30-7mm WSM?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Phoeniceltic, Jun 10, 2019.


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  1. Yes Of Course it would only add to an already Accurate & Proven Cartridge.

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  2. No, not really the 300 WSM is so good @ 1000 Yards you can't improve it.

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  3. What's a 300 WSM?

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  4. Who needs the 30 Caliber? 6.5 Creedmoor is the Best at Everything!

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  5. 300-SMX Ultimate 30 Caliber TARGET HUNTER is on my Bucket list!

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  1. dirtytough

    dirtytough Well-Known Member

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    The reason to go with a WSM instead of a PRC or Win Mag in a long action imo is if that long action is short like a Tikka. The Tikka is a short long action. You can get about the same velocity out of a 300 WSM with a 215 seated long, as you can a 300 WM with a 215 shoved into the case to fit a Tikka action.

    If going with a full length long action IDK why you would decide on a 300-7mm WSM.
     
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  2. Phoeniceltic

    Phoeniceltic Well-Known Member

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    Okay, lets back up for a moment, Medium or Long or Infinite Action, Explore the Potential of the 300 WSM with 4 Grains more Powder capability. No, you cannot compare the ultimate performance with a 300 Norma Magnum. The difference is in the Efficiency of the Case Design. Hence I believe the reason the WSM is so popular and easy to tune for 1000 yards, only you get More, And if you put a 40 Degree Shoulder on it you might get even more. You can do more with the 30-7mm WSM Case than you can with the 300 Win Mag Case. Exact Volume capacity goes out the window, these are not Apples & Apples.
     
  3. TXAoudadKlr

    TXAoudadKlr Well-Known Member

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    Saw a 375-7WSM yesterday thought a 416WSM would be interesting
     
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  4. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Lol of course you would. You are that guy.
    You are my spirit animal. We seem to think all the same stuff is cool.
     
  5. Frog4aday

    Frog4aday Well-Known Member

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    DirtyTough and Phoeniceltic,
    I appreciate the follow up explanations. It helped. I'm starting to get a feel for what the intent is and why it makes 'sense'. I like the Tikka. I like the WSM cartridges. I like 'efficient' cartridges. I'm not a fan of doing a special chamber reamer, paying for 'one-off' reloading dies, just to gain 50fps. Thankfully it doesn't sound like that's what's happening here. There is a specific goal and an action and cartridge that could achieve that. Live the dream Mr. Phoeniceltic!

    What I realized as I thought about this all day was that it doesn't matter if it makes ANY sense to me - what matters is if YOU want it, then it is worth doing. Sometimes the heart and mind just want what they want.
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    "IF" you feel strongly about it, go for it. All it matters is that you are happy with your decision.
     
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  7. Phoeniceltic

    Phoeniceltic Well-Known Member

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    1. .0388 Inches is the Difference between the standard 300 WSM and the 30-7mm WSM. Just Ream your Chamber .0388 Inches Deeper and get 50-100+ FPS Gain. The Ultimate uses 7mm Blaser Brass, and punch it out 0.2+ and Rock with the Big Boys. 2.3" WSM!! Oh Yea ....

    Just another Idea on the Back Burner as I have no WSM brass and 30 Cal bullets have skyrocketed in Price. I'll hang on to my tiny nest egg of boolets for now. I was just amazed at the Data I had uncovered for the 30-7wsm and was hoping someone would reply with experience. Thanks all for your interest and for the input. Slivering in the wind for now....
     
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  8. Phoeniceltic

    Phoeniceltic Well-Known Member

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    I added a Poll for more input.
     
  9. therifleman556

    therifleman556 Well-Known Member

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    Smart --- answer given for smart --- poll question ;)