WSM questions????

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by long range dogr, May 19, 2010.

  1. long range dogr

    long range dogr Well-Known Member

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    Long story short,i'm wanting to build a new hunting rifle this year.I already have a 300wsm that weighs about 18 pounds.So i'm gonna go a little lighter for this build.And i'm wanting to build a 7mmWSM.

    My question is, Are all wsm boltfaces the same? The reason i ask is because i can pick up a 270wsm Remington very cheap from a local pawn shop.I'm just wanting to use the action as a donor.

    So will this work? Or will i need to buy one with the already corect chambering?

    Thanks in advance fellas.I'm sorry if this topic has been covered already.
     
  2. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    My 7wsm is built off a long action so it feeds the longer, high bc bullets smoothly. As far as bolt face they should all be the same .

    If you want to save a couple of bucks, check to see if Savage has one chambered in 7wsm. A little added work from a gunsmith and you will have a rifle that will compete with my full custom for alot less money. You also might want to check into the 7-300wsm. Rather easy to reload for and you have the benefit of better brass.


    Brent
     
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  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is the same bolt face as the other WSMs the only difference in the WSM besides calibres
    is that the 7 WSM case is longer than all other WSMs giving it a little more case capacity.

    It is my favorite WSM cartrige. and works well in a short action.

    The 7 WSM is not as easy to find factory ammo for but if you reload they have a large selection
    of bullet types and weights.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    +1 Savage WSM action. The donor I have/had(until stolen by a Canadian gs) is the best action I've seen to date. I would even choose it over my BAT's -for WSM.

    Proper WSM actions depart from the norm, and I don't know that Remington knows enough about basic design to build one right.

    Pick up a Savage in any WSM, and toss all but the action/accutrigger.
    Note that it is not a short action, and it uses their largest barrel threading. It is also CRPF with standing blade ejection.
     
  5. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Yes, same size bolt face. Stick with your Rem donor action plan and youll have a smooth rig.
     
  6. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Guys can you stick with the staggered feed with the wsm? When I built my first one on a short action with a center feed clip we had all sorts of feeding problems with the longer bullets. Granted there wasn't many options for bottom metal at the time. I am guessing the wyatts helped out alot. I sure would like to know my options since I am contemplating on a light carry built in the wsm.

    Thanks

    Brent
     
  7. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Yes the staggered mag will work but it is finicky and won't normally hold more than 2 rounds
    without popping out during loading.

    The center feed works great with a flat bottom bullet follower and can be tuned.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  8. long range dogr

    long range dogr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply's fellas!

    I had originally planned on building this on a savage platform.But i got a smoking deal on a manners T2 stock thats inletted for a remmi short action.
     
  9. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    I hold 3+1 in my Model-70, 270wsm. Feeds long bullets fine. My dads is the same. However the Model-70 with the controlled round push feed (w/o extractor claw) sometimes requires you to push the bolt half way then pushing it again when loading longer bullets. I think it has something to do with ligning up the rim of the case with the plunger extractor while it comes up from the stagered mag. Kind of a steep angle till it ''popps up''. I dont know if this was a ''in general question'' dealing with stagered bottom metal, or strictly for the Savage guys.
     
  10. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I should of elaborated with the push feed. The control feed you shouldn't have an issue. Thanks for the info.


    Brent