Originally Posted by Txhillbilly
If someone makes a standard (small) shank barrel in that caliber.
Most of the short magnum calibers are large shank barrels from Savage.
You will also need to change the bolt head,follower,and magazine box to properly feed those cartridges.
Are you sure you want a 7 wsm to hut these smallish deer?
7 wsm is a beast in a light rifle. And I cut teeth an a 300 win mag.
How about a 284 win? Same bolt face. I don't know if you can find one
in a small shank but it's worth a try.
Or a 6.5 x 284, lots of load data many good bullets.
Or maybe a 6mm something.
It will do the job and be a lot more fun to shoot recoil wise.