Originally Posted by longrifle
Two identical weight rifles, is there a SIGNIFICANT difference in felt recoil between the 7MM STW and the 7MM RUM? I've owned and loved the STW BUT the Rem 700 SPS SS is not offerred in STW now, not that I can find. It's either 7 MM Mag or the RUM. If there's a major difference(punishing!) difference would you consider a rechamber on a 7 MM Mag to STW and tailor the rechamber to a specific load thats performed extremely well in your other STWs?
There is not a lot of difference in the recoil of a 7mm RUM and a 7STW but there is in velocity.
At 300 yards the 7mm RUM delivers 24% more energy than the 7 rem mag and 12% more than
the 7 STW.
If your going to buy a new rifle I would buy the 7 Rem Mag and have it rechamberd to 7 STW
or screw on a custom barrel chambered in 7 STW.
If its the speed you want then just buy the 7 RUM and be done with it.
I like both the STW and the RUM and they both have there strong points.
With 140gr bullets the STW is very flat but the RUM can handle the bigger bullets at higher
velocities because of case capacity.
Probably not a lot of help but that's the difference.
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