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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,446 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Soooo, we settled on a 7mm WSM yet? :tooth:

    Well, not exactly. It makes sense that I should just go with the STW on the long action. Heavy barrel or not, I should at least be able to fit a #5 contour in that stock. That makes best use of the stock (since I can't think of another long action cartridge to get. Not to mention, why go with the 7 WSM when it is ALMOST as good as the STW? Just get the STW, no?

    The short action stock, well I haven't fully decided. The .338 Federal makes the most use of the various parts I have on hand. Including the brass and bullets. Just haven't decided on the final contour yet.

    All this to say, I haven't fully decided. But, I have a direction to lean.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,975 Senior Member
    Nothing wrong at all with Layne's big 7! I've always wanted one myself, just could never bring myself to rebarrel the 300 down to 7 STW
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    How about a 6.5WSM on the short action? Get those 140SMK's truckin!
    20+ more gr. of powder ought to get you WAY out there.
    Long throat, let you seat those long bullets, er, long.
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