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Old 09-06-2009, 06:35 PM
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7mm SAUM or WSM using 168 & 180 Bergers

Which is better for 1000 yards? I will be handloading so brass is no problem. It will be for everything from coyotes to moose and bears.
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Re: 7mm SAUM or WSM using 168 & 180 Bergers

I chose the SAUM because it can basically match the WSM but with less powder. Less powder = better barrel life and cheaper to reload. Most people would pick the WSM, of course I like doing things that most people don't do.
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Re: 7mm SAUM or WSM using 168 & 180 Bergers

Go here for a great read on the 7mm SAUM and WSM:

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Re: 7mm SAUM or WSM using 168 & 180 Bergers

I agree and was leaning toward the SAUM also.
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Re: 7mm SAUM or WSM using 168 & 180 Bergers

I forgot to mention I will be building it on a rem 700 long action so the seating depth wont be a problem either.
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Re: 7mm SAUM or WSM using 168 & 180 Bergers

While I have always been intrigued by the 7 WSM, my vote would be for the SAUM as I believe it has a longer neck for those bigger bullets....
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Re: 7mm SAUM or WSM using 168 & 180 Bergers

Depends on your priorities. The SAUM is almost as fast as the WSM, and it does it with less powder.

The question is does the almost matter to you? The difference is greater with heavy bullets which is why I am building a WSM instead of the SAUM.
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