Re: 7 stw vs 7 ultra mag
15 grains more powder for the same velocity is NOT the same. It's a hell of a lot more heat and scouring for virtually nothing. I like the 7rum and will probably own one again, but it will be a dedicated lr rig with extremely low round count. You can actually use your stw and still keep it shoting well. I owned my last one ten years. My current one had 200 rounds and change on it and the barrel shows no wear, even heating it bad in hot weather this year. That would have killed a 7rum. If you want a rum you can put rounds through, you have to step up to 300 rum.