I just bought a browning a-bolt 7mm wsm
and have yet to shoot it -waiting on brass ,bullets etc..
On the recoil part -i have a rem. 870 express that has a recoil pad so hard it might as well not have one.I took a 1/8" drill bit and just started drilling hole after hole into the recoil pad from the back and completely through it also.This really softened it up and didn't effect the look much.
The way i looked at it was if this doesn't work oh-well i'll have to get a real recoil pad.I'll do the same thing to the browning if need be.
The a-bolt's come from the factory bedded and free floated ,the trigger is a joke !I adjusted mine all the way down -it's suppose to be 3-6 lbs adjustable mine is more like 6 lbs bottomed out.I'm getting a timney trigger spring for it from brownells.
If you don't handload you should start it's fun and usually the only way to really fine tune a rifle.
I wouldn't feel too bad about 2" groups w/factory ammo and trigger.If i can get to 5/8-3/4" for 5 @ 100yds i can live w/that myself.Although if i could get better ----I'll take it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img].
I'll let you know about mine as i progress..
Kraky i didn't know the 7wsm was that close to the 7 rm , although my lee book shows 5.02cc and 5.27 for the rem-mag..I'm going to start loading for mine asap.-Mike