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

 
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:57 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Another die that works for neck sizing the 7stw if set up correctly is a 7rum die. I've been using mine for that since I traded my 7rum. The necks on win brass won't have much neck tension, but rems are a bit thicker and will most likely be fine. I partial fl almost all of my stuff, but if yank a batch down because I don't like it as much as I did, I'll go to the 7rum die to pull up the neck tension again.
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Gentlemen - When you are shooting 3 shot groups, how long do you wait in between shots?
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Gentlemen - When you are shooting 3 shot groups, how long do you wait in between shots?
Hi, I try to get them away as quickly as possible with a medium contoured barrel, If i'm shooting longer shot strings I'll pause acouple of minutes between shoots.
If you have a very slim contoured barrel that has a pressure point in the fore end of the stock you will generally see the shots start to string upwards as the barrel heats up.
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Gentlemen - When you are shooting 3 shot groups, how long do you wait in between shots?
Just shoot them. Basically as long as it takes to target the rifle.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Just want to throw a handup at my parter in crime 7STW for the JB weld and Pam cooking spray lesson......No more glass and release agents for me.......But the Pam with olive oil made me hungry so about ate myself into a coma waiting on the JB to cure.......Thanks Brother
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:47 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Does anyone know what powder "Double Tap" use in their 140 grain & 160 grain Accubond 7mm STW ammo?

Their published ballistics for those 2 loads are:

140 Grain Nosler AccuBond:
Muzzle Velocity: 3475 fps
Muzzle Energy: 3752 ft. lbs

160 Grain Nosler AccuBond:
Muzzle Velocity: 3305 fps
Muzzle Energy: 3882 ft. lbs

Those are some pretty fast/hot loads and I would like to see if I could duplicate them.

I talked to them today and they told me they could not disclose what powder they are using but it is nothing exotic and the ordinary reloader has access to the same powder.

Also, has anyone shot their factory ammo? If so, any feedback?

Thanks!
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Just shoot them. Basically as long as it takes to target the rifle.
WEll, I'll throw in my hat, but am sure some will disagree. IF I am shooting a standard mag contour, I only shoot two shot groups. BUT I shoot a series of two shot groups, on the same target, after a cool down period. ( assisted by air conditioner in truck if need be). Now, if it is a sendero contour, I will shoot three.
This is my theory. Take for instance, my Sako, or the Winchester. They have a normal contour barrel. Two shots in 60 ish degrees, using RL25, and you can barely touch the barrel after two shots, let alone three. And usually, because of that, the third is usually a flier, or way out of the group. Which in turn, may make you discount that load, even if the first two are touching. So, if you take a series of two shot groups, and they stay consistent, you have found your load, you didn't fry the throat. AND, here is the frosting on the cake! I have two rifles sighted in exactly like that. The first and second shot are on the money, dead on the money at 250 yards.
With the Sendero, they can handle the heat a little better, due to nearly twice the surface area.
That's just my .0002 cents, but it works for me, and I have checked and counter checked my reasoning over and over again. The targets don't lie!!!!
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