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Old 10-03-2012, 10:12 AM
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Best Factory 7WSM

I've been thinking about getting this rifle. I can't afford to get a custom one made. There aren't too many factory manufacturers out there making them, a few that have stopped making them too.

I was curious if anyone else out there that couldn't afford a custom make and ended up getting a factory model in this caliber might have any advice or insight to share on the best one...or at least your opinion of the best one out there.

I'm looking at this being my all around hunting rifle, elk, deer, bear, etc.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:31 AM
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Re: Best Factory 7WSM

I have a friend who shoots this rifle in 7 WSM, it shoots very, very well. Not very exoctic looking, but the thing is a tack driver.



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Old 10-04-2012, 11:53 AM
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Re: Best Factory 7WSM

Ya. I see Winchester and Browning have it available in a factory rifle. Was looking at the Win. Extreme Weather SS. Looks like a nice rifle.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:36 PM
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Re: Best Factory 7WSM

I have used a Browning Stalker in 7WSM as my walking rifle for several years. Once I got it bedded, it shoots very well for a lightweight 22" barrel. I have made several shots over 450 yards with it over the years.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:00 PM
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Re: Best Factory 7WSM

I really like my 7WSM and shoot it more than my other rifles but if I were hunting Elk and Bear, I'd go with a .338 something. I'll probably get pounded, but that's just my feelings. I know bullet placement is very important as well as type of bullet and target distance, but for the larger game a larger caliber is better.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:08 PM
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Re: Best Factory 7WSM

I think you're right...you just elicited some more responses on this thread. I'm not touching it! The only reason I was looking at it was for the short action, and the availability of having more energy downrange further. Otherwise I'd be happy with a 7mm-08 hunting just about any big game in Idaho under 300 yards. Which is probably what most people shoot under hunting anyways. That's just my opinion of someone who has grown up here hunting from childhood in central Idaho and seeing a lot of people shoot a lot of game....and a majority of them were not magnums. Big game has not gotten any tougher since then. It's all a marketing ploy.

So maybe I just threw some icing on the cake? LOL.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:19 PM
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Re: Best Factory 7WSM

I bought a super shadow mod 70 on gunbroker for 500. Nice short lightweight 7wsm. Crappy stock but a great all weather carry rifle. I think I'll put a decent stock on it. Someday if I shoot the barrel out I'll maybe make it a little heavier barreled but it really doesn't need it for walking and shooting practically anything I shoot like what you mention. This is a good action to customize and I can go to 300 wsm on a rebarrel. Not likely though.
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