Another question: is there any other short action calibers I should consider besides a 7wsm? My buddy got me going on this whole idea he is building a 6.5 stw Out of a Mauser. But I don't want to get a caliber that is really expensive and/or impossible to get. I know the 6.5 is a good long range caliber but some of the 7mm bullets I see out there now have pretty high BC's.
Some of my buddies on team GAP are shooting 6.5 RSAUM with 140gr Berger hybrids.
Less recoil than a 180.