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

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:51 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

purpledragon, your rifle sounds outstanding. To get that speed and accuracy is mind boggling to think that the bullet still holds together. I'm impressed with you finding bullets like that too. What does it do to whitetail at 600 yards. entry exit, expand and such? That axiom stock, does it twist and turn? it looks cool, but can it really handle the torque? Have you shot heavier bullets with it too?
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Mr. Sackett,

I'm 54, so that's respect. Great shooting, I'll bet the loads are clocking pretty high, especially in this heat if it were in NY I was getting bolt sticks last weekend on some loads..

I really like the look of the rifle, great paint job, maybe share how you did it. I just got a Winchester 7WSM in a model 70 CRPF that I wanted and it needs a paint job. I'd like to make it look like yours. Very sharp, this gun is going to be a woods whitetail, hog rifle, 350 yds and less. It will probably shoot longer, but that's what my STW does.

Let me know the details of the paint colors and brand.

Thanks,
Ed
Thanks Ed for the compliments and for getting us the brass!! Thanks to all you guys for the knowledge that I,ve gained from this thread!!

Ed, I first removed the barrel and action from the stock, then sanded the stock with a medium grade sandpaper maybe 120 grit or there about. Don't be shy about sanding the rougher the better!! I then taped over the barrel channel and action area, then taped up the checkering and buttpad. I used an old coat hanger and hung the stock up with that & I painted it with Rust-Oleum American Accents Stone Textured paint, I used Gray, but the Green looked good too!!( may do my .257 Roberts in green?). I got my paint at Wal-Mart, about $7.00 or $8.00. NOW MOST IMPORTANT!! Don't touch it for 3 or 4 days, allow the paint to really dry on there! I then taped around the checkering and painted the checkering with LIQUID ELECTRICAL TAPE. two (2) good coats, again from the automotive section at Wal-Mart, $4.00 or $5.00!! This stuff dries really quick, I still let mine dry several hours before handling it!
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:20 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

The job looks really professional and the materials sound great. I'm off to Walmart, sounds like fun. It's nice to create something with a little elbow grease. Every buck you save could be another animal in the freezer or fun shooting at a target. I'll put mine up in a few weeks.
Thanks Sackett...
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:14 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

The 116's work great.Look up GS Custom bullets,I shoot the HV's I also have the 130's but have not found a need for them.All the deer I've taken with them were DRT.Have a look at them,they are pricey but the gain in velocity and lower pressure that they give,is worth it to me,and the BC's are really decent.The 130 HV"s give me more velocity with the same charge as a 120 barnes.Also you will get longer barrel life with these bullets due to their design and lower pressure,they are bore riders.The only thing touching the rifling is the 5 little driving bands.I actually took one to prove to a know it all,put it in the muzzle and tapped it all the way through,with a wooden dowel and very small wooden mallet.Hope to have some pics up today...............
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:15 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/...agon54/079.jpg here is the pics of my gun
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:18 PM
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This is the best I could do guys and I made a mistake in the description of my rifle it is not a 2 1/2 oz trigger it is a 5oz.......
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:23 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

The bullets perform very well I have yet to recover one from a deer,even at 540and change that was the longest on a deer with the 116gr. I shot a yote or two at 600 630. I have the 130gr GS's also they hit harder than the 116's,but I don't usually shoot them as DRT is DRT and I like the fast bullet.I posted some velocities I got from this rifle on another site that I am a member,and was all but called an out right liar.I just put what my green chrony master said the avg. for three shots was.The guy that argued me blue..........had no idea the gain and advantages the driving band bore riding bullet give you................PD
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