Re: Future of 7STW vs. 7RUM
That is an interesting statement. I seem to read more and more on the short magnum rounds being developed. Every gun store that I go in, I cannot help but to overhear someone talking about the short mags and how close the 7mm remington ultra short magnum is coming to the 7mm rum. Lazzeroni claims that they can push a 140 grain nosler partition in their short mag version of the 7mm (7.21 Tomahawk) at 3444 feet per second. This round is being pushed by 70 grains of RL 19. The fastest that hodgdon is saying that the 7RUM will do with a 140 grain bullet and 96.5 grains of RETUMBO is 3353 feet per second. The winchester and remington short magnums are a couple hundred feet per second slower, depending upon the bullet, but they also have less recoil and muzzle jump. These rounds are becoming easily accessible and with better factory ammunition on the shelves today, a lot of the weekend hunters just go to the store and buy their ammo. I think that in the future, there will be a great loss of interest in reloading and people are going to rely more on ammo producers to supply them. There are so many great rounds out there, not just the STW and the RUM that will be lost as the tradition of reloading fades. Well, this is my two cents worth, I am 20 and I know how a lot of the guys my age see reloading and different calibers (faster and newer is better).
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