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Question by Stephen08. Uploaded on August 21, 2010
which is a better cartridge overall? for deer, elk and black bear?
7mmWBY with 160s or 175s.
Both are good rounds but the 7mm Rem ammo and reloading components will be much easier to find. Today I was at Cabelas and needed some 350 Rem mag brass or ammo. As expected they had neither. Have to order from Midway to get components.
I would go with the 7MMWSM. I like the accuracy of the WSM rounds. Other than the brass they take the same componants. I think the short powder column burns more efficient and has less recoil. I have a 300WSM and am very satisfied with it. I have killed several deer in Alabama and in WV and am very pleased with it. I shoot Hornady 165 grain SST's and they are super accurate and give good results on whitetails. I would shoot 139 grain SST's in the 7MM.
What Del in KS said.
You can buy sub-MOA rifles for less than $1,000 for either.
WSM. A little more juice.
Neither, actually. .270 WSM (more popular and available), 7 Weatherby, .280 Rem, .270 Win are better choices.
I have a 7mm Rem Mag. I've never had a problem with it, it has been very accurate, plus I can find ammo for it.
The 7mm WSM is becoming a dinosaur right before our eyes. Ammo and brass is not found everywhere, it offers very little if any performance over the 7mm Rem mag and certainly is no equal to the 7mm Weatherby Magnum.
The 7mm WSM, 25 WSSM, and 223 WSSM are the guests of honor at a wake near you. I'm betting the .270 WSM, .300 WSM, and maybe the .325 WSM are the only short-fats that survive other than maybe the .300 RSAUM.
My pick is the 7mm Rem/Mag, stay with a stanard Cal.
I have a buddie with a 257WtbyMag left his ammo home
on a hunting trip, no one had this ammo in a 75 Miles
from the hunt camp, he bought a used 30/30 to hunt.
WA Mtnhunter, you also forgot about the .243 WSSM.
Actually the .300 RSAUM may be going down the drain too. It's a great round, my dad owns one, but he is having a heck of a time finding ammo for it as well.
The U.S. F-Class team is switching from the 6.5-284 Norma to the 7mm WSM this year as their standard caliber, which should say something about its potential. Personally, I've never been fond of the WSM's or WSSM's but they do do the job, I just don't feel they are all they're hyped up to be.
Years ago we developed the 22PPC round and the 6MM PPC round and the rounds were short and fat and the rounds were the most accurate at the time. I think that they were the real forerunner of the WSM rounds. I have owned a 300 Winchester Mag and my 300 WSM is a lot more accurate and I had a 270 WSM and it was lot more accurate than the 270 that I owned. I agree the 7MM may be on the way out but that dosen't mean it isn't a good round. If you have the standard magnum round I wouldn't probably change but if I didn't have one I would probably buy the WSM.
neither, 7mm weatherby. the best 7mm cartridge there is, period. !!!
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