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

 
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:37 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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RE, New STW build. Well as I said a few days ago, I picked up the 700 LSS in 300 win mag. My barrel is suppose to arrive tomorrow. My problem is, I can't bring myself to dismantling this LSS. It is absolutely gorgeous, and the factory barrel is mint. As I stated prior to this I was going to utilize the stock and the action. I am having really bad second thoughts about it all. I am sorta thinking now that I am going to keep the LSS, and look around for a " boner" and utilize it. I know where ther is a ADL synthetic in 7 mag that can be had for about 400. I guess all that staring at the LSS in my work shop got the best of me. Any thoughts? Now I need a action and possibly a stock. Options please!

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The best way to solve the problem is to put a scope on her and see what it will do. You may want to leave it the way it is if it will shoot, the 300 ain't bad. I bought a Rem. 700 BDL LH in 338 WM around 12 years ago with all purposes of rebarreling to 7stw because it is hard to find a LH mag. Action down here. The first thing the gunsmith told me to do is "you better scope it to see if it will shoot first, I bet that 338 will shoot". Guess what? That rifle shoots almost as good as my built rifles, so I left it the way it is. I will cut a whitetail to pieces if you don't watch your shot and I have learn to really like the caliber.
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:43 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Well, I am currently out of stock of any 7mm's in my string and was going to do a regular 7mm rem mag build but thanks to you gents I have totally changed my mind and am definitely going with the 7mm stw. Thanks for feeding my sickness.
You will not regret it, it's a spectacular round and will love it. No guess work at all out to 350 yards with 160's. It is by far, my favorite round of all my rifles for whitetails, it plants them.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:17 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

As I posted before, here is a photo of my semi custom 7 STW. I am trying to get it to shoot 168-180 Berger VLD's.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:06 PM
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7STW,
Don't listen to Fred Ea!!! I shot the donor a couple of years ago and ended up with a 7mm Rem Mag that shoots half inch groups with boring regularity and has turned in a couple of sub quarter inch groups. I didn't need a 7 mag but I have one now!
But seriously, I wouldn't blame you if you didn't part out the LSS. They are beautiful rifles. I've got two of them. Your best bet otherwise is to find a 700 SPS or an older BDL as a donor. You can get a Bell & Carlson stock for $200 or less or you could probably find a used HS Precision for about the same money. You can probably get $100 out of the old barrel and stock to help offset your costs.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:07 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Mine is based on a Remington 700 action, 26" Shilen barrel and custom fitted by Pete Piper out of Hempstead, Texas. It has a Trijicon 5x20 scope. So far I have about 70 rounds through it. It shoots the 162 gr AMAXs (H-1000) and the 168 Gr Bergers (IMR-7828ssc) extremely well - about an inch at 200 yards. So far three shots on game and three kills - two Axis deer and one Sika. While a bit heavy for toting in the hills I could not be happier with the rifle.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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7STW,
Don't listen to Fred Ea!!! I shot the donor a couple of years ago and ended up with a 7mm Rem Mag that shoots half inch groups with boring regularity and has turned in a couple of sub quarter inch groups. I didn't need a 7 mag but I have one now!
But seriously, I wouldn't blame you if you didn't part out the LSS. They are beautiful rifles. I've got two of them. Your best bet otherwise is to find a 700 SPS or an older BDL as a donor. You can get a Bell & Carlson stock for $200 or less or you could probably find a used HS Precision for about the same money. You can probably get $100 out of the old barrel and stock to help offset your costs.
Well, it looks like I now own 2 700 LSS rifles. I have one in 7 mag, that came from the same collector that the 300 came from. The 7 shoots like a house on fire. That gun was " used" but never fired, just like this one. You have a good idea about the SPS. I just saw one in my travels recently, but can't remember where it was. There is a local gun show coming up in April. I will probably see something there. I feel better now about NOT sacrificing that LSS. I recently traded my 700 BDL stainless synthetic in 300saum, when I acquired the Sako 7 stw. So, I had a " hole" for a "300" anyway! But this one looks better. So I am back into search mode. The barrel should be here tomorrow. As far as the stock, what do you guys think about the BC medalist? I sorta wanted a laminated, thats why went with with the LSS. Who makes a really good laminated? Boyds? Thanks to all.

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Old 03-20-2012, 04:31 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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As I posted before, here is a photo of my semi custom 7 STW. I am trying to get it to shoot 168-180 Berger VLD's.
Smokin cool !

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