Short action build 7mm SAUM vs ???

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by AK4900PA, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. AK4900PA

    AK4900PA Member

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    I'm getting ready to put together a rifle. Goals for the project are hunting white tails and mulies up to 500 yards (possibly more with sufficient practice), and hitting steel out to 1000+.

    I considered the 7wsm, 7saum, 300wsm and 300saum all as possible canidates. After exhaustive research online I'm pretty confident that the 7saum is the best choice for me due to the ability to run larger, high BC bullets in the short magazine without having to bury the bullet as far in the case.

    Am I on the right track here or do you guys think I should consider other options? I've done alot of research and while I feel this is my best option I can't help but question myself. Considering how long it takes to get a barrel in, I need to finalize a decision soon.

    Specs on the rifle will be...

    JP AMCS chassis
    ZEL magpul/pachmayr recoil pad
    Alpha wsm mags
    Savage LRP target action (repeater)
    28" Brux bull barrel
    DE brake
     
  2. nctta

    nctta Well-Known Member

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    I'm digging the 7rsaum too and having one built right now....down side is no Remington brass until May, and Nosler is higher than a giraffe's butt.
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Buy the norma or Remington 300saum and neck it down.
     
  4. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Stiller Short Action sitting in a Manners Mini-chassis setup With a handful of Alpha mags to feed the system.

    I think you'll be happy. The 7mmSAUM is really seeing a surge in popularity, with luck another manufacturer or two will pick up the cartridge. Kevin Thomas are you listening ??:D


    I expect to take delivery of the finished rig sometime late this month. 180 Bergers are first on the list.


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  5. AK4900PA

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    I'm really looking forward to trying the new 175gr accubond LR. 0.672 G1 BC and claimed operating range down to 1300fps.
     
  6. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    The Accubomb is a decent bullet but I will be absolutely floored if the Accubond can acutally achieve a G1 of .672. If I was a betting man (i'm not cause I suck at it), my money would be placed on a much lower #.

    Who knows, maybe Nosler will prove me wrong :rolleyes:


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  7. AK4900PA

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    It does seem a bit optomistic, but I'm hopeful it's close at least. If it truly has reasonable expansion down to 1300 like they say, I'll be content with a BC of .630 or better. We will see once they've been out and for a bit and tested.