MemberAugust 21, 2019 at 2:13 pm105 Bullseyes
I totally get where your coming from…BUT…Lol, not to sound like a know it all…I would strongly advise on ditching / selling the WM components you have and start with a WSM platform because I know you will want the all around best shooting platform in the future.
Quick story…I bought my 300wsm about 5 years ago and at the same time a buddy bought a 300wm.
His reasoning for not buying a WSM at the time was shortage & variety of ammo, which at the time the argument had some merit…and he was also bias to the WM
My reasoning, I will hand-load all ammo for the gun so I wasn't worried and knew the WSM was easier to load with the case design.
Now 5 years later after shooting both guns…My buddy (who now handholds as well) wished he'd bought the WSM for these reasons:
– Factory ammo is now more available
– For whatever reason the WSM seems to be more accurate with factory ammo and especially handholds
– Brass is now more ready available for reloading.
– WSM is cheaper to load if you shoot alot
– He hates resizing and reloading belted WM cases
– Much easier to tune a load with the WSM
He's not the first guy I've run into that's switched from a WM to a WSM…so there seems to be a common theme if your a gun nut and actually shoot them.
If you are truly set and love the WM then I would not even think about changing and continue down your path and build the gun your heart is set on… BUT, if you want what I think will truly make you happy shooting at the range, grated I only know from forum talks…build a 300wsm and start handloading, it will be the best platform for you…results can vary obviously but you handload ammo and i know from experience that any handloader will choose the WSM over a WM pretty much everyday with all things factored in.
Something to think about…