far I've narrowed it down to 7mm/338 Norma with 200 gr Wildcats or 180 gr JLK for a rebarrel and 338 Edge or 338 Norma with 300 gr Bergers (once they are available and tested) for a new build.
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