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.300 WSM vs. 7mm WSM

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Unread 01-08-2008, 08:54 PM
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.300 WSM vs. 7mm WSM

Currently I am shooting an older 7mm REM in need of an upgrade. I have been looking at the .300 WSM, but the old 7mm shoots so flat it's hard to change. This addition to the family would be for Elk and long range groundhogs.

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Unread 01-08-2008, 09:59 PM
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IMO The 300 WSM will have a longer throat life, if you are doing a lot of back to back shooting.
Myself I prefer the 7mm with the higher BC's.
I have taken a lot of elk with the 7mm andwell, I just like it.
Others will feel differently.
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Unread 01-09-2008, 12:36 AM
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Definitely the 7mm. I stay away from the wsm's and there's not really any proof that there is a benefit to them. For me it would be a 300 win or 7 rm. Just my opinion.
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Unread 01-09-2008, 01:01 AM
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I'm definately a 7Mag man. JohnnyK.
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Unread 01-09-2008, 02:56 AM
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wow , a lot of 7mm lover's

I was using a 7mm Rem Mag and i like it a lot..
One life to live, i've try something else.
a 270 WSM, WOW ! shoot few deer with it and in my opinion that's a real Deer rifle.
Then i've deceided to try something bigger, 338 RUM...
Again few deer and 2 moose..God it's powerful and flatter than a 22-250, with a 200gr BallisticTip flying a 3310 fps...Sweet...
Then i deceided to give a try to the 300 WSM
I've bought a Sako Finnlight, put a Limbsaver on it, and shooting 180gr AB at 3110fps... and beleive me..with the limbsaver the recoil is not harder than a 7mm RemMag.
And now..that's the only one i use...and i bought another one ( savage ) as a back-up...
If you compare a 7mmRemMag with a 160gr NAB, VS a 300 WSM with a 180gr NAB..
You will see the 300 WSM is flatter a 500 yards by almost 2 inch..
More speed, more power, more TKO....
And its fun to shoot!
Ive try also many caliber..30-06, 300WinMag, 30-30, 25-06, 270win, and i forget some....But i didnt talk about them, because i didnt kill anything with them..
The worst a have own, was a Tikka 595 Whitetail ( if my memory's good)
in 300 WinMag... She was a Brute to my shoulder! the 595 was light, factory recoil pad from a 8 ply truck tire) I've called her ( Ninja ) each time i've sqeeze the trigger it was like a Punch of Ninja on my shoulder....Grrr..
My 338 RUm is a kiss from an angel beside it....
7MM WSM is already DEAD..forget it.
She's ( 7mmWSM ) in the same league of 30TC, 300-338 RCM....
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Unread 01-09-2008, 08:41 PM
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Thank you for your comments. The 300 will give me more options, plus I still have my old 7mm in the gun safe.

So, I am going with the .300.... Savage Model 16FHSAK or the Weatherby Vanguard Sub-MOA stainless?

J Mac
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Unread 01-10-2008, 01:17 AM
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eclipse: where did you get data that the 300wsm is flatter than the 7rm at 500 yards. Using a 180 berger a 7rm is way flatter than the 300.
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