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.300 WSM vs. 7mm WSM

 
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:51 AM
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I have been shooting and hunting for more than 50 years and have had a lot of different calibers. I bought one of the first Remington 7mm Mag in the early 60's and loved it. Used it for many years but finally got tired of the recoil. Been a 7mm lover most of that time. A couple of years ago I helped my son build a 300 WSM and I so impressed that I had to have one myself. The 300 WSM can shoot heavier bullets, faster, flatter, less wind drift, more accurately and with less recoil than the 7mm Rem. Mag. Argue with me all you want but this has been my experience with both rounds.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:28 AM
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i think that its amazing that you guys are out there dissing the 7mm. i shoot a custom 7mm wsm and am shooting 168 bergerts with a bc of .64. i also kave a 300 mag i am shooting 168 bergers through it as well they had a bc of .46. so you tell me why you guys think that they are so much flatter and with less wind drift. if you like a 7mm shoot it, you can get 180 berger vlds and get even more bc, my gun just likes 168 pushed 3075 fps. good luck.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:09 PM
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I am getting to the opinion that BC is BS!! One of the most accurate rifles that I ever shot was a 30BR using a 118 grain bullet with crap for a BC.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:56 PM
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Can you say "PISSIN MATCH"?
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:42 PM
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Can you say "PISSIN MATCH"?
I wouldn't say that at all, just a difference in experiences, needs, preferences and opinions! As anything on the internet you just filter thru the comments and arrive at your own conclusions.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:47 PM
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Easy

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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.
- WHO ? factory load a 180gr Berger??

- What's the BC of this 180gr( 0.684 ), and What's the speed at Zero, Because the Hottest load i've found was obtain by RELOADING with a custom 28 inch barrel and a Very Hot load at ( Claimed ) : 3010 fps.

- Are you telling me, you gonna use a Berger 180gr to kill a big game ???

- My Data are Spec from FACTORY load Winchester Ammunition for this simple example.
Klik on ( product comparison below )
Product Comparison

-the factory loaded 300wsm exit at 3010 fps from a 24inch barrel , same of youre Hottest reload i've found. so it's basically the same speed,
The VLD (0.684) does it make a big difference at 500 yard? answer is Easy : NO

-And the Accubond is a REAL hunting bullet.

-If you wanna play this game, i can find a load from a .300 Mag who'se gonna beat youre little 7mm anytimes...

But i'm not this kind of person.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:58 PM
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BTW:
Yes i have a Sako Finnlight,
And a Savage 16 FCSS,
Let me tell you something, i've try them both a lot and compare...
And with absolutely no doubt in my mind : SAVAGE is by far the best value for the price.
Only on little problem on the savage, the Ejector...It's simply a little piece of steel spring loaded... , sometimes, you will have to remove it and stretch it a bit to put back tension in it.
And you'll have to absolutely CHANGE the recoil pad for a SVL Limbsaver..
Accutrigger is GREAT !!!!!

And LOL ! Savage with the same load and virtually the same barrel lengt of my Sako is: 80 fps Faster.
Simply because Savage have less FreeBore than Sako.
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