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

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

Interesting post I see this morning on this site.

"Berger to introduce 7mm 195 gr EOL Hybrid Hunting Bullet"

A must read with consideration towards new builds...

The 7STW is going to re-surge, new luster great cartridge.
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    The new bullet that I think my be a good long range one is the new Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX unit. This bullet should hold up better than the Berger bullets, possibly be as accurate too. I bet these things are long though, which is good and bad at the same time.

    Fred, I am with 7stw on this, if you have the AB shooting great from your gun, I would stay with them. I have not shot the Bergers yet, but have read good and bad stories about them. But, this happens with just about every bullet out today.
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    The Barnes bullet may prove to be the best accuracy/hunting combination in some guns. I heard a lot about the effectiveness of the old Barnes X bullet in terminal performance. It killed things dead and quickly.

    Shortens the walk back!
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    New to the 7STW just got mine a couple months ago.Its a Winchester Durango. It was born a 7mmMag but was changed up to the 7STW with a 27'' Hart barrel This DUDE is wicked on deer & hogs still working on loads but I sure am impressed. You dont see many STW'S down here in the south east.

    I'LL tell one thing IM proud to own this one
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    The new bullet that I think my be a good long range one is the new Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX unit. This bullet should hold up better than the Berger bullets, possibly be as accurate too. I bet these things are long though, which is good and bad at the same time.
    I'm eager to try the 168gr LXR and the 145gr LRX in my Remington 700 Sendero 7mm STW.

    When I called Remington last week and gave them my rifle serial # they told me that my rifle was built in 1997. Last night I check and my barrel twist is 1-9. I these bullets will do well in it!
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    New to the 7STW just got mine a couple months ago.Its a Winchester Durango. It was born a 7mmMag but was changed up to the 7STW with a 27'' Hart barrel This DUDE is wicked on deer & hogs still working on loads but I sure am impressed. You dont see many STW'S down here in the south east.

    I'LL tell one thing IM proud to own this one
    Sounds like you scored Dude......I have a Winchester Laredo LRH Still waiting on my scope to get back,cant wait to start working on some loads
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    Guys, I just back from the range. I took the Sako, the 300 LSS, which was going to be my sacrifice gun for the new build, and my Browning A- Bolt in .270. I switch off while one is cooling. I shot some of the old style A- Maxes, 162 grain again. I had two loadings, one had 76.2 - RL22, and the other loading was 81.5- VN170, both using fed 215 primers @ 3.702. Did not take chrono, very cloudy today. Accuracy was again very good. Groups at 100' and 200 were nearly identical. I think I am in the 3075-3100 fps range. I shot one of those loads awhile ago, when I was sampling a few loads. I was just checking these bullets, against the newer ones, as these are the old style, which have a higher BC. Also, at the last minute this morning when I was loading these bullets, just as a whim, I loaded 3 with 80.3- RL 22, and the Barnes 140 TSX. I only shot these at 200 yards. Group measured .477. When I first got this gun, I could not get it to shoot 140 grain bullets, but I did not try the TSX's.I am pretty sure that the speed is around 3340-3350. That is what the other 140's were shooting, but I went up 1 grain of RL22. Just a little load info to share, and by the way, I am glad that I decided NOT to use the LSS as a sacrifice. I put a Leupold Vari- X 3, not the VX3, 4.5-14 AO on the 300. Adjusted trigger etc. I picked up a box of fed. Premium 150 Bearclaw ammo. It shoot very well. The group at 200 was around 1.5 inches. I did the shoot and clean thing for the first twelve rounds, and then fired a few at 200. Glad I kept it now. Sorry about the long read, just had a good time at the range and wanted to pass it along. Take care guys.

    AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL 7 STW.
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