Originally Posted by stanley52
What would you propose as an alternative then sir? That is the longest internal magazine for a 700 SA you can find. I do not necessarily want to go to a LA for the weight and feeding issues associated with a 300 WSM
The WSM is what it is. An .06 case variant will quick cycle smoother and faster than a WSM in any action. If the feedrails are done right and you use a centerfeed mag box you should have no issues with feeding. If you want a few ounces lighter short action than you're going to sacrifice some performance with heavier bullets. It's all about priorities. When I load 210 Bergers to just off the lands with a COAL of about 3.150, my max load is about 2935 fps.
The Defiance XM sounds like a perfect fit to me.