7wsm dead?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ishootkittens, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    is the 7mm wsm DEAD?

    Winchester's own caliber isnt being offered in their new rifles! WTF!

    I was set on getting a .270wsm but someone brought to my attention how great the 7mm wsm was and i was really excited about purchasing one! well... now i cant FIND ONE!!! if winchester stops producing firearms then browning stops..then the other handful of manufactures stops producing this caliber... WHAT WILL I DO! im too poor for a custom build... college kid can barely afford ramen noodles! lol
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Call Savage and order one. They'll make it for you.

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  3. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    im about too! my only worries are... ammo. If they stop producing the firearms.. will they stop porducing the ammo. I look to handload for the most part, but i dont want to have to search across the world for 7mm wsm brass. Winchester was going to be the first place i looked for the brass! Why the hell is that caliber dying! I thought it was pretty popular?!
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    The 270 and 300 WSM are kind of trumping it. It is a good caliber. I wouldn't worry about brass supply. As long as there is 270 and 300 WSM brass, you can make 7mm WSM brass. As far as Winchester brass, stay away from it. Buy some Norma or Remmy 300WSM brass. It suppose to hold up better. In my 300WSM I could only get three productive loads from the brass before it went to crap.

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  5. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    that is true! I forgot about that! I appreciate it man. My buddy has a savage and I really like it. I just didnt want to get the 7mm if the amo was going to disappear!
     
  6. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Always got the 7mmRM! It is just as capable if not more so. You can form Lapua brass for it out of the 300WM brass.

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  7. Camshaft

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    Don't buy federal 300wsm brass either. I ordered a package of 50 for my savage and 10% had laminations in the necks. Not to mention the primer pockets were looser when they where new than my Remington 300rum brass after 5 loads.
     
  8. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    A 111LRH with a long throat would be pretty cool.

    Too bad that they dropped the 7WSM. I 'll have to buy back one of the 2 that I sold. They seemed to be a little more accurate than the others...

    I always thought that if a guy could only have one rifle a M70 7wsm would be a damn good choice.

    Looks like Browning still offers it.
     
  9. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I am on the 3rd loading with my win brass in the 300 wsm no issues at all
     
  10. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    its just those damn berger bullets that caught my eye! Those 180 vld are so nice! Im not going to pick a firearm because of a "cool" bullet. But those 7's reeallly have alot of ammo choices. The 7rem is a really nice gun too and I may have to look into it. I wasss 10 seconds from buying a .270wsm too. Now im back at square one... im going insane!
     
  11. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with the 270wsm and Berger 150's or Hornady 150 SST's. You'll get some serious velocity, accuracy, and hitting power down range.

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  12. cross

    cross Well-Known Member

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    Buy used!!! I've had just as much luck finding rifles that shoot used as new. I've moved beyond being a starving college student but I'm not afraid to pinch my pennies for when I need things like new barrels!!
    I'm on my 2nd 7wsm barrel. I love the caliber for elk, deer, and antelope. It works great and it's a real pleasure to shoot.
     
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  13. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    How many rounds did you get through your tube before a rebarrel?

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  14. cross

    cross Well-Known Member

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    I can't say how many rounds that first barrel was good for. It never would shoot 168 or 180 Bergers, so that was a dissapointment. It did shoot 150 Sciroccos very well and 160 Accubonds even better (1/2 MOA) but I really wanted to shoot the Bergers as well as lighten the rifle so... When it stopped shooting the Sciroccos as good as ot used to (maybe 600 rounds of not entirely prudent use or care) it was time for a new bbl, stock, and scope.