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.300 WSM vs. 7mm WSM

 
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:08 AM
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that is funny i have shot deer at 700 800 and 1000 yards and elk at 600 and 1050 yards with my 300 wsm with 150 and 180 gr bullets
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:37 PM
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that is funny i have shot deer at 700 800 and 1000 yards and elk at 600 and 1050 yards with my 300 wsm with 150 and 180 gr bullets

How about a ONE-SHOT kill at 1159 yards with a 7mm WSM & 162 gr A-Max? You call it luck I call it skill, you say it's BS I say it's BC.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:32 PM
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Guys, this debate.. 7mmWSM vs 300WSM...

I have just had to make this decision. These were my two choices.. and what did I pick. The 300WSM.

The 7mmWSM will shoot flatter, and higher BC bullets. Yes, great out long. But what I am seeing is these guns are loaded warm, which does not help the barrel out, if you know what I mean. Nice short neck, lots of powder being pushed down the smaller bore. I would like to mention too, that my rifle will be shot a fair bit, so this was a consideration for me. If you are only shooting a couple hundred rounds a year, jump straight onto the 7mmWSM.

Now, the reason why I chose the 300WSM. Firstly, more rounds down the barrel before its a tomato stake, but I will be planning on putting a few rounds down the barrel per year. Second, bullet selection. I feel the 30cal has a better bullet selection over the 7mm. In the 30cal range that I plan on shooting, I have Sierra 190, 200, 210's, Bergers 210's, Hornady 208's, and Lapua 185's. The Sierra 200MK's and Hornady 208's will be my first choices.

The other question, is how often will I be taking shots at 1000yds+. Here in Australia where I am, very rarely. So do I need this added performance that the 7mmWSM offers at these long ranges. I think not.

The 300WSM also has brass selection, Winchester, Remington, and Norma. This is more than what is offered by the 7mmWSM.

The components I am using for this rifle are Stiller TAC300, Lilja barrel, PAI brake, Badger M5 metal, NIghtforce, and Manners stock. This combo with a 28" barrel should see me get around 2900fps with the 210's. Thats more than enough for me!

So, to conclude, I chose the 300WSM because of brass/projectile selection, not needing the extra performance because I will not be really shooting past 1000yds (and the 300WSM does fine to 1000yds, see 1000yd benchrest), and I will hopefully get longer life out of my barrel.

300WSM, SOLD!

CHeers
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:19 AM
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Personally if I WAS to get a .30 over a 7 I would get the 300 win mag because of the availability of lapua brass.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:49 AM
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Mate

Good call.. yes Lapua brass is a great way to go, and previous to making the decision on the 300WSM, all my rifles are chambered in Lapua cases.

I have thought a head also, and that is why I bought the TAC300 long action and Badger M5 Long Magnum bottom metal. In the future I can go to the 300WM if I feel I need it.

I have never had a short magnum, so this is why I have chosen the a WSM over the 300WM. I plan on running the Winchester brass, and will be turning necks so I'll be alright with this brass once sorted and prepped.

Another advantage going with a long action on the WSM's is seating the projectiles right out!

I'm looking forward to it!

Cheers
Trevor
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:45 PM
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How about a ONE-SHOT kill at 1159 yards with a 7mm WSM & 162 gr A-Max? You call it luck I call it skill, you say it's BS I say it's BC.
all my shot are one shot kills. plus i just whached a guy i was guiding shoot a elk 6 times with a 7mm wsm she ran 100 yards and had to put her down with my 300 wsm.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:56 PM
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I have a 300WSM, 7mm (not WSM) and a 300 win mag. I would not waste the money on the 300 wsm again. It is a great gun. It shoots nice groups but as I learn more about loading I just see more potential with a 300 win mag. I will still use my 300wsm all the time as I love it but if I was starting from scratch I would not go WSM again.
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