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

 
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:16 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I joined the cult of the 7mm STW back in 1998 or 1999. I bought a brand new Savage Tactical in 7mm Rem Mag and had it punched out to STW. It only has a 24" barrel but options were limited for a lefty at the time. In the cheap factory stock it routinely shoots 1/2" or less at 100 yds and I fired my all time smallest group with it, 0.14" at 100 yds.

A couple of years ago I bought a LH Winchester 70 in 7mm STW that was in next to new condition. It had been sent by the original owner to Hill Country Rifles for their accurizing service and Decelerator recoil pad. My first group with it was half inch at 100 yds.

Last fall I put together another STW using a Stiller Predator long action, Hart 28" #5 contour barrel with Hart brake. Stiller recoil lug and scope rail, Wyatt's extended mag box, McMillan A2 stock, topped with a Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x in Burris Extreme rings. It is very sweet shooting with 168 gr JLK VLD's at 3200 fps. During drop chart development it put three shots into 0.88" at 300 yds.
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In order for me to price accurately, please send your complete address to me by (pm).

I checked 100 to Oregon and it was 11.15 + 1.00 for the box at USPS. I am going to go over there on Monday with a 100 bag I have for myself already and find out exactly.

I have UPS at my office so I will do the same with them and choose the cheapest. And lastly, I'll check Fed Express.

I did get the wholesaler to drop ship the 2000 I ordered at no cost, so that's a savings.

For Fred with 900, it won't be exponential as I'm sure it's cheaper with that weight bulked. I think the package weighs 3lbs. or less, but I didn't weigh it but remember when I looked up some Norma brass I think that's close to what I remember.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Ya, I understand the lefty problem. I am a lefty, but right eye dominant. It really sucks at times. I also grew up with all righty's.

Just by reading this, it looks like most are shooting Remingtons, with a few Sako's and Winchesters. I am a big Winchester fan, but I also like a good single shot too, as I bought a Ruger #1 stainless in the 7mm stw. To bad that most companies don't make a gun in this round anymore. It is great, but the Ultra Mag's have hurt it.

For me, the recoil is not much more than the 7mm Rem Mag that I had before this. Accuracy for this rifle has been ok, but I have not done any work to it. Still the factory trigger. The biggest change was the scope rings, as the factory Ruger ones with the caliber sucked. They twisted on me, so I put on Millett rings.

Now, my plans this year is to get this thing working like clock work. Get it sighted in good, then shooting like I want (under 1"), and then take it on a good hunt. And if time permits, start working up some good loads for it. The two bullets that I am looking at are the Nosler E Tip and the Barnes Tipped TSX bullets in 150 grns. I feel these would work good for just about anything that I would hunt, from whitetails to elk, maybe even moose.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

7STW, you said earlier that you were using 76gr of RL22 and 162 A max? My manual doesn't have the 162 in it, but it's saying a max load is 71.5 of RL 22 for a 160gr bullet.

I guess what I'm asking is, are your numbers correct?

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

Loving this thread.
I just got done loading 50 rnds of stw ammo for a buddy.
139 gr sst over a stiff load of h1000 pushing 3400 fps in his rifle.
I love this cartridge.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

How accurate is the SST bullet, what is he shooting it at target or game? Does it perform well on game, what distances?

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

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How accurate is the SST bullet, what is he shooting it at target or game? Does it perform well on game, what distances?

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My friends stw is a rem 700 lss action and stock and a Sendero 7 mag barrel rechambered to stw.

Accuracy with the sst is good 1.4 to 1.8 in groups at 300 yds.
Shooting it at targets right now but they will be used on game.
He has only had the gun a month so no game taken.
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