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Thread: Opinion on the 7mm WSM please

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    Quote Originally Posted by yerimaginaryM8 View Post
    Are barrels replaceable on Bars? I thought it wasn't straight forward. That would put me off buying one in a magnum calibre, I'd imagine if you were hard on it barrel life would be fairly short or at least considerably shorter than a 7-08 or .308. Worse case scenario if you are trigger happy and heat the thing up regularly after less than 1k rounds you could end up with a very spendy tomatoe stake unless you can find a clown to buy it with a high round count.... Plus it's an oddball shooter in that calibre not any easy thing to move on.... Triggers on Bars are pretty agricultural too without work, if they were the shit we'd all have one........
    Barrels replaceable..yes. Expensive yes!! Looked at replacing one years ago. Basically double the cost of normal cos of the gas block. I’d imagine nothing’s changed since then...could be wrong though..?


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    As I see it under 170 mtr you don't need a lot of power / speed but you probably need them to go down quick as finding anything in scrub during the day is hard enough. Doing it at night would be real hard. Guess thats where Dogs and Thermal help.

    Did not quite catch it but sounds like you have something sorted already.
    Other wise I was thinking something like 30/30, 35 Rem, 338 fed or 358 win.
    Personally I would stay away from 308 as thats too common (and just to all round practical).
    Could also argue that the bullet selection for the 338 are a little tough.
    358 is a reloaders option only but would suit the brief. Large round nose bullet more forgiving than most for shot placement.
    Zq

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZQLewis View Post
    As I see it under 170 mtr you don't need a lot of power / speed but you probably need them to go down quick as finding anything in scrub during the day is hard enough. Doing it at night would be real hard. Guess thats where Dogs and Thermal help.

    Did not quite catch it but sounds like you have something sorted already.
    Other wise I was thinking something like 30/30, 35 Rem, 338 fed or 358 win.
    Personally I would stay away from 308 as thats too common (and just to all round practical).
    Could also argue that the bullet selection for the 338 are a little tough.
    358 is a reloaders option only but would suit the brief. Large round nose bullet more forgiving than most for shot placement.
    Zq
    Yes - all sorted
    New (2 years old but unfired) Browning Short-Trac in 7mm WSM with Dies - heaps of new brass - 8 packets of ammo shipping both ways paid by owner
    Traded i on my Custom 9.3x62 Mauser - also same value of above in cash my way

    The Browning will be dedicated to a Apex XD75 Thermal scope
    The Thermal might also get sighted in for .22
    You can sight these Thermal Scopes in for 3 different rifles with an internal menu

    I might also use it on a Mossberg Mariner 12g, if Pig numbers suddenly increase - but I think I can now keep a lid on them :-)
    tikka, chainsaw and ZQLewis like this.

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    Browning Short-Trac Piccatinny Rail
    Anyone know where I can get one - I think the standard BAR rail will fit also
    Got a full length Weaver Rail with rife - but no good for Apex Thermal Scope mounting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    7wsm is a PITA to get brass for.

    If starting from scratch a 7-300Wsm is much more sensible, built one on a Tikka a couple of weeks ago it goes very well
    Hi Greg,

    Is there much involved in making the brass? Is it just a case of necking down?

    Scott

 

 

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