- Aug 10, 2017
Building my first custom and can't decide between the two? Feel like I'm giving up a little if I go with the SAUM and leaning towards the WSM. 175/180 class of bullets out of a 28 inch tube, want to be running 2900-3000fps. 90% of the rifle will be used for targets, but have plenty of opportunity for some very long shots on deer come hunting season. Will be running a Termintor brake and the rifle can weigh either around 10lbs or upwards of 16. Want something stable for long shots, but still be able to comfortably carry for an hour or two if I decide to cross some canyons. Starting to stretch my target shooting out to a mile (just for fun) no competition shooting, but vary anal about reloads and precision. Would like some real world numbers from you guys shooting these rounds. What should I expect? From what I understand the SAUM barrel life is much better than the WSM? How much better? Not going to be shooting long hot strings, so I'm not sure if I'm worried about a nothing problem? Ideas?