7 wsm vs 7 SAUM vs 7 ss

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  1. BoatTail

    BoatTail Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I'm late coming on to this thread. But I'm glad I found it. I've been looking at building a lightweight 7 mm short mag for some time.

    This is what I settled on. A 7 mm WSM built on a stainless steel Remington 700 mag short action fitted with a Wyatt 3.110 extended well magazine with a 26 in proof research Sendero light barrel. I had Pacific Tool and Gauge create me a custom 7mm WSM reamer that will support loading Hornady 175 gr eld-x bullets. COAL will be ~3.100. This will be bedded in a McMillan Remington short action Hunter stock built with the edge technology which will weigh 26 oz. The disadvantage with this build is the bottom of the action has to be opened up for the Wyatt extended well magazine and the ejection port has to be opened up to eject spent shells properly. I think a better solution be the Tikka action but I already have the Remington action. It was enlightening reading about the difference is between the 7 mm SAUM, the 7mm Sherman short mag and the 7mm WSM.
     
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  2. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's uncommon to see the 7 SS out run the 7 SAUM even throated, I know I've built numbers of both and the 7 SS out runs the 7 SAUMs using the same components. I like both the SS and the SAUM, now with ADG brass for both I'd pick the best fitting one for the build, running from a DBM or standard short action the SS, if running from a mid length action either one depending on your desires. I don't ever intend to own a 7 WSM reamer since the brass is crap and there are just better chamberings for accuracy and speed.
     
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  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Official LRH Sponsor

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    7 Sherman Max would definitely fill the bill with GOOD brass:D
     
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  4. highdrum

    highdrum Well-Known Member

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    You must be referring to a bainey 3B mag box. Wyatt's doesn't offer anything in short action longer than 2.995 internal.
     
  5. BoatTail

    BoatTail Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I think you may be right. I got it from Pacific Tool & Gauge.
     
  6. elkaholic

    elkaholic Official LRH Sponsor

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    Yes, it's like a Wyatt's but PTG.