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Remington Short Actions

What are your thoughts on the Remington short actions?

Winchester short magnums have been getting all the attention lately, but Remington has the 7mm SA Ultra Mag and the 300 SA Ultra Mag.

Ballistically on paper the 300 SUM is identical to the 300 Win Mag....

Have the winchester variantants been getting more attention because they are superior or because they have more marketing clout? Just curious, because the Remington SA's don't seem to be getting chambered as widely as the similar WSM variantants.

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Before I bought my wsm's. I also looked at the Remington version. On paper, I did't see enough difference for any consideration one way or the other.
At the time of purchase. The wsm was available in the rifle I was looking at.
The only difference I can vaguely recall. I believe, the Remington version is a tad shorter. To fit into their short action. The wsm requires a new action length.

An added note: When I was looking. The wsm was available in Browning, Savage, Winchester and others. The Remington version was not as available.

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According to Remington's ballistic tables, their SAUM's are right around the normal magnums' velocities and energies, but the rifles are shorter and lighter. I don't think I would want that in a lighter, shorter gun.

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Not to seem trite, just expound a little
I now own two of the wsm. The reasoning behind me owning a wsm as opposed to a saum are the wsm is/was available in a greater selection of rifles.
When I was in the market. Remingtons offering was limited to Remington rifles and they did not offer the wsm. I'm not researching this area anymore so, I don't know what the rifle manufacturers have done as far as chambering for the saums, to date.
Remington has a great following for their rifles. I don't see enough difference in the two choices to distinguish that one performs better than the other.
When I was in the market. Wsm offered a 270 version that was not available in the saum. Since, wsm also offers a 325 (8mm) that is claimed to be comparable to a 338wm.
The advantage to the saum, if any, would be the saum can be chambered in the same action as a 308win/243win. The wsm requires the bullet to be seated a tad shorter than COL, in the manuals with pointed spitzers, in order to fit the magazine in a rifle manufactured to 308 win COL.

As far as weight of fiream. The short rounds are available in lightweight rifles. I find it appealing. 22" to 24" barrel, depending on caliber, is the standard. Which gives you a rifle the same length as a 308 w/22" barrel or a 30-06 w/22" barrel. I can't distinguish enough difference in recoil between them and the 30-06 to be concerned.
Marketing may be the reason but, I think availability is a key factor.

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