I need some help making a choice i have a win mod 70 super shadow in 7mm wsm but have been thinking of trading it in on a rem 7600 30-06. USed to have a 7600 in 06 and loved it but had to sell it when i got laid off now i have the intch to get another one. due to the price of ammo for the 7wsm im am leaing toward the 06. thanks for any help advice
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I get an itch like that from time to time. Might as well scratch it. I would try to sell the 7mm outright if you can. I'm a guy that don't like to deal with a hassle unless I have to so I would probably try to trade it.
As far as the cost of ammo goes I assume you don't reload? In that case scratch the itch. If you do reload the cost difference between the two is minimal. Not worth it.
The biggest thing I see is changing from a bolt to a pump. I like pumps. Every center fire rifle I have is a pump.
IMO you miss the pump? Like averything else, it's what you are comfortable with. If you really want a pump then by all means have at it.
If you are an accuracy freak stick with the bolt gun....or another bolt gun that has easier to find or cheaper ammo. My pumps shoot MOD (minute of deer) within normal hunting ranges. Some will argue they will shoot as good as any bolt out there.
The difference between 7mm WSM and the 30-06 for Winchester Silvertips is @ $6. I looked at the ballistics for the two and the 7mm WSM really outperforms the 30-06 in all categories.
I'd stick with the 7mm. My next rifle will be the 7 mm WSM, probably a Rem model 700 BDL.
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