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

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:10 PM
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I like Nightforce a lot, but they are heavy. That's a major consideration.
I like this scope 2.5-10x24 or 2.5-10x32

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:57 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Could someone give me a good bullet recommendation to start with. I'm looking for super accurate and deadly at 500 yds. My gun is a semi custom sendero 7stw with 26" Lilja barrel 1-10 twist.
The 140 Barnes TSX And the 140 Combined Technology are two of my favorites ....great groups and awesome kiliing power
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:24 PM
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I second the 140 CT.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:19 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Guys I have a question about a 7STW build. I have a Remington 700 30-06 with a Bell and Carlson stock (BDL) Would it be possible to rebarrel this as a 7STW? Would I need a new bolt or would the current one work?

Thanks for any information.

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Old 10-01-2012, 10:44 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Guys I have a question about a 7STW build. I have a Remington 700 30-06 with a Bell and Carlson stock (BDL) Would it be possible to rebarrel this as a 7STW? Would I need a new bolt or would the current one work?

Thanks for any information.

Steve
Steve,

Of course it is possible to rebarrel to a 7stw. but it is certainly not practical. Not only will you have to alter the bolt, (you need a magnum boltface), but you'd also have to open up the bottom of the action in order to be able to feed cartridges from the magazine. the better solution it to trade the rifle for a 7mm Rem mag or .300 Win mag and re-barrel it.

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

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Could someone give me a good bullet recommendation to start with. I'm looking for super accurate and deadly at 500 yds. My gun is a semi custom sendero 7stw with 26" Lilja barrel 1-10 twist.
You mentioned a 1-10 twist. That may handicap you on the really high bc bullets that you can find in 7mm. You should be able to use the Hornady SST in 162gr. The bc is over 500 and will do very nicely on deer and elk. I used it at 525 yards in Colorado and was very pleased.

You can expect velocity of around 3200 fps. That makes for an awesome rig. I did not develop the 140 gr bullets for my hunting because i am in a very open area an a 7-900 yard shot is not out of the realm of possibility. The higher bc 160+ class bullets do put in a performance diffrerence at those ranges. Better to be prepared for the longshot and them make a 50 yard shot than to watch the buck of your dreams saunter off at 713 yards.............

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:55 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Fellas- we have had quite a few of you chime in with Win M70s in 7STW.

Here again I am admitting a mistake- I purchased a new barrel for an older m70 XTR push feed design to rechamber the whole thing from 300 win to 7mm STW. The problem is that the factory Winchester barrel I purchased is for the newer 'claw type extraction action. It is no good to me unless I cut an inch of the threads and pay to have it rechambered- so my loss is your gain.

Who in this 'brotherhood' that owns a m70 control feed action, doesn't want a 7STW factory barrel?

Why not have an extra barrel- just incase- you burn up your current one? Aren't we always hearing the naysayers talk about burning up barrels? Heck the way the .308 shooters talk we need a new barrel a week.

All kidding aside, I have a factory M70 Claw extractor 7STW new barrel, with threading on the end for a compensator if you want it.

Please pm me if you are interested.
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