Re: .300 WSM questions.
correct me if i am wrong but i believe barrel life is less on a win mag. if u want a long action go with a win mag, if u want a short lighter action go with the wsm. if u arent shooting past 1000 yards then either will be adequate. the win mag pushes the HEAVY stuff a bit farther. the wsm case is more efficient meaning that u will use less powder in order to alllmost match the win mag with the 150-180 gr bullets. i love my wsm and my best friend loves his win mag. my wsm is easier to hunt with because it weighs 3 pounds less and recoils less still.
"...I shoot big cartridges, not because I am ego bound, not because they are needed to kill big game when well placed shots are made, but when an error is made, they will get you out of trouble more often then a lesser round."