Advice needed on buuld and caliber

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So looking at building a new rifle, I currently have a 6.5 PRC, I'm thinking of building a 7saum (7ss is harder and quite a bit more expensive to get in Canada but maybe it's worth it???).
I want to run 180gr bullet so open to caliber options.
So build details as follows
Defiance anti xm action
20 or 22 carbon barrel (open to options in length and manufacture)
Gunwerks Clymbr stock
Any input would be greatly appreciated.

 

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So looking at building a new rifle, I currently have a 6.5 PRC, I'm thinking of building a 7saum (7ss is harder and quite a bit more expensive to get in Canada but maybe it's worth it???).
I want to run 180gr bullet so open to caliber options.
So build details as follows
Defiance anti xm action
20 or 22 carbon barrel (open to options in length and manufacture)
Gunwerks Clymbr stock
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
At the time I built my 6.5 SAUM, gunwerks didn't inlet for XM Length action.

I'd say stay with that stock but go long action. Anti X long action for Integral rail.

I like the idea of keeping it simple and just going 7 SAUM.

If not running a suppressor I'd probably opt for 24" Bartlein CFW . I'd probably be more inclined to go 26 honestly but that may be stretching what you're wanting to tote around. It would be a little nicer to shoot though with more length and a bit of extra weight. Plus the extra length could serve as a compromise on not going SS. You'll gain a little performance back adding some barrel.


This will be a sweet build. I love my Clymer / 6.5 SAUM.
 

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I’m with J2 on everything he suggested. I’ll add that going with a long action opens up more options down the road should you want to get another barrel spun up or just simply decide you want more horsepower than the saum offers but don’t wanna pop for another complete build.
 

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I’m with J2 on everything he suggested. I’ll add that going with a long action opens up more options down the road should you want to get another barrel spun up or just simply decide you want more horsepower than the saum offers but don’t wanna pop for another complete build.

Are there any areas of concern on running short action calibers on long action platforms?

Example calibers: 25 Creed, 6.5 Creed, 6.5 SAUM
 

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In my experience they feed just fine. I’m running a 243 on a long action with no issues and we set up a 7max for a friend of mine on a long action. No issues with either.
 

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My 2 cents, if you go LA why not 7RM, 7LRM, 7mm-300?

I had a 7mm-300 long time ago and fed it a steady diet of 162AMAX, wow!

Good luck with your build, sounds like a winner!
 

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So looking at building a new rifle, I currently have a 6.5 PRC, I'm thinking of building a 7saum (7ss is harder and quite a bit more expensive to get in Canada but maybe it's worth it???).
I want to run 180gr bullet so open to caliber options.
So build details as follows
Defiance anti xm action
20 or 22 carbon barrel (open to options in length and manufacture)
Gunwerks Clymbr stock
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
My build was similar
anTi XM length
anTi alloy rail
alloy XM BDL bottom kit from Defiance
Bartlein 22” 8.5 twist #4 CFW
Manners EH-SL 100% carbon stock
TBAC Dominus CB
Shooting the Berger 175 elite hunter at about 2,800 with 58.5 grains R23 in ADG brass


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I would go straight saum over the max in the 7mm. I have a similar design in 300 saum that works very well but necking it to a 7mm just does not gain anything over the straight saum for some reason. But if you have a 6.5 you have deer covered, Id go to a 30 or 338 myself and skip the 7mm.

 

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