7MM WSM help

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Bigeclipse, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,
    I had a question about 7mm wsm. I know it is not that popular of a load but I snagged a browning A-bolt new in 7mm WSM for 375 bucks with leupold mounts and rings and 60 rounds of winchester super X. I hunted with the super X last year and it worked out well enough, however, I am dissappointed with the rounds over all. It is ok to hunt at 200 or less yards but it is not a crazy accurate gun. At 100 yards I was getting between 1.5-2 inch groups, while with my old beat up savage 110 in 7mm rem mag I get 3/4 inch or less, groups at 100 yards. One might ask why I even bother with the browning A-bolt if my savage shoots so well, well needless to say, the Browning A-BOLT is a much lighter/smaller gun to carry around in the woods and the savage is really starting to show signs of wear.
    So my question is.....does anyone have a 7mm WSM, if so which brand/type rounds do you shoot?
    The funny thing with my savage 110 is if I use federal or winchester ammo, it shoots terrible...2+ inch groups at 100 yards, but using remmington core-locs it shoots the 3/4inch or less groups. So I am wondering if maybe my A-BOLT just does not like the winchester super Xs and I should be shooting something else? Unfortunately I do not think remmington core-loc comes in a 7mm WSM or else I would have tried that.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I answered your other post and hope it will help you.

    I have built many WSMs and SAUMs and the 7mm is one of my favorite short Mags for power,trajectory,ballistics
    and energy in a compact package.

    Dont give up on it.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

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    The 7WSM isnt popular, but it is still an awesome round! I've got two of them and am thinking of building a third. JE is spot on about the ballistics being great although the only way to really see one shine is with hand loads. If handloading is out of the question you might want to buy several boxes of different ammo (a big investment I know) and shoot them until you find one that works the best then go buy several boxes of it. Then down the road you can have it rebarreled and start handloading after the LR addiction has hit you full force! Good luck.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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  5. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

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    Here's a pic of a few of them. A little off topic, sorry!

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    7 RSAUM 264 Raptor 7 WSM 270 WSM
    154 SST 130 Berger 180 Berger 130 Super X

    The 264 Raptor is a wildcat I came up with in the search for the perfect sheep rifle. Its a 6.5/300 RSAUM 40* Improved. It may not be the perfect cartridge, but we havent found any changes needed yet. It allows loading a 130 accubond in a Remington Model 7 action and will run them 3200fps!
     
  6. lucus928

    lucus928 New Member

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    Hello i live in AZ and do not own my 7mm WSM anymore, but i do have 2 boxes of 20rds each (40rds) 7mm WSM Winchester Supreme, GPX 2, Ballistic Silver tip, 140gr, These go for about $ 44 bucks on cheaper than dirt...ect. I would love to sell both boxes $ 60.00 and ill pay for shipping. email me at djlucus602@yahoo.com
     
  7. Bigeclipse

    Bigeclipse Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all.
    I have sold my 7mmWSM not being able to buy ammo locally anymore.

    I did buy a new 300WSM though to replace it which has plenty of local ammo. :D
     
  8. Shootin4fun

    Shootin4fun Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that was fast BigEclipse! 3 days from wanting advice, you sold 7WSM. Note...I don't think it was your A-bolt that was inaccurate unless the previous owner did something to it or got a lemon. The Abolt is normally very accurate. Maybe it just didn't like the Fed factory ammo.

    I would have bought your Abolt 7WSM; I was shopping the web for many weeks for a good deal but 2 days ago I scored bigtime with a super deal on a new Savage 14 in 7mm RM. I really liked the WSM idea but in the end the 7RM won out.

    I reload, so the availability wouldn't have been a problem. However, boiler room eventually might have been. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Richard0512

    Richard0512 New Member

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    I really enjoy shooting the 7wsm, best load if not reloading would be the Federal Trophy Tip in 160 grain, i have killed Elk 335 yards and 420 yard,trying out the new Federal Trophy Cooper this season, every single animal i have taken has been a one shot kill, the only one that went almost 100 yards (mule deer)i hit him a little low, i have not had any issue getting ammo, so many places to order from, in fact the last 4 boxes i got was from Cheaper Than Dirt. If your rifle doesn't shoot out past 200 yards, than i would say possible gun it self or the type of ammo, but mine shoots excellent groups.(gun)
     
  10. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    I have a 7WSM and it loves the 162 A-Max's and 180 VLD's. Shoots 1/2 MOA with either load.
     
  11. stukpedal

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    You may want to try this load, especially if you are wanting to shoot long range.

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