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

 
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:44 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Well I see only one pic will come up in my pic post.........let me do some more...........PD
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:05 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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OK guys I've finally got my STW!!! Nothing fancy, BUT BOY DOES SHE SHOOT!!! It is a Remington 700, that was a 7mm Mag that developed a headspace problem.. therefore I bought a USED Remington barrel from this site for $40.00, that was orginally a 7mmMag, rechambered to 7mmSTW. (THANKS HOOKTURNR) I then put that barrel on my Rem 700 classic with one of those "Ole Plastic Stocks" that was glassbeded and floated, topped out with a Bushnell Elite 650 DOA 3-9 x50mm scope! I painted the stock. I started building my loads with 140gr CT Ballistic Silvertips went up from 78grs IMR 7828, with Federal large magnum 215 primers, with COL of 3.662. I went up one grain at a time. She shot well with 82 grs at 3/4inch at 100yards, BUT BOY DOES SHE SHOOT 81grs!! Just one big hole!! Going out 2morrow to shoot it out to 400 yards...

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here is 82grs
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NOW HERE IS THE LOAD!! 3 SHOT GROUP AT 100 YDS!
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I have been out of town for a few days and am just now catching up on " our " site. I must say that you carry a fine " stick" , and better yet, it SHOOTS. I like the finish, and how you did it is pretty cool as well.
I would say your 81 grain load is a keeper, and the powder you have chosen, and the bullet as well are good ones. Great looking and shooting rifle!! And more important, and awesome caliber.
This site has a pretty good " brain trust" , but from what I can see, you don't need much advice!!! All the best of luck to you, and welcome aboard!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:14 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Anyone of you guy's have a Cooper Model 56 in Jackson hunter chambered in 7mm STW? Or an Excalibur in the same?
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:41 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I just looked at one, they are sweet, not cheap though. I am a fan of 3 lug designs with short bolt throws. Sako is the best I'd say. I have 2 Browning A-bolts, one in 7 wsm and it is awesome too. My only issue with buying a rifle today, is long term customize ability. It seems that the Remington and Winchester markets and Savage to a lesser degree are the best idea. Barrels, triggers, stocks, mag systems, without aftermarket players, it's hard to keep a firearm going. I for one will only buy one that can be customized and possibly by me. Finding good gunsmiths is getting harder too. My only exception is a firearm that is so good that has a distinguishable after market value. Sako's fall into the category and a few others. Ruger No 1's, Blaser single shots, there are more I guess. But that's my take right now. Check out Gunbroker and see how rifles trade in the after market.

Anybody have a take on Howa actions, I've been looking at some. Is the action and aftermarket parts worth looking at? They are priced right.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:54 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Anyone of you guy's have a Cooper Model 56 in Jackson hunter chambered in 7mm STW? Or an Excalibur in the same?
I had a Cooper a few years back They are an awsome rifle and IMO well worth the money .....it shot bug holes from day one
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:01 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Anyone of you guy's have a Cooper Model 56 in Jackson hunter chambered in 7mm STW? Or an Excalibur in the same?
I've been drooling about the lefty cooper since I found out it is available in 7mmstw. Unfortunately' I'd have to sell a kidney for one.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:15 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Lighten the collection, reduce it to exactly the keepers you want. I am lighteneing my collection now because I want a high end custom Ruger No 1 in 300 Weatherby. Take a look at what I'm going to have to sell along with adding savings to get. Custom everything including a custom machined adjustable trigger, Kreiger barrel etc.

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My STW stays though, it will still remain as my go to long range weapon.

Maybe the ruger will be an STW too, caliber still undecided.
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