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is the 7wsm dead?

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Unread 01-26-2013, 08:04 AM
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is the 7wsm dead?

Theres one on the rack at the local dealer that i was thinking on but brass isnt anywhere and i see wincherster no longer has anything in that caliber on there website.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 06:52 PM
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Re: is the 7wsm dead?

You can still get brass. Or you can make brass from 270 or 300wsm brass. Simple neck size and easy fireform.

I use Norma brass in my 7mmWSM.

It's not dead by any means. It's a great long range thumper.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 08:33 PM
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Re: is the 7wsm dead?

Not dead at all but moving into a custom chamber only it looks like. They seem to be commanding a premium on the used market these days and its a great round. I think you will see factory offerings from time to time but will not be a regular in anybody's line.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:04 PM
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Re: is the 7wsm dead?

A nephew bought one last summer. Salesman at the shop must have been pumping him pretty hard. Got a scope mounted and went to buy some ammo and had a very difficult time finding any . Not a happy camper. He got a heck of a deal on the rifle and now he knows why. Had a talk with him at Christmas and he decided he wants to keep it so its time to take in a lifetime suppy of brass.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:07 PM
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Re: is the 7wsm dead?

I sure have had good luck with the 7MM WSM, built at least 10 in the last year 180 bergers alittle RL22 2990-3020 fps, I sure would not be afraid of one if the price was right you.

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Unread 01-26-2013, 10:20 PM
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Re: is the 7wsm dead?

I'm on my 2nd one. I bought a bunch of failsafe ammunition on gunbroker cheap. It actually shoots really good for hunting out aways. Brass is formed and then on to Bergers 168's awesome. I'm going to re stock soon. I think that ammo is still on Gunbroker and it's about 25 a box. The win 70 I bought on Gunbroker for about 450. There are more on there. My other is a Browning. If I ever shoot the barrel out I can stay with 7 wsm or go to 300WSM. That seems like the keeper of the wsm's.
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Unread 01-27-2013, 12:47 AM
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Re: is the 7wsm dead?

7wan is not listed in the current model 70 line up that I can find. Only 270wsm, and 300wsm
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