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

 
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:08 PM
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One of these days maybe Lane Simpson will chime in!
Yes, Layne Simpson is to the 7STW as Fred Bear was to Archery!!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:59 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Here is an article Layne Simpson did for Rifle Shooter


The 7mm STW Story - RifleShooter
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I'm in the process of getting a bow, a psc I believe, kinda lookin forward to playing with it in the back yard when I'm bored. Like going long and fast and short and sweet. Archery could bring more people back to the hunting world. Were a dying breed or better said, one that is being driven to extinction from the fast food chains and Big Brother.

Nice article, I read most anything Lane writes, he's a real maverick, the stw concept may be the biggest neck down technique the brass makers forgot about. It goes to show just how much can be done with what is already available to us. The 8mm rem mag case has a great deal of powder capacity. yet able to handle the pressure. I kinda wonder why brass makers don't just make the case without the belt. Anyone know that. I suppose I don't really understand why a case has a belt?
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I'm in the process of getting a bow, a psc I believe, kinda lookin forward to playing with it in the back yard when I'm bored. Like going long and fast and short and sweet. Archery could bring more people back to the hunting world. Were a dying breed or better said, one that is being driven to extinction from the fast food chains and Big Brother.

Nice article, I read most anything Lane writes, he's a real maverick, the stw concept may be the biggest neck down technique the brass makers forgot about. It goes to show just how much can be done with what is already available to us. The 8mm rem mag case has a great deal of powder capacity. yet able to handle the pressure. I kinda wonder why brass makers don't just make the case without the belt. Anyone know that. I suppose I don't really understand why a case has a belt?
I shoot a PSE lh bow if I get a chance. They are a hoot and will get you to 60- 100 yards if you work at it enough. I don't work at it enough.

As far as the belt, it is a hold-over type relic from the 375 h@h's predicessor, the 375 veloplex, if memory serves me. In any case, they designed the brass and used it for the 375 and 300 h@h. U.S. interests simply didn't bother to change what already worked when they modded the casing for their calibers. And don't forget the oldest domestic 30 cal mag that's still used is actually an improved round; the 300 wby is an improved 300 h@h and h@h ammo will still work fine in a roy 60 years later. Same for the 375 roy and 375 h@h (not the 378 though).
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:48 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Baldhunter, thanks for the link. Can't remember if I have read that article before.

It does confirm my comment about the early Rem. factory load being faster than the Rem. catalog numbers; don't think I have seen that in any other articles.


Jim
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:38 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Roadhunter - does that scope have a side focus paralax adjustment knob?

Yes Bobs, the scope is a 30mm with side focus paralex adjustment. I have three of them on different rifles and love them for the money.

I also noticed my typos on my original post, (it's a Shrewd break, Cerekote finish, O.A.L. is 3.895"

RH
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:59 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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These charts are from Shooting Times Feb. 1996.The rifle used was a Browning A-Bolt with a 24" barrel.




The bullet used for this test chart was a Sierra 140gr.

Thanks! I just bought a T/C TCR-83 and a 7mm mag barrel for it.The 23" barrel is close enough to this data it gives me a place to start developement.I'll have the it rechambered and use Lanes specks for the throat and now I won't have to desturb my 300 RUM.I missed an action on a rechambered TCR-83 barrel that sold for around $160.If anyone knows anyone who is a fan of these old double set trigger europian style guns and has an extra 7mm barrel to trade for the stock 30-06 barrel(no welded monoblock!Just pins.)I'd like to keep this tack driver 7mm mag as is.
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