Originally Posted by Digger2
Thanks for the replies so far guys. I just wanted to know what I should be looking at as I am totally new to the longer range hunting game. I just didn't know if the 7 STW would have enough horsepower to do the job or if I should just go to the 300 Win mag for ease of brass, efficiency, etc. Is the STW that much faster/better than 7mm mag that I should even bother or should I just look at something else for my needs?? Maybe a 340 Wby?? I just didn't really want to get into high recoil, because it doesn't make it enjoyable to shoot them then.
The stw is a lot faster, in the 100-150 fps range. But it was designed for, and really shines with 140 grain bullets. Then it is about 250 fps faster. With the longer barrel
though. But with a 1:8.5 twist and 175's you are talking 3100 fps and a whopping
3700 ft lbs of energy at the muzzle. Capable of any game about anywhere with the
proper bullet. Brass is easy to get, loaded rounds are in most stores now a days and
with 140's at 3450 fps the gun is a desert delight.