Originally Posted by Iron Worker
Is that right a 7MM STW has only a 150 fps advantage over a 7mm WSM ?
I have both the 7 WSM and the 7 STW and like what each bring to the table.
The 7 WSM is accurate,light and short because of the short action .
The 7 STW is light ,accurate and has more recoil but with 140gr bullets is very
As far as velocity my STW "standard" load with a 140gr bullet is 3528 ft/sec.
The max load in my 7 WSM is 3213 with a 140 gr bullet.
And on the feeding issue, the WSMs are more trouble to set up to feed good
but it can be done. ( The WSSMs are worse ).
If the belt has you bothered then look at the 7 RUM. It will add another 100+
ft/sec to the STW.
It is hard to compair the 7 WSM to the 7 STW because they are so far apart in
performance with the big/heavy bullets and with light bullets the STW is overbored
badly .( My hottest 120gr load in the STW exceeded 3900 ft/sec velocity but accuracy
suffered from over rotation,
Just my 2 cents
J E CUSTOM