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Sgt D if you are thinking WSM, I would suggest the 7mm! 162gr AMAX's or 175gr SMK's at 2950-3000fps are serious performers! If I wasn't just dead set on a non-magnum for my next build, it would be the way I would go.
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Please elaborate?? I really don't like 7mm but since I'm asking for experience and determined to be teachable I sincerely want to know your experience and thoughts. I'll have to buy loading dies for what ever I build so the doors are open. My build plateform is a Winchester 70 7mm. I'll be fitting a stock to the build and it will probably be just under a varmint style contour. I'm not building anymore heavy rifles (for myself).
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The 7wsm is a very popular long range cartridge for good reason.   Heavy 7mm bullets have great BCs and the WSM gets better velocities than the Rem Mag. I like that cartridge also.
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When you say heavy, whats heavy?? I won't be loading anything 200+. The thoughts of 180's make my neck spasam! Crutch
 
 
Edited to say a 180gr 30-06 round is the cause of a distinct facial feature between my eyes experienced many yrs ago. If that scope had had a logo on the rim I'b be branded "Weaver".


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Ditto what Bitterroot said! A 162gr AMAX has B.C. pretty much the same as the 208gr 30 cal bullet. And the difference in muzzle velocity starting them from the same case is huge! Especially since you are starting your build from a long action anyway. You can leave them bullets long, saving more room for powder!
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

Sgt D if you are thinking WSM, I would suggest the 7mm! 162gr AMAX's or 175gr SMK's at 2950-3000fps are serious performers! If I wasn't just dead set on a non-magnum for my next build, it would be the way I would go.
 
Do you have a 7mmwsm? How does the recoil compare to a 300wsm? I'll probably have to build a break for it anyway but they seem so close in so many ways I'm looking a decided justifier. The 162 and 175gr sound like good options. I know I can look at ballistics charts but I want hands on advice.
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No I don't have one. When I bought this rifle, I chose the 300. Since then I have found out how much more efficient 7mm bullets are. Take my new 7-08, with a 162gr bullet started at 2750(hoping), compared to my 178gr started at 3050. At 1000 yards the 7mm has about the same drop, .3 mils less wind... Even with a 300 FPS slower start.
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Sgt D, I came across this rifle recoil table awhile back. Hope you find it useful.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/recoil_table.htm
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I GOOD break will make the rifle managable for you Sgt D.  I shot my 300WSM without the break once, won't do that againCrutch

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