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

 
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:05 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Mine is starting to come around.

200 yards with RL25
Looking good Bob
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:41 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I finally got out to the range with the stw. Firing the 171 barnes matchburner with 75 rl25 (rp brass/215) it averaged 2946 fps and .3" even for group. 77 rl25 wasn't so great, at around 2", but that follows the accuracy progression from Saturday, where 76 was 1.3" and 78 was 2".
86 grains rl50 with the 171 also did well, with 3 in two bullet diameters outer to outer, but it was the 2936 fps and needs to be re-shot because some clod with a blade-sighted rifle skipped one into the target on me. The powder compression was just enough that I won't try a heavier charge with it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:26 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Where are you finding RP Brass, I want some!

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:44 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Where are you finding RP Brass, I want some!

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You should have told me last week you were looking. The local shop just sold out at 35$ per 50. I can see if the ma and pa place on main has some if you want. They are a bit spendier, though. They did have a couple of hundred las time I was there, bulk, not bags.



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Old 06-14-2012, 12:07 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Another new guy question.
I'm getting lateral thinning and splitting about 1/4" ahead of the belt on my cases. Internet search pointed to excessive headspace allowing the front of the case to move forward, while the base is held by the extractor, thinning the case as it stretches.
All these cases have been shot before and were in excess of .005 headspace. All these cases were bumped and measured at .005 prior to this last shooting episode, where they showed signs of cracking.
You guys told me .003 was where i needed to be but I couldn't get my dies to repeat at .003 and the press "settled in" at .005 so that's where I left it. The bump seems to be dependent on the initial case shoulder length and I'm seeing +- .001 coming out of the gun.

So, does your experience suggest the .005 and greater headspace is the reason for the lateral splitting?
I have noticed the area where the cracks or shiny rings appear is where the full length sizer is working the mtl.
(pics were from the article, but a cpl of mine look like that. Most were verry thin cracks w/ no powder ring)
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:05 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Midway USA has Nosler 7STW brass available.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Midway USA has Nosler 7STW brass available.
You can get it over $7 cheaper per 25 count at Powder Valley.
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