This gun in a short action with a 26″ barrel tips the scale at 6 lbs 3 ozs. Mag., forcing it into near-obscurity. These figures were all taken in a 24 inch test barrel. 30 Caliber.308” Diameter. The .300 WSM has found a place in the market, while the .300 SAUM is already obsolescent. I like 7mm ballistics, however, the 7mm always seemed to me to be a P.I.T.A. Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. Another drawback is its vicious recoil in the light Browning and Winchester rifles supplied in .325 WSM, recoil comparable to the .338 RCM and in excess of the .350 Rem. Mag. These are the most useful of the short magnum cartridges, although not the most popular. 308 Mar Exp. Think, pronghorn, mule, and fallow deer. Anyone shooting a .350 Magnum rifle today should be reloading. Does the perfect muley cartridge really exist? The 7mm Rem Mag has a ton of potential other than merely being a hard-hitter if you handload the cartridge. IMR 4350 seems to be an efficient powder for this cartridge. Complete .300 Winchester ammunition ballistics Chart. The combination of great ballistics with manageable recoil has made the 7mm cartridge a favorite among long-range prone and benchrest shooters. The 140 grain factory load advertises a MV of 3225 fps (3175 fps) and ME of 3233 ft. lbs. The Remington 6.5mm Magnum factory load drives a 120 grain bullet to a muzzle velocity (MV) of 3210 fps and muzzle energy (ME) of 2745 ft. 7mm STW. .270 versus 7mm Rem Mag. The 7mm Winchester Short Magnum (also known as the 7mm WSM) is a centrefire cartridge developed in partnership with Browning Arms Company and Winchester ammunition, making its debut and introduced to the shooting public in 2001.. It pretty well fills the bill for a short action elk caliber with all-around capabilities and it was on the ground first, although the .300 RCM is technically superior. Mag. The overall cartridge length was set at 2.825 inches. Interesting cartridges, these short magnums. Mag. I have both 7mm Mag and 6.5PRC rifles. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. to get tuned properly and KEEP it tuned properly. Mag. The 7mm WSM is similar to the .300 WSM with the case necked down to handle .284" bullets. SAUM). The WSSM's are really best suited for use in single shot rifles, just like the bench rest cartridges that inspired them and they have been a sales flop. (3112 ft. [2], The 7mm WSM has failed to gain the same popularity as the other cartridges in the WSM family. Velocities for this barrel length are on average, 80fps faster than the standard 7mmWSM and the reduction in recoil can aid accuracy immensely. In 2004 they announced the .25 WSSM. Nor are their sharp 30-35 degree shoulders conducive to smooth and reliable feeding. 8x57mm (8mm Mauser) Ammo. The 7mm Rem Mag is a flat shooting round that is available in a good selection of bullet weights, though maybe not as many as the .30-06 Springfield. 300 Sav. The recoil is much less than what you'd think. It is a member of the Winchester Short Magnum family of cartridges. Compared to true magnum cartridges such as the .240 and .257 Weatherby Magnums they are an embarrassment. Mag. You can see some of the differences between the .300 Winchester Magnum and 7mm Remington Magnum cartridges in the photo below. 300 RCM. 13 shows top velocities of 2942 fps with their 180 grain bullet, 2676 fps with their 220 grain bullet and 2484 fps with their 250 grain bullet, all taken in the 22 inch barrel of a Ruger M-77 rifle. The performance of the .300 RCM is comparable to that of the other .300 short magnums, while the .338 RCM--a true medium bore cartridge--is comparable to the .350 Rem. Special deals on 7mm WSM Winchester Short Magnum ammo.Products listed on our website are in stock and ready to ship. All rights reserved. The .270 WSM shoots as flat as the 6.5mm Magnum and hits a little harder. Those who are interested can read the individual articles about the various short magnums on the Rifle Cartridge Page. As the 7mm Rem Mag is of smaller caliber than the 300 Win Mag, it is a very good choice for lighter, smaller animals. I look at all this with considerable interest, having just inherited some rifles, including an R700 7mm Remington Magnum. came on the scene and won the hearts of many hunters looking to use a bullet of less than .30 caliber, and quickly overtook the .264 Win. 308 Norma Mag. Ballistics comparison video between the 7mm Remington Magnum vs the 300 Winchester Magnum. The WSSM's are hard pressed to equal the performance of existing short action cartridges, such as the .220 Swift, 6mm Remington and .257 Roberts +P. These are based on the fat (.550 inch head diameter), beltless, .300 Ultra Mag case shortened to a length of 2.015 inches. In 2005 the .325 WSM came along. In a hunting rifle, any advantage conferred by a shorter powder column is insignificant. The 7mm Remington Magnum is a versatile cartridge that’s well-served by slow burning powders. The Remington Custom Shop also chambers rifles for the .350 Magnum, which seems to have caught its second wind in the 21st Century. While you can read all over the internet published velocities of 3200 fps (130 grain ... click Goodbye 7mm Rem Mag, Hello 270 WSM Part II. 30 TC. They are not just duplicates of earlier cartridges. The case is based off a .300 WSM with a narrowed neck to fit .284 inch bullets on a .321 inch neck and the parent case is the .404 Jeffery. at the muzzle. The Short Magnum Cartridges The biggest problem with any .300 Magnum is its excessive recoil, which is well beyond the 15-20 ft. lb. vs. 7mm Rem. It is no different in this respect than the popular 300 Winchester Magnum. It … Specifications [edit | edit source]. The .338 RCM is offered factory loaded with 200 and 225 grain bullets, which is fine as far as it goes. Regardless, if I had to pick just one of these for all-round hunting, it would be the 7mm Rem. is a useful cartridge that remains my favorite short magnum. vs. .300 Win. Ammunition prices are higher than those of the 7mm Remington Magnum and the .280 Remington,[4] both of which have similar performance to the 7mm WSM, with the 280 Rem having slightly less muzzle energy and the 7mm Rem Mag being roughly equal. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Newbie22, Oct 9, 2012. The overall cartridge length is 2.86 inches. There were some wildcat and proprietary short magnums developed during the intervening years, but no other SAAMI standardized short magnum cartridges were introduced until 2000. SAUM, 7mm Rem. The 7mm Winchester Short Magnum (also known as the 7mm WSM) is a centrefire cartridge developed in partnership with Browning Arms Company and Winchester ammunition, making its debut and introduced to the shooting public in 2001. This cartridge came about as the result of a failed attempt to create a .338 WSM. By David E. Petzal. The .350 Rem. 28 Nosler. All of the WSM and SAUM cartridges use a .532-.534 inch rebated rim of standard (.375 H&H) Magnum diameter. Cartridge Type: Rifle Height: 2.1" Width: 0.535" Average FPS: 3134 Average Energy: 3314 Average Gr: 152 Recoil: 2.06 Power Rank: 4.76 of 20 The 7mm Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) was designed in 2001 by Winchester Repeating Arms Company and Browning Arms Company. The following are Winchester 7mm WSM figures, with Remington 7mm SAUM figures in parenthesis. The Federal Ballistics Calculator lets you quickly determine the trajectory for any rifle or handgun load, and save data for an unlimited number of loads. Some people erroneously believe the short case necks make the 7mm WSM poorly suited to heavier bullets, limiting the cartridge's usefulness on larger game. Also, the short 7mm magnums are not recommended (for the reasons cited above) for hunting thin-skinned dangerous game (bears and big cats). The .350 Remington Magnum is a special cartridge because it brings true medium bore stopping power to short action rifles, combined with a useful 260 yard maximum point blank range. lbs.). Mag. The stats are generated using both a 7mm Remington Magnum, Winchester Ballistic Silvertip, 140g (ballistic coefficient 0.46) and a 7mm Remington Magnum, Winchester Ballistic Silvertip, 150gr (ballistic coefficient 0.493) being fired at a velocity of 3100fps from muzzle point blank, this also takes into account the standard 1.5" scope height, and a gun that has been sighted in at 100 yards. (3133 ft. and a 150 grain bullet at a MV of 3150 fps and ME of 3304 ft. lbs. The 7mm WSM and 7mm Rem. These .308 length offerings, developed by Hornady for Ruger, are based on shortened .375 Ruger case. These should have been named WSSC (Winchester Super Short Cartridge), for the WSSM cartridges are not magnum cartridges in any sense of the word and thus do not really merit inclusion in this article. .350 Rem. lbs., well beyond the performance of the standard short action .260 Remington. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .270 WSM Winchester Short Magnum vs 7mm-08 Remington ammo rounds. Given the initial lack of consumer acceptance, the development of short magnums languished after 1966. The WSM magnum case has a 35-degree shoulder, a length of 2.1 inches, and a very short neck. All of these are based on the WSM case shortened to a length of only 1.65" and a COL of 2.36". Following the initial success of the .300 WSM, the .270 WSM, 7mm WSM and 7mm SAUM were introduced. 300 Blk. These are short action calibers, designed to work through .308 Winchester length actions. Mag., .270 WSM, .300 WSM, 7mm WSM, .300 Rem. SAUM and .300 RCM also advertise similar ballistics. Let's take a look at the ballistics and prospects of the various short magnum cartridges, starting with the WSSM trio. and 6.5mm Rem. 9.3x74mm Rimmed Ammo. 30-06 Sprg. The .300 WSM, .300 Rem. It was a cartridge decades ahead of its time when it was introduced. The 7mm Remington Magnum offers ballistics better than the .30-06 Springfield with all available bullet weights, one of the more popular loads being a 160 grain spitzer loaded to 3,000 ft/s (910 m/s). The .325 WSM is intentionally misnamed to make it sound bigger than it is. Magnum's reputation as a slayer of giant animals takes up too much powder space in the short RCM case to be practical. Any .300 Magnum is most appropriate when the emphasis in on hunting the larger species of big game. Best prices on 7mm WSM Winchester Short Magnum ammo for sale online. Mag. Mag. In reality rifles chambered for the 7mm WSM typically chronograph 50-100 ft/s faster than the 7mm Remington Magnum with all bullets weights. In fact, one of the justifications for the extremely sloping 8.5 degree shoulders of the original .375 and .300 H&H Magnum cartridges was feed reliability because of their anticipated use on dangerous game. However, their fat bodies have a head diameter immediately above the extractor groove of about .55 inch. And, in spite of the myriad attempts to produce a 7mm Mag. There has been speculation about what other calibers might be offered in one or the other of the short magnum formats. Newbie22 Member. The Speer Reloading Manual No. But the driving force behind the shortmags could just as likely have been a mandate from marketing to dream up another neato magnum offering so they could sell more guns and ammo. Joined: Jun 18, 2011 Messages: 37 Location: Connecticut. The 6.5mm Remington Magnum is a flat shooting, long range CXP2 class game (deer, antelope, sheep, goat, and black bear) cartridge on the order of the .270 Winchester. in an 8 pound rifle, but less than the other short magnum cartridges. It is an excellent elk cartridge. Their performance is easily exceeded by standard cartridges, such as the .25-06. 7x64mm Brenneke Ammo. Mule Deer Cartridge Showdown: .270 Win. Mag. The body of the case is bigger around than the rim. Recoil energy with either of the .300 short magnums runs about 23-26 ft. lbs. Re: 7mm mag vs 7mm wsm ?? In shorter barrels, performance declines dramatically. Bullet Style: Partition Use: Deer & Elk Sized Game. With the exception of the .300 RCM, the other .300 Short Magnums are not recommended for use on dangerous game. Case capacity of the SAUM is slightly less than the WSM, as is the factory COAL. Factory barrel length of the Model 7 is 22" as opposed to Winchester's short magnum barrels at 24”. Copyright 2002, 2017 by Chuck Hawks. 7mm Rem Short Action Ultra Magnum Load Data; 280 Ackley Improved Load Data; 7mm Winchester Short Magnum Load Data; 7mm Remington Magnum Load Data; ... 7mm Wby Mag. Firstly, both rounds are belted mags based on the .375 H&H Magnum cases.The primary function of a belted magnum was to provide accurate headspace control because the sloping shoulders, while reducing … Remington claims that the ballistics of the 7mm SAUM equal those of the popular 7mm Rem. Meanwhile, Remington had made the first .300 Short Action Ultra Mag cases in 1999 and was already well along in the process of developing their Short Action Ultra Mag cartridges. It actually has a .315" bore diameter and should have been named the .315 WSM. The standard length 7mm Rem. Remington adopted these dimensions to enable their short magnum cartridges to fit into the compact Model 7 action. I am not a ballistician so I never could figure why I was having trouble. The 7mm WSM and 7mm Remington Magnum are best suited for the exact same hunting situations. What Are The Finer Points In Reloading the 7mm Rem Mag. For 2017 they are available ONLY in the Ruger Guide Gun. Remington introduced their .300 SAUM shortly after Winchester's .300 WSM hit the market. The 150 grain factory load advertises a MV of 3200 fps (3110 fps) and a ME of 3410 ft. lbs. (An unnecessary reduction in firepower is clearly undesirable when hunting dangerous game.) Mag. I'd rather shoot the PRC all day long rather than the 7mm. was reintroduced in 2004, also in the Model 673. That's when Winchester kicked over the traces and brought out their .300 WSM cartridge, based on a new bottleneck case with a head diameter of .555 inch and no belt. in an 8 pound rifle) in the light weight hunting rifles that are the natural home of short magnum cartridges. 30/40 Krag. The fact that it also has a milder recoil than the 300 Win Mag makes the 7mm Rem Mag a sound choice for those heading out on mountain hunting expeditions. Mags.) and exactly the same claim is made for the 7mm WSM. However, the distance from the case head to the datum line on the shoulder is longer for the 7WSM, preventing accidental chambering or firing of the .284" 7mm bullet in .270 WSM's .277" bore. Complete 7mm Remington Magnum Winchester ammunition ballistics Chart. 7mm WSM Ballistics. From left to right: http://www.chuckhawks.com/short_magnums.htm, http://www.chuckhawks.com/factory_ammo_prices.htm, http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowledgebase/7mm+Winchester+Short+Magnum.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=7mm_Winchester_Short_Magnum&oldid=977598058, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 September 2020, at 20:15. In 2003 Winchester introduced a line of Super Short Magnum (WSSM) cartridges, starting with the .223 WSSM and .243 WSSM. The .300 WSM, .300 Rem. This length was chosen to allow it to work in the Model 7 short action rifle. The lighter, shorter 7mm bullets are preferred in these short case magnums. (The latter is rather a mixed blessing when shooting a magnum cartridge.). October 28, 2013 Factory loaded ammunition for the 6.5 and .350 Magnums was (temporarily) discontinued during the 1990's. The WSSM cartridges have caused major problems for rifle designers attempting to work with these very short, very fat cases, because they are an inherently poor design for use in the box magazines of almost all modern repeating rifles. 7mm-08 Remington Ammo. Mag. This can lead to feeding failures and over-ride jams. 7mm Win Short Mag Ammo. and superior to the .325 WSM. The 180 grain factory load claims a MV of 2970 fps and ME of 3526 ft. lbs. has about a 100 fps advantage with these heavier bullets. The new 7mm short magnums are clearly redundant. We put 3 popular cartridges to a head-to-head-to-head test Overall cartridge length is 2.8 inches. The 7mm WSM d… Uncategorized Ammo. And it offers moderate recoil (13.1 ft. lbs. That's plausible. 7x65mm Rimmed Ammo. is a true medium bore cartridge. 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag – Comparing Cartridge Sizes. 308 Win. The chamberings of choice are the .284 Winchester, 7mm Winchester Short Magnum (7mm WSM), and 7mm Remington Short Action Ultra … The newer .270 Winchester Short Magnum cartridge has factory loads using a 130 grain bullet at a MV of 3275 fps and ME of 3096 ft. The true short magnum cartridges begin with the 6.5mm Rem. SAUM and .300 RCM also advertise similar ballistics. Mag. Neither of Remington's original short magnums were commercial successes, although the .350 gained a sort of cult following. The theory is that this shorter but wider powder column is more quickly and evenly ignited by the explosion of the primer, yielding more consistent pressure and somewhat improved accuracy compared to a standard length cartridge of the same capacity. The first true commercial short magnum was the .350 Remington Magnum, introduced in 1965 by Remington. This miracle of design is called a rebated rim and it allows increased powder capacity compared to the earlier .350 Magnum case, at the price of decreased feed reliability and one cartridge less magazine capacity. They have not achieved any lasting commercial success and WSSM rifles have already been discontinued. The most recent short magnum cartridges, as of this writing, are the .300 and .338 Ruger Compact Magnums (RCM). 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag: Cartridge Sizes. You can buy the 6.5 in … Thread Status: Not open for further replies. However, after looking at the Sherman case, it looked exactly like a 6mm Dasher on steroids! It has plenty of killing power, even when fired from a 22 inch barrel. The standard length 7mm Rem. The .350 was reinstated in 2003 when Remington brought out the Model 673 bolt action rifle for the caliber. The .350 Rem. The main argument in favor of any of the short magnums is their alleged greater efficiency due to their shorter powder column. are unique because of their short, belted cases (and easy to tell apart because one has a skinny bullet and one a fat bullet), the new WSM and SAUM short magnums all look very similar to each other. It is an 8mm cartridge and its performance is nearly identical to that of the .300 WSM. 7x57mm (7mm Mauser) Ammo. It has a rebated rim, bottleneck casing with a 1:9.5 twist on a large rifle magnum primer. The ballistics of the .350 Remington Magnum factory load introduced in 2003 claim a 200 grain bullet at a MV of 2775 fps and ME of 3419 ft. lbs. In reality, many factors influence intrinsic accuracy and performance more than the length of the powder column inside of the cartridge. The RCM's were introduced in 2008. These figures are well beyond what the short action .358 Winchester can achieve. 7x30mm Waters Ammo. If you want a flat shooting round for short hunting situations, both the 7mm RM and the .300 WM are going to get the job done. For this reason, cartridges with rebated rims are not regarded as a good choice for use in rifles that might be used on dangerous game. SAUM boast similar ballistics, although neither has become popular. That leaves the .338 RCM a definite step ahead of the .325 WSM, but clearly inferior to the .338 Win. The discontinued Remington factory load drove a 250 grain bullet at a MV of 2419 fps with ME of 3220 ft. lbs. Remington’s 7mm Mag. Rimfire Ammo 17 HMR Ammo. The most important difference between this cartridge and the .300 WSM is the relative scarcity of 8mm bullets for reloading. Mag., 6.5 Rem. The .300 SAUM is already obsolescent, as even Remington has quit chambering rifles for it. Design. The majority of bullet weights used for the 7mm rem mag rounds fall between 150 and 175gr though there are outliers of lighter and heavier bullets if you need them for specific hunting or shooting purposes. Paramount are the uniformity and concentricity of the bullet, the quality and precision of the rifle barrel, the care taken in bedding the barrel and inletting the stock, and the care with which the loads are assembled and matched to the rifle. ... Ballistics. The 6.5mm Rem. 9x18mm Makarov Ammo. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, Mag. In the same class as the .300 short magnums is the .325 WSM. WSM and WSSM family of cartridges. It is worth noting that the 6.5mm Mag. Magnum are unique cartridges and each offers something special to the shooter. Recoil is right up there, at about 25 ft. lbs. The Hornady Reloading Handbook lists loads up to 3000 fps with 140 grain bullets, and 2800 fps with their 160 grain bullet. are the best designed and most reliable of the short magnum cartridges. As for the other short magnum calibers, time will tell, but they are not setting any sales records. While the .350 Rem. The 30-degree shoulder angle of the parent case was retained, and the neck is very short. The 150 grain factory load has a claimed MV of 3300 fps and ME of 3628 ft. lbs. In a nutshell, here’s why: given equal rifle mass, optimum bullet Ballistic Coefficients and Muzzle Velocities in each caliber, the 7mm RM will shoot flatter, drift less and recoil with less brain jarring recoil than the 300 WM. Such a cartridge would have no advantage over the .257 Weatherby and could not match that cartridge's ballistics, but it would clearly outperform the .25 WSSM. The 6.5mm Remington Magnum followed it the next year. Winchester claims a muzzle velocity (MV) of 3,225 ft/s with a 140 grain bullet for their 7mm WSM cartridge; the claimed muzzle energy (ME) is 3,233 ft. lbs. Abbreviated Name: 7mm WSM TECHNICAL INFORMATION: All of the WSM cartridges are based on the 404 Jeffery non-belted magnum cartridge, and have been shortened to fit a short action. Unfortunately, their stubby, short necked cases are not well adapted to 160 and 175 grain bullets, so they are less suitable for hunting the large game for which most customers purchase a 7mm Magnum rifle. Ammunition Inputs. All velocities were measured in a 24 inch rifle barrel. The 7mm WSM is similar to the .300 WSM and .270 WSM cases necked down to handle .284" bullets. These figures were taken in 24 inch test barrels and WSM hunting rifles generally fall about 100 fps short. 7mm Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum Rifle Cartridge by Nosler Inc. Nosler - Bullets, Brass, ... Abbreviated Name: 7mm Rem SA Ultra Mag Slang Name: 7mm SAUM . More important, the short magnum cartridges work through short rifle actions, which saves about 1/2 inch of bolt throw as well as overall rifle length, and a few ounces of weight. As far as I can tell, all WSSM caliber rifles have been discontinued, although Winchester continues to offer the ammo. Mag. With a 160 grain bullet the Winchester figures are 2990 ft/s and 3176 ft. lbs. 7x57mmR Ammo. The other day my friend offered to let me shoot his Browning 7mm short mag. With any rebated rim case, the face of the bolt has less overlap with the rim of the case as it attempts to slide it forward and out of the magazine lips. [5]. Compare all .300 ammunition manufacturers on one easy to read chart. The 7mm WSM cartridge achieves its useful purpose as an excellent cartridge for larger mule deer, sheep, black bear and elk. Compare all 7mm Remington Magnum ammunition manufacturers on one easy to read chart. 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