7mm WSM- is it just gone?

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  1. mattri

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    Tried a search, here and elsewhere, not turning up much.

    Maybe I just missed it it but is this round still a contender? Not seeing too much for ammo, brass etc.

    Awesome hunting round, has it just fallen by the wayside?
     
  2. Daveinjax

    Daveinjax Silver $$ Contributor

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    I haven't seen any factory brass in years now. Winchester seems to have abandoned it. I have 280 pieces of new Winchester brass I found for a future project but once that's gone I'll have to make new by fire forming 300 WSM.
     
  3. Charlie-NY

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    I've got 175 pieces of new Federal 7WSM brass that I no longer need.

    $1/piece for anyone who needs them.

    Charlie
     
  4. mattri

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    335 Views and 2 replies, one trying to sell brass.

    Guess that answers that.
     
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  5. Steve morgan

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    Really like it for ahunting round. Loaded with 140 nbt it's bad news- bang flop on deer. Win made a run of brass in the last.few months,bought a lifetime supply. 39 +tx a bag
     
  6. Kurz

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    I don't think it answers that at all. I'm pretty sure that most of the members are simply tired of trying to find brass in certain flavors since the manufacturers have switched marketing theories. Winchester and Remington have both decided that it is more profitable to sell loaded ammunition instead of components. This has been the problem for the last several years with many cartridges, especially during the fear crazed hoarding of pre-Nov. 2016. Recently though, both companies released significant batches of many cartridge cases through their distributors. It was the first time in years that many of us actually saw and were able to purchase such rarities as 6.5 Remington Magum brass. The WSM cases were in this release also. But, apparently this run is over and most if not all of the stock has been purchased and removed from the pipeline.

    I have let the 7mm WSM go in favor of the 7mm-300 WSM (or 270 WSM) as these cases seem to be easier to find and the performance is not affected. Just be aware that the headspace is different from the original 7mm WSM. It is shorter for the 270/300 than the 7mm WSM so you'll need a new gauge.

    In lieu of this, you can, for a significant increase in price, buy from one or more of the foreign suppliers.

    Regards.
     
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  7. mikegaiz

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    I am pretty sure F class guys still like this round,
     
  8. dkhunt14

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    Actually I believe they are shooting more 7 RSAUM. It is not overcapacity like the 7 WSM and seems to be tuned easier. Matt
     
  9. mattri

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    Have heard similar re the resaum.

    What is the difference at 600?

    Not anecdotal, but on paper, what are folks winning/losing by?
     
  10. onelastshot

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    I'm part of the wsm following, I've got the 270WSM. I could be wrong but I think the 270wsm and 300wsm can be necked up or down but the 7wsm has a different shoulder. In any case, brass is not as available as we'd like. The key is to grab it when it surfaces, not when you need it. I've got 500 brass cases sized and ready to use and another 100 cartridges finished and ready to hunt. If I see another 100-200 pieces of brass become available for the right price, I'll grab them.

    It's my favorite deer gun and I intend on using it for a long time.
     
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  11. Charlie-NY

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    I really like the 7WSM and it is my primary hunting cartridge. I've taken a load of whitetails in the mid-400yds with it. Most dropped to the shot.
    Currently getting a new Bartlein barrel put on. I've got 300 pieces of new Win brass but I'd almost be embarrassed to tell you how much I paid for it.
    300 pieces will easily outlast the new barrel.
     
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  12. Texas

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    I had one built and used the 300 WSM case since I can buy Norma brass. I shoot 180 hybrids and it's incredibly accurate. Really makes for an awesome hunting cartridge that reach way out.
     
  13. mike mccormick

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    Fantastic round. Thinking of building another. Factory ammo is easy, but still waiting for someone to make brass. 7-3007wsm may be the way I'll go.
     
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  14. Steve morgan

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    Win. Recently made brass,saw 4 cases at win, dist. Bought 4 bags 39 ea +tx
     
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  15. Laurie

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    It's the default national league F-shooter's cartridge in the UK, but much less popular in North America where 284, Shehane, and SAUM are the norm. Norma 270 or 300WSM brass is used, so it's the semi-wildcat version.

    This may be down at least in part to our lower temperatures here and much smaller temperature variations over the course of a day. Certainly, the GB Open team had major load redevelopment problems in the last F-Class Worlds at Raton four years ago in 90-deg + afternoon temperatures. I've never owned one myself (nor intend to) and I have been told they can be a pig to get a working load for sometimes. With a short barrel life, that is very bad news.
     
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  16. Jr solocam

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    I enjoyed my 7 wsm for a few years. Borden, Brux, McMillan edge. Easy to shoot well. But i got frustrated with the brass situation and it is now a 6.5 rsaum.....
     
  17. remdriver

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    Does anyone know why Hornady or some of the others don't start making brass for it? I love mine, but the brass deal is a pain.
     
  18. Art Dirindin

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    If brass were even difficult to find VS impossible a 7mm wsm would be in my gun safe as it's simply unbeatable as a superb all range North American BG round, but after waiting for Winchester to produce brass in 300 wsm for over 18 months and no 7mmwsm that I saw, I'm simply aren't willing to risk buying a rifle I very well wont be able to buy brass for as buying loaded ammo vs brass is financially unacceptable to me as a way to obtain brass for reloading.

    I've never seen any FS but does Norma make 7mmwsm brass? I ask because I have several 1000 7mm bullets just waiting to be reloaded.

    As a matter of fact my local Cabela's store has 300wsm brass made by both Winchester and hornady in stock and I'm going there today to buy whats left.
     
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