Re: 7mm Practical
The 7mm STW is a standard cartridges and better cartridge. It outperforms the 7mm-300 win mag so what is the point. I have shot both the 7mm-300 wby and the 7mm-8mm rem mag since the 70's along with the 7mm wby and remington and a bunch others. I know these pretty well. When the necked 8mm rem mag case was called an STW in the late 90's and I could get cheap factory brass for it I went with it over the 7mm-300 wby. You can get about the same peformance as the 7mm-300 win mag out of the 7mm Weatherby and the factory 7mm STW is better than both so why go to all the trouble with the 7mm-300 win mag. The short Dakota gives great performance on a standard magnum action with the ability to seat the bullets out more than you will be able to with the 300 winchester necked. When Devin gets his 7mm SIN out there with more powder than the 7mm STW on that short dakota case it will be a good one.
I had to edit because I was in a hurry and had one cartridge on my mind and typing another. I am trying to understand the purpose of the 7mm-300 win mag when so many duplicate it or are just slower or faster and factory rounds.
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Last edited by Long Time Long Ranger; 07-09-2011 at 03:51 PM.