Re: 7mmSAUM vs 7mm Rem
Well being just a kid i cant say for sure or that i know from any certain experience, but to me the explaination is marketing. Why not release a new line of cartriges on aa concept that hasnt really been widely intruduced before, little short fat magnums, and make a bunch of believeable but not necisarily true claims about what it will do to get people interested? It worked for them, as they have really sold alot of them and they have become pretty popular, but in reality, as far as i can see, there really is no gain in effeecientcy in short mags, at least not enough to make them any better from a practical standpoint, they really offer no gain in velocity, and like you said are often slower, and the fraction of an inch in action length that you cut off when useing a short mag is really negligible in overall length of the rifle and weight. Like i said, just a marketing thing, something cool and new for people to buy.