JavaScript is disabled. 70grs of Re#25 was producing a whopping 3200 fps. I built a 300WSM on that sized Rebel action and it was the right choice. I want to get as much accuracy out of the gun, using reloads. I have messed around some with applying a false shoulder to a 300 WSM and fireforming. JavaScript is disabled. I think this is all going to boild down to what bullet you intend to use and what your overall length will end up being. How available is brass? These are useful all-around barrel … Just curious. But I really don't have interest in the big cannon's yet so we'll see. yea, i'd guess ~ 50 fps loss by going from 24" to 23". Just can't find alot about barrel length for the 7mm wsm not sure if I want a 1-8 or 1-9 twist though. I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Re: 7WSM barrel length? if I build a $4,000 gun and can’t consistenly feed it. I like the idea of that 7LRM round, I have never heard of that before. The typical barrel length for a repeating hunting rifle chambered for high intensity cartridges, such as the .243, .260, .270, 7mm-08, .308, or .30-06, is 22-24 inches. Good enough but just barely and I'm only shooting the 168 VLD. Anybody run a 23 inch tube on one? After today I’m fully confused on the xm action, and having defiance blow me off when I tried to get the details and buy an action from them isn’t helping much. The bolt face is a standard .532 since its rebated like the parent rounds. I called defiance to confirm and order an action and I got told someone would call me back and they never did. What say you? Can't do no better than a ought 6 and Core Logs. Its a 1-8.6" twist as well. Anything shorter than 3.00" of mag box is a waste of time to maximize the cartridge and the super high BC bullets available. Anyone out there with experience on both sides, especially with the defiance deviant action. 168gra Bergers 3125 fps. It'll pretty much just be for getting into longer range steel stuff...shooting for schitz and giggles. mines 24 and shoots great, i cant see a whole lot being differnt aside from of a touch of speed. I will probably be shooting 168 bergers most likely but maybe 180's haven't decided yet probably do both and see which shoots better.

Was thinking about going 27" just to be a little different.

You must log in or register to reply here. Manners told me they could do the xm size but they mentioned that the action has its own custom bottom metal and they need me to have defiance call and discuss the dimensions per specific serial number. On paper the 7 WSM with the 162 A-Max or 175 SMK really out-performs both the 300 WM and the 300 WSM, two of my favorite calibers.

It will be a proof sendero barrel so I’m nervous about going 28 nosler and shooting the barrel out too fast.

For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. A defiance XM action is the perfect length for a WSM cartridge. I have a brux 28" on mine and it shoots the 180 jlks at 2970fps avg. If you intend to extend the length out of the spec for the short action magazine then go with the long action to accommodate. The metal is shown on the Defiance website. I am just looking for what will be a better overall option, as I have a short action stock on order. LENGTH OF PULL Minimum 335mm (13.2") adjustable with spacers BARREL Light hunting contour barrel (cold hammer forged) Optional muzzle thread (Cal, 338 Fed, 8x57IS, 9.3x66 M15x1 others M14x1) For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. You want to see an animal drop right now? Sniper’s Hide is a community of Snipers of all kinds, focusing on long range shooting, accuracy, and ballistics.

I am a huge fan of the 300 WSM and will always be, but this 7mm is really starting to change my mind. What other 7mm caliber options would be better for a long range hunter if I were to go to long action? I would like to load the Berger VLD hollow points but those are a long bullet. Looking into a 7 WSM with a 23 inch barrel? Well I called both manners and defiance today to make the change to an XM hunter action. I don't think the serial number will make a difference. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style. I'll be goin with a shillen barrel also so what ever there mid 8 twist is that's what I'll do. Copyright © 2000-2020, Inc. All Rights Reserved. What say you? They claim a 9 twist is plenty fast for the 180's coming out of the larger 7's but I've got a shillen 8 twist 30" on my 7 stw shooting 180 smk's and it will shoot around half inch groups at 250 yds as will my wsm shooting 180 jlk's with a 8.6 twist. The 7 WSM offers a flatter trajectory and the high-BC bullets carry energy out to long range really well.

Looking into a 7 WSM with a 23 inch barrel? And with hand loading I am avoiding the rem mag. Hey guys, I did a little research via google search and haven't found any recent threads on this topic. They have a BDL style hinged floor plate and a blind magazine style available. I didn't like the load.

I just re-barreled my Mod 70 Classic with a 26" Brux bbl 9"twist. The browning was the fastest with a av. I also have a 7WSM built on a FN SPR action giving me 3.05" of mag box. Either way has nothing to do with accuracy honestly, it's just a matter of choice. I'd be happy gettin 2900 fps out of 180's so hopefully the 27 inch tube will be long enough I haven't really researched load data or anything for the wsm I am just choosing that calliber because it's a 7mm for one and no one that i know has a short mag they are all 7mm rem mag or rum shooters although i have a buddy that is getting rem mag performance out of his .280 with the 168's with no pressure signs and still holds 1/2 moa so we'll see what the short mag brings me. Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. So I settled on the long action defiance.. too many things could go wrong. Where is Wide Open Country... for Long Range Coyote Shots??? I am looking to buy an action now so if I need to change to long action I still can call manners and have it changed. Any .284 7mm calibers you guys suggest now that I’m going long action . Maybe I could get more life out of that round than a 28 nosler. The gun will mainly be used for bench shooting but may occasionally take it hunting as well. [] #581100 #5811001 I have 81 left 4 of which were pulled and have pliers marks on them . Folks do fine with the 22" 7mm SAUM. Register Log In Home Forums Hunting Rifles 7WSM barrel length? The short action will handle it just fine with the magnum bolt face. I am building a 7mm wsm on a savage long action and was curious about the optimum barrel length. Yeah, maybe 50 fps? I dunno 9 or so feet, Bet yer bugger it is! Here's a pretty good article on a couple different 7's the wsm, saum, .284 win and 7-08. Any opinions or suggestions would be appreciated. thanks for your info maybe I'll go with a 8 1/2 inch or the like in twist just to be safe. I also looked into the surgeon WSM action which you basically can’t find a mag and bottom metal to take a 3” round. Founded by Frank Galli in 2014, Sniper’s Hide has been offering informational videos, podcasts, and other support to it’s users in one location. As to the action size, I would NEVER do a 7mm WSM on a 2.8 Rem SA but would do one on the M70 or similar 3.1 mag length. I have a manners stock ordered with defiance short action, initially intended to build a 6.5 creedmoor. Now they are leaving me behind though as their current builds are stepping up to the .338 rum's. I am building a 7mm wsm on a savage long action and was curious about the optimum barrel length. Update: I spoke with norm at defiance today and he confirmed the xm has it’s own bottom metal but only a hinged floor plate (at the moment) I’m looking to have a box magazine so that won’t work.

Depends on the barrel. I know you CAN build a 7WSM on a short action but is it wise? The bottom metal thing is correct....I have it on my 300WSM.

I think you'd be fine with in between a 8-9 twist just my opinion though. I just want to be able to shoot the 180 Bergers out of a 26” barrel.

If it were me I would certainly build a WSM on a short action, otherwise choose another cartridge as putting a short-magnum in a long action defeats the purpose of it.

If building to suit I'd go 23" right out of the gate. Dober, do you say that solely because of balance and weight? It will be a proof sendero barrel so I’m nervous about going 28 nosler and shooting the barrel out too fast. I guess it would just limit my loading capabilities. Was thinking about going 27" just to be a little different. The gun will mainly be used for bench shooting but may occasionally take it hunting as well. QL prdicts 40 fps loss. I first started shooting some Sierra 160gr GK out of it. I seen him shoot a hog outta a treestand from about 941 yards, all the way from my Uncle Bubba's house to our food-plot. Forums User List Calendar Active Threads Forum Help: Previous Thread: Next Thread : Print Thread: Hop To : Page 1 of 2 : 1: 2: 7WSM barrel length? Thank you for pointing out the LRM! Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. It's got a good section on the 7 wsm about 2/3 rds way down the page. The defiance is a great action and it won't care which way you decide to go. This is a shooting forum, there is no place here for logic.

I'd not sweat one inch off the "norm". It recently decided to make a long range hunter chambered in 7mmWSM. That is the only deciding factor here. Any opinions or suggestions would be appreciated. I'm getting awesome performance with 69grs of Re#19 behind Hornady 139gr SST MV 3300 FPS and under 1/4 MOA......... BTW I'll part with the Berger 168gr bullets if your interested ? Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards. Gives 3.2" of mag box. If you are set on the 7 WSM, change your order to the XM sized action. So now that I’m settled on long action the 7WSM is out and it’s looking like 7mm RUM. of 3170 fps, then the winchester at 3160 fps and the Ruger at 3080 fps. I was not intending on building a blind magazine gun hence me going away from the short and XM action due to limited or no magazine possibilities. thanks I appreciate it.

RHutch Sergeant. An XM action does require a specific bottom metal.

Shoot him in the ear hole.

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