Lapua short mag brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by HoytFlinger, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. HoytFlinger

    HoytFlinger Well-Known Member

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    I sent an email to Lapua pretty much begging them to start making 7mm WSM brass. Today they emailed me back and said they have been getting a bunch of requests but they were mostly for 7mm RSAUM and they haven't made a decision yet. Why do you think the RSAUM has that many more requests than the 7mm WSM? Is it any better?
     
  2. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    This article might answer your questions:
    7mm Cartridge Guide

    The only thing I can think of is that many consider the WSM a little too much capacity/too short of barrel life. The SAUM is a bit smaller, and Norma offers the brass.
    Not that there is anything wrong with WSM or SAUM, but I can't picture either being a big seller for Lapua compared to their current offerings.
    And they can't make brass for everybody, and every fly-by-night cartridge.
     

  3. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    7mm bullets are popular in some shooting sports.

    I'm a little surprised that they don't make brass for any of the 7mm's as best I can tell.

    If they do start producing for the SAUM, it'll definitely move up a notch or two on my wish list.

    Then again, my purchases aren't going to get them terribly excited.

    -- richard
     
  4. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    HoytFlinger,

    Simple; because the RSAUM is the round that most of the competitive shooters seem to have gravitated towards. For both the F-Class and LR teams, they standardized on this cartridge during the recent world shoot to make wind calls a bit easier for the coaches (that is, not having to dope wind for two shooters firing distinctly different gun/bullet combinations) during the string. Can't tell you exactly why they went to the SAUM over the WSM, but for the 7mm version, that's the round that got the nod. From what I'd heard, this wasn't the US teams idea, but that we'd got it from the Brits. The apparently used this combination last year and have been doing very well with it in competition. Anyway, that's where things are headed right now.
     
  5. rkb21

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    Kevin,

    What are the chances of Lapua making 300 RUM brass.

    Thanks Ron
     
  6. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    Sorry, but I'd have to say pretty slim right now. It'd be a new draw for us from the ground up, as we don't have any other cases that utilize this head size. Right now, as I'd mentioned previously, we're taking a lot more requests for the 7mm SAUM. If, and that means "IF", we go this route, I suspect that would be the first one we'd make. Be happy to keep you posted as I hear more.

    In the meantime, anyone who's going to the SHOT show, stop on by! The Finns will be here, and you can talk with them directly about new cartridge suggestions. And yes, they really do pay attention to US market requests.

    See you there?
     
  7. LIK2HNT

    LIK2HNT Active Member

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    Here is another request for the 7WSM :)

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  8. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    I email them about every 6 months about 300 RUM brass........... please please please.

    I guess if I had the market setup for the 338 LM I might not rush to make RUM brass. If I was an american manufacturer I might look at the drool on all the lapua brass and decide to make a decent product...... sorry, had to rant a second

    Count me in on the WSM bandwagon also though
     
  9. burhead

    burhead Active Member

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    Where I'm from in Wyoming, the 7 saum is a very popular with long range shooters. The 180 bergers at 2950 make the 7 saum a great long range rifle.lightbulb
     
  10. RDavies

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    How about the 300 WSM, the 30 cal version would have to be getting popular with both target shooters and hunters, any likelyhood of 300 WSM from Lapua?
     
  11. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Any updates on possible 7mm SAUM/WSM brass from Lapua?

    Thanks
    Richard
     
  12. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Kevin,

    Any news on this?

    Thanks,

    Mark

    PS, would really love to see some 300 RUM brass as well