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7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Unread 06-02-2012, 04:54 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Well, after a couple of weeks, and some time behind a spray gun, here is what I ended up with after the original orange stock (post 508 page 73) I have a buddy with a body shop, so he gave me the direction to get started. I scuffed the clearcoat, used a little bondo to fill in imperfections. Painted it a matte black, then used the Krylon silver webbing spray. When I was doing the webbing spray, a slight gust of wind put a really heavy pattern down on one end, so I had to go with a heavier pattern. Oh well, I think it looks good! Finished it off with matte finish Krylon clearcoat. Fitted a limbsaver grind to fit pad on it, now to get the loads developed, so I can go kill my Nevada Area 11 bull this year!!!! (Only took 14-15 years to draw the tag!)
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    Wow! MUCH better than the orange!!
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    Well, after a couple of weeks, and some time behind a spray gun, here is what I ended up with after the original orange stock (post 508 page 73) I have a buddy with a body shop, so he gave me the direction to get started. I scuffed the clearcoat, used a little bondo to fill in imperfections. Painted it a matte black, then used the Krylon silver webbing spray. When I was doing the webbing spray, a slight gust of wind put a really heavy pattern down on one end, so I had to go with a heavier pattern. Oh well, I think it looks good! Finished it off with matte finish Krylon clearcoat. Fitted a limbsaver grind to fit pad on it, now to get the loads developed, so I can go kill my Nevada Area 11 bull this year!!!! (Only took 14-15 years to draw the tag!)
    Black Sheep, Man you did an awesome job....that thing looks great and i think the heavy web pattern looks cool as hell.......Congrats on the tag I know that will be the hunt of a lifetime and you have the rite rig for the job...........
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    Blacksheep that gun looks wicked. What scope did you put on it?
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    go with 150 - 175 gr for your elk hunt , there a tuff animal & very smart
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    Its got a Leupold MK4 6.5-20x50 mounted with Warne rings on an EGW pic rail. I'm gonna be loading it with 168 grain Barnes LRX's (if it will stabilize that bullet) Gonna start with 76 grains of Retumbo, and work up from there. Barnes tech support said that a 9.25 twist in a sendero won't stabilize it. They require a 1-9 twist above 5000ft, and 1-8 below 5000. I already have the bullets, so I will just have to hit the range and see! I also bought a box of the 145 LRX just in case. If the STW will stabilize the 168, then I will load the 145's in my 7mm RM. Thanks for the feedback on the paintjob. You know how it is when you have a plan in your mind, and it doesn't work out exactly! But hey, I think its great! With the clearcoat, there is just enough texture that I don't think it will be slippery in the rain/snow.

    Also check out post 528 on page 76, and 536 on 77 for some more of that lovely orange!
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    Did they give you any info on the 145's? I sent them an email and they said just use the 150 gr guideline. I have a 1:9 twist and have some 145's not loaded yet. I will be trying RL 22.
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