Re: is the 7wsm dead?
Go to Gunbroker and search in bolt action rifles, just put shadow in. I THEN CLICK THE PRICE BUTTON TO SEARCH LOWEST PRICE FIRST. When you get by the featured listings onto the 2nd page you'll see 3 7mmWSM shadows today for less than $500. You can try other search variations too, like WSM or model 70 or post, there are probably more, they come up quite often. I see them starting to creep up in price lately. If you get the 300WSM, you can always re-barrel to 7WSM. There are some barrels there too. They are a great value. They come up all the time. Places like Walmart were selling lots of them for years. The actions are push feed or controlled round push feeds post 64 actions. I like the 2003-2004 models of the model 70's, great actions. Most are ADL blind magazines, I like the simplicity of ADL bling mags for carrying and hunting. They can be tack drivers, it is a good start for a build. Just depends on how far you want to go accuracy wise. Great starting point for a 7mmWSM, the action and caliber are great, real keeper in my opinion. The 7mmWSM Failsafe ammunition is pretty good too and a source of brass. It's on Gunbroker typically use the ammunition search category.