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    Re-barreling a WSM

    Just another hypothetical question If you were gun'a re-barrel a WSM what would you go for ?

    I know it depends on what it's going to be used for, But that ain't important

    Maybe a couple of options


    * 6.5 wsm longest mid-varmint contour barrel
    * 338 wsm with either a mid length sporter or maybe a short suppressed pipe
    * 500S&W ( if it would fit eg bolt face etc ) with a short suppressed bush barrel
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    Something based on WSM or SAUM or a single shot based on a RUM (i.e 338 Edge) would be the easiest. Or you could open it up to a .585 boltface (if that is an option with your action) and do something based off a 338LM case or a Norma Magnum case.

    For me: easiest 7mmSAUM or a 7mm/300WSM (using Norma brass)
    Then possibly: 338 Edge single shot
    If opening it up: 7mm FatMax (I have to say that as I have one ) or a 338LM Improved variant, or if you are keen, a 338 Thor.

    I wouldn't do a 6.5 WSM personally. Very hard on barrels from what I've heard...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    Something based on WSM or SAUM or a single shot based on a RUM (i.e 338 Edge) would be the easiest. Or you could open it up to a .585 boltface (if that is an option with your action) and do something based off a 338LM case or a Norma Magnum case.

    For me: easiest 7mmSAUM or a 7mm/300WSM (using Norma brass)
    Then possibly: 338 Edge single shot
    If opening it up: 7mm FatMax (I have to say that as I have one ) or a 338LM Improved variant, or if you are keen, a 338 Thor.

    I wouldn't do a 6.5 WSM personally. Very hard on barrels from what I've heard...

    Do you really think your 7mm FatMax is any beter in the barrel eating department????
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    Probably not much better, might get 1,000 rounds out of it. Thats plenty for a hunting rifle, lots of meat and practice (and hopefully) a few trophies in 1,000 rounds
    If it's not a first round hit you need to practice more

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    I just ran the numbers thru my barrel life calculator, and there's about 15% more theoretical life with the Fatmax. Plenty of hunting barrel life in either chambering, but we've found the big 7mm's easier to get to shoot than the big 6.5's.
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    G'Day Fella's,

    If it was for hunting purposes only, I'd just go with a stock standard 7mm WSM.

    Hope that helps

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    If you want to kill shit the 6.5, if your playing any of the others.
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    Man the fuck up and go the mighty .243

    Anything else is just plain Gaytarded

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    44 Minotaur ...
    More info please

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer View Post
    G'Day Fella's,

    If it was for hunting purposes only, I'd just go with a stock standard 7mm WSM.

    Hope that helps

    Homer
    Yeah ya right Homer, the 7mm WSM is the coolest & best wsm cal & thats why I have one


    and it sounds like Cyclist has been sniffing those pig shit fumes again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipo View Post
    More info please
    Pretty much 308 cut off at the shoulder and a 44 stuffed into it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    Pretty much 308 cut off at the shoulder and a 44 stuffed into it
    Tell us more Spanners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    Tell us more Spanners.
    Thats about it at this stage
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    Are yes now I'm with you, Also been known as the "Madness"

    But I'm not talkin 308 size action, I'm talkin WSM size cartridge so I still reckon a 500S&W with big boy bobby grenades like 700-800g subs
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    800 grain pill out of (presumably) a 5.5lb kimber?

    can you say OOOOOOOWOWEWEWEWEEWOOOWOWOWOWOWOWOEEEEEEEEEE

    Would be a stonking bush rifle but fark firing the thing!

    Flag the .44 Lameotaur - What about a 7mm wsm cut off at the shoulder with a .44 shoved in it?

 

 

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