Re: 300wsm comparison to 7mmwsm
Ric, The other factor is recoil. Several articles by Sundra (who loves 7MM) point out that you must ride out about 20% more recoil in 30 cal to equal the same benefits of the 7mm. A 160 7mm basically equates to a 180 30 cal bullet. Because of the sectional density of the 7mm vs 30 cal bullet, and comparable velocities, give the 7mm an edge. Of course, the bullets must perform correctly. The 7mm can also have a better BC in comparable weights. I'm not sure that the animal knows the difference if hit correctly, but is is hard to get people to look at the concept if they believe that bigger is better!