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I think you are on the right track with keeping it simple.I am not trying to start another "which cartridge should I go with" thread. But, I do want some insight from those of you that are running magnum cartridges in a short action. Which one works the best with limited mag box space? I have a Rem 700 SA with a Wyatts extended box mag (max 2.995 OAL) that I will be building off of. I have been considering a 7SAUM and running 175gr Berger Elite Hunters or the 6.5 GAP and running the 140's. There are others out there, like the 6.5 SS. But I am relatively new to reloading and a little intimidated by wildcat type cartridges. Mainly looking for something with factory brass. What are your thoughts?
The goal of this project is a relatively light weight hunting rifle for mainly mule deer and antelope, but elk may also be on the menu.
I considered the 7 Saum for a light weight rifle, and ultimately went with the 6.5 Saum purely for lighter recoil (and recoil is light!).
This was my first wildcat and I can tell you that it's very easy to load for. Pm me if you have any questions on the process.
Love the 6.5 Saum I'm loading the 147 eld-m to 2.97, and with a mild load i am getting 3050 fps with h1000. Killed two bull elk with it this year.
That being said if you don't mind more recoil go with the 7 saum.