The 150 grain factory load has a claimed MV of 3300 fps and ME of 3628 ft. lbs. The Remington Custom Shop also chambers rifles for the .350 Magnum, which seems to have caught its second wind in the 21st Century. (An unnecessary reduction in firepower is clearly undesirable when hunting dangerous game.) 308 Win. Factory barrel length of the Model 7 is 22" as opposed to Winchester's short magnum barrels at 24”. In this cartridge comparison of the 7mm Rem Mag vs .300 Win Mag, ... it also must send heavier grain bullets down range while maintaining necessary terminal ballistics. lbs., a 140 grain bullet at a MV of 3125 fps and ME of 3035 ft. lbs. (The latter is rather a mixed blessing when shooting a magnum cartridge.). The RCM's were introduced in 2008. The standard length 7mm Rem. However, after looking at the Sherman case, it looked exactly like a 6mm Dasher on steroids! handily out-performs the new .25 WSSM, also introduced in 2004, as a big game hunting cartridge. With a 160 grain bullet the Winchester figures are 2990 ft/s and 3176 ft. lbs. 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. Think, pronghorn, mule, and fallow deer. vs. .300 Win. The chamberings of choice are the .284 Winchester, 7mm Winchester Short Magnum (7mm WSM), and 7mm Remington Short Action Ultra … Note that these RCM cartridges are not rebated rim designs. 30 TC. A short action 27” barreled 7mm WSM is approximately the same length as a 26” barreled 7mm Remington Magnum. The following are Winchester .300 WSM figures. As the 7mm Rem Mag is of smaller caliber than the 300 Win Mag, it is a very good choice for lighter, smaller animals. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. In reality rifles chambered for the 7mm WSM typically chronograph 50-100 ft/s faster than the 7mm Remington Magnum with all bullets weights. 7mm STW. All figures taken in 24 inch test barrels. 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. In 2003 Winchester introduced a line of Super Short Magnum (WSSM) cartridges, starting with the .223 WSSM and .243 WSSM. And, in spite of the myriad attempts to produce a 7mm Mag. All of these are based on the WSM case shortened to a length of only 1.65" and a COL of 2.36". This is a beltless bottleneck case with a rim and head diameter of .532". The .350 Rem. The 6.5mm Remington Magnum followed it the next year. 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag – Comparing Cartridge Sizes. 30-06 Sprg. Compared to true magnum cartridges such as the .240 and .257 Weatherby Magnums they are an embarrassment. in an 8.5 pound rifle, although this is actually moderate for a medium bore magnum. 300 Sav. It is a member of the Winchester Short Magnum family of cartridges. In short, like the 7mm Rem Mag, the .300 Win Mag is an excellent cartridge that packs more performance than the .30-06 Springfield into a comparably sized package. The Speer Reloading Manual No. SAUM, 7mm Rem. Mag. The 7mm SAUM currently retains a small following. 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). We put 3 popular cartridges to a head-to-head-to-head test limit the average shooter would do well to observe. Newbie22 Member. 28 Nosler. It is no different in this respect than the popular 300 Winchester Magnum. Hey everyone. The biggest problem with any .300 Magnum is its excessive recoil, which is well beyond the 15-20 ft. lb. This gun in a short action with a 26″ barrel tips the scale at 6 lbs 3 ozs. The Hornady Reloading Handbook lists loads up to 3000 fps with 140 grain bullets, and 2800 fps with their 160 grain bullet. The .300 WSM has found a place in the market, while the .300 SAUM is already obsolescent. These are short action calibers, designed to work through .308 Winchester length actions. That's plausible. These .308 length offerings, developed by Hornady for Ruger, are based on shortened .375 Ruger case. The overall cartridge length is 2.86 inches. The body of the case is bigger around than the rim. .270 versus 7mm Rem Mag. Mag. 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. Recoil energy with either of the .300 short magnums runs about 23-26 ft. lbs. Remington introduced their .300 SAUM shortly after Winchester's .300 WSM hit the market. 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. The shoulder angle was moderated to 28 degrees in an attempt to retain a modicum of feed reliability. in an 8 pound rifle, depending on bullet weight. The 180 grain factory load claims a MV of 2970 fps and ME of 3526 ft. lbs. The new 7mm short magnums are clearly redundant. at the muzzle. Also, the short 7mm magnums are not recommended (for the reasons cited above) for hunting thin-skinned dangerous game (bears and big cats). 7x64mm Brenneke Ammo. 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. 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. Does the perfect muley cartridge really exist? Recoil is right up there, at about 25 ft. lbs. What Are The Finer Points In Reloading the 7mm Rem Mag. Mag. The overall cartridge length was set at 2.825 inches. The most recent short magnum cartridges, as of this writing, are the .300 and .338 Ruger Compact Magnums (RCM). 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. You can buy the 6.5 in … (3221 ft. 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. 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. As a cartridge for a "guide rifle" it is hard to beat. It … In 2004 they announced the .25 WSSM. The .300 WSM, .300 Rem. 30-30 Win. These figures are well beyond what the short action .358 Winchester can achieve. Given the initial lack of consumer acceptance, the development of short magnums languished after 1966. It was a cartridge decades ahead of its time when it was introduced. In 2005 the .325 WSM came along. Magnum, .270 WSM and .350 Rem. 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. The discontinued Remington factory load drove a 250 grain bullet at a MV of 2419 fps with ME of 3220 ft. lbs. As such, they (along with the 6.5mm and .350 Rem. 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. Mag. I like 7mm ballistics, however, the 7mm always seemed to me to be a P.I.T.A. The 30-degree shoulder angle of the parent case was retained, and the neck is very short. to get tuned properly and KEEP it tuned properly. The 7mm Remington Magnum is a versatile cartridge that’s well-served by slow burning powders. IMR 4350 seems to be an efficient powder for this cartridge. Velocities for this barrel length are on average, 80fps faster than the standard 7mmWSM and the reduction in recoil can aid accuracy immensely. Mag. SAUM). Ballistics comparison video between the 7mm Remington Magnum vs the 300 Winchester Magnum. These claims are valid if the short magnum cartridges are fired in 24 inch barrels, the same length as the barrels of most 7mm Rem. 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. The 150 grain factory load advertises a MV of 3200 fps (3110 fps) and a ME of 3410 ft. lbs. The 7mm Rem Mag has a ton of potential other than merely being a hard-hitter if you handload the cartridge. 30/40 Krag. and exactly the same claim is made for the 7mm WSM. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, Let's take a look at the ballistics and prospects of the various short magnum cartridges, starting with the WSSM trio. 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. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Newbie22, Oct 9, 2012. Foundry Outdoors carries the best selection of 7mm WSM Winchester Short Magnum ammo online. The 7mm WSM and 7mm Remington Magnum are best suited for the exact same hunting situations. The Short Magnum Cartridges Mag. The 7mm WSM d… Remington’s 7mm Mag. The .300 SAUM is already obsolescent, as even Remington has quit chambering rifles for it. Remington claims that the ballistics of the 7mm SAUM equal those of the popular 7mm Rem. The other day my friend offered to let me shoot his Browning 7mm short mag. 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. 9.3x62mm Mauser Ammo. These figures were taken in 24 inch test barrels and WSM hunting rifles generally fall about 100 fps short. I am not a ballistician so I never could figure why I was having trouble. Best prices on 7mm WSM Winchester Short Magnum ammo for sale online. and a 150 grain bullet at a MV of 3150 fps and ME of 3304 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. The 6.5mm Rem. They are not just duplicates of earlier cartridges. The .350 was reinstated in 2003 when Remington brought out the Model 673 bolt action rifle for the caliber. [5]. lbs.). That alone might be a good reason for Ruger and Hornady to take such a step. and superior to the .325 WSM. October 28, 2013 For 2017 they are available ONLY in the Ruger Guide Gun. 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. 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. They are too similar to each other and neither offers any ballistic advantage over the established and much more popular 7mm Remington Magnum. As for the other short magnum calibers, time will tell, but they are not setting any sales records. SAUM and .300 RCM also advertise similar ballistics. I have both 7mm Mag and 6.5PRC rifles. Overall cartridge length is 2.8 inches. 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. 7mm WSM Ballistics. These figures were all taken in a 24 inch test barrel. The .270 WSM shoots as flat as the 6.5mm Magnum and hits a little harder. Following the initial success of the .300 WSM, the .270 WSM, 7mm WSM and 7mm SAUM were introduced. rifles. In shorter barrels, performance declines dramatically. I'd rather shoot the PRC all day long rather than the 7mm. Any .300 Magnum is most appropriate when the emphasis in on hunting the larger species of big game. Rimfire Ammo 17 HMR Ammo. Mag. None, however, are interchangeable. The main argument in favor of any of the short magnums is their alleged greater efficiency due to their shorter powder column. 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. Complete .300 Winchester ammunition ballistics Chart. I thought "well this may be the answer to my issue"! This length was chosen to allow it to work in the Model 7 short action rifle. The first true commercial short magnum was the .350 Remington Magnum, introduced in 1965 by Remington. 300 RCM. (3133 ft. This would exceed .25-06 performance in a short action cartridge and make an excellent, although specialized, long range plains and mountain rifle caliber. in an 8 pound rifle) in the light weight hunting rifles that are the natural home of short magnum cartridges. by a nose. was reintroduced in 2004, also in the Model 673. WSM and WSSM family of cartridges. They have not achieved any lasting commercial success and WSSM rifles have already been discontinued. Mag. The most important difference between this cartridge and the .300 WSM is the relative scarcity of 8mm bullets for reloading. 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. 9x18mm Makarov Ammo. The 7mm WSM is similar to the .300 WSM and .270 WSM cases necked down to handle .284" bullets. 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. As far as I can tell, all WSSM caliber rifles have been discontinued, although Winchester continues to offer the ammo. All of the WSM and SAUM cartridges use a .532-.534 inch rebated rim of standard (.375 H&H) Magnum diameter. 7mm Rem Ultra Mag. Mag., .270 WSM, .300 WSM, 7mm WSM, .300 Rem. I can see some appeal to the idea of a .250 Short Magnum based on the .300 RCM case. 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.). 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 … 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. 300 Blk. The differences between the 7mm Rem Magnum and the .300 Winchester Magnum rounds are shown in the table above. Regardless, if I had to pick just one of these for all-round hunting, it would be the 7mm Rem. Factory loaded ammunition for the 6.5 and .350 Magnums was (temporarily) discontinued during the 1990's. 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. Special deals on 7mm WSM Winchester Short Magnum ammo.Products listed on our website are in stock and ready to ship. The recoil is much less than what you'd think. 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. lbs., well beyond the performance of the standard short action .260 Remington. Complete 7mm Remington Magnum Winchester ammunition ballistics Chart. Ammunition Inputs. 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. It is probably a better choice than the 6.5 Magnum for large CXP3 class game like elk. is a useful cartridge that remains my favorite short magnum. Mag. 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. 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. Uncategorized Ammo. That leaves the .338 RCM a definite step ahead of the .325 WSM, but clearly inferior to the .338 Win. Their performance is easily exceeded by standard cartridges, such as the .25-06. and 6.5mm Rem. 7mm Win Short Magnum Ballistics: Chart of Average 7mm Win Short Magnum Ballistics. 7mm Win Short Mag Ammo. However, their fat bodies have a head diameter immediately above the extractor groove of about .55 inch. 308 Mar Exp. Magazine capacity may be reduced by one cartridge because the WSM and SAUM cases are so fat--another reason standard magnum cartridges are preferred for use on dangerous game. Joined: Jun 18, 2011 Messages: 37 Location: Connecticut. 7x57mmR Ammo. On the other hand, the Winchester Short Magnum cartridge does not have a gigantic advantage in either category either and there’s actually a smaller difference in the ballistics of the 7mm WSM vs 7mm Rem Mag than there is with the 270 WSM vs 270 Winchester. 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. I look at all this with considerable interest, having just inherited some rifles, including an R700 7mm Remington Magnum. The following are Winchester 7mm WSM figures, with Remington 7mm SAUM figures in parenthesis. With the exception of the .300 RCM, the other .300 Short Magnums are not recommended for use on dangerous game. All rights reserved. By David E. Petzal. Specifications [edit | edit source]. It is worth noting that the 6.5mm Mag. It has a rebated rim, bottleneck casing with a 1:9.5 twist on a large rifle magnum primer. Hornady offers .300 RCM factory loads with 150, 165 and 180 grain bullets; 200 and 225 grain bullets are offered in the .338 RCM. Interesting cartridges, these short magnums. SAUM boast similar ballistics, although neither has become popular. Mag. Mag. 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. The WSM magnum case has a 35-degree shoulder, a length of 2.1 inches, and a very short neck. Mag. 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. 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. These are based on the fat (.550 inch head diameter), beltless, .300 Ultra Mag case shortened to a length of 2.015 inches. It is an excellent elk cartridge. 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. The true short magnum cartridges begin with the 6.5mm Rem. 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. The standard length 7mm Rem. 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. are the best designed and most reliable of the short magnum cartridges. The .338 RCM is offered factory loaded with 200 and 225 grain bullets, which is fine as far as it goes. All velocities were measured in a 24 inch rifle barrel. Mag. Mag., forcing it into near-obscurity. They are both belted magnums based on a blown out .375 H&H case with a 25-degree shoulder, reduced to a length of 2.17 inches. [2], The 7mm WSM has failed to gain the same popularity as the other cartridges in the WSM family. Mag., 6.5 Rem. Mag. 8x57mm (8mm Mauser) Ammo. Anyone shooting a .350 Magnum rifle today should be reloading. It actually has a .315" bore diameter and should have been named the .315 WSM. And it offers moderate recoil (13.1 ft. lbs. (3112 ft. Mag. This means that they offer improved feeding reliability compared to the WSM and SAUM short magnums. 7x57mm (7mm Mauser) Ammo. Mag. Mule Deer Cartridge Showdown: .270 Win. Mags.) 7mm-08 Remington Ammo. Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The .350 Rem. The 6.5mm Rem. Copyright 2002, 2017 by Chuck Hawks. It is a member of the Winchester Short Magnum family of cartridges. This cartridge came about as the result of a failed attempt to create a .338 WSM. in an 8 pound rifle, but less than the other short magnum cartridges. Design. The .270 WSM kicks a lot harder than the 6.5mm Magnum, just under 19 ft. lbs. In a hunting rifle, any advantage conferred by a shorter powder column is insignificant. 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. Units of Measure. is a true medium bore cartridge. It has plenty of killing power, even when fired from a 22 inch barrel. Ballistics Calculator. These are the most useful of the short magnum cartridges, although not the most popular. The combination of great ballistics with manageable recoil has made the 7mm cartridge a favorite among long-range prone and benchrest shooters. The lighter, shorter 7mm bullets are preferred in these short case magnums. The 7mm WSM cartridge achieves its useful purpose as an excellent cartridge for larger mule deer, sheep, black bear and elk. Neither of Remington's original short magnums were commercial successes, although the .350 gained a sort of cult following. 30 Caliber.308” Diameter. In the same class as the .300 short magnums is the .325 WSM. 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. The .300 WSM seems to be the favorite among all of the short magnums. ... Ballistics. Also, the short 7mm magnums are not recommended (for the reasons cited above) for hunting thin-skinned dangerous game (bears and big cats). vs. 7mm Rem. 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. 7x30mm Waters Ammo. Compare all 7mm Remington Magnum ammunition manufacturers on one easy to read chart. .350 Rem. 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 . 308 Norma Mag. 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. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. In reality, many factors influence intrinsic accuracy and performance more than the length of the powder column inside of the cartridge. 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag: Cartridge Sizes. It is an 8mm cartridge and its performance is nearly identical to that of the .300 WSM. 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. You can see some of the differences between the .300 Winchester Magnum and 7mm Remington Magnum cartridges in the photo below. Compare all .300 ammunition manufacturers on one easy to read chart. The 7mm WSM is similar to the .300 WSM with the case necked down to handle .284" bullets. SAUM and .300 RCM also advertise similar ballistics. Those who are interested can read the individual articles about the various short magnums on the Rifle Cartridge Page. Unfortunately, the long 250 grain bullets that made the .338 Win. 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