7mm Win Short Magnum Ammo

Introduced in 2001, the 7mm Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) is the second largest of the three Short Mag cartridges offered by Winchester. 7mm WSM ammo is proven to be effective on most all North American game, with the only exceptions being the largest species of bear. Learn More

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  1. Federal 7mm Win Short Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain SP Ammunition

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  2. Federal Vital-Shok 7mm Win Short Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 140 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Ammunition

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  3. Federal 7mm Win Short Mag Ammo - 20 Rounds of 150 Grain Fusion Ammunition

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Winchester and the Browning Arms Company joined forces in 2001 to develop the 7mm Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) cartridge. The 7mm WSM was developed for hunting medium- and large-sized game at ranges out to 700 yards, providing a powerful cartridge that hunters can use in many different hunting situations. While it's not recommended for taking dangerous game or predators, it does have excellent performance with all game animals in North America – including elk, deer and most others. Shooting authorities have indicated that the proper bullet must be selected for this cartridge, because the wrong one will not expand sufficiently on deer-sized game.

Most 7mm WSM cartridges are capped with bullets weighing 140 to 160 grains. Muzzle velocity ranges between 2,900 and 3,200 feet per second, and muzzle energies vary between 3,000 to more than 3,200 foot pounds. The 7mm WSM can be found with most of the common bullet designs, including Power Point Bullets, Soft Point Bullets and Nosler Partition Bullets. It performs somewhat better than the .280 Remington, but not quite as good as the 7mm Remington Magnum. Federal and Winchester produce the most 7mm WSM ammunition.

The most significant advantage of the Winchester Short Magnum modification of the 7mm is the shortened case for the cartridge, without an appreciable loss of power or effectiveness, that allows it to work in a rifle with a short action. The rifle can be smaller and lighter this way, and the bolt can be cycled faster and easier. Shooters of smaller stature especially appreciate these benefits, which permit quick and easy follow-up shots if necessary.

Hunters who choose the 7mm WSM will get a lighter and faster cycling rifle, which is useful both on the wide-open plains as well as in the mountains. It is easy to find and several manufacturers make excellent rifles for this popular cartridge.