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

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:58 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
Greenshovel, the answer to your question is yes, you can convert your 06 to a 7 STW, but as my partner " Dano1", said it isn't practical, unless you 06 has sentimental value that you want to keep part of. As was also mentioned, you are probably better of buying a Donor rifle, and building it from the ground up.
I did just that in the spring. I bought a 700 ADL synthetic rifle for small money. The action was in decent shape, which I made better. Lugs were lapped and squared, threads re cut, and squared also. I ran into a AWESOME take off Sendero barrel that was removed to build another rifle. ( cant figure that out). That barrel was said to have less then 40 rounds through it, and was a closet queen for about 12 years. Long story short, the barrel is mint, and shoots out lites. And I finished it by mounting it in a Bobby Hart LRT laminated wood.
Another option, would be to buy a known to be in good shape 7 mag, preferably with a 26 inch barrel. Have a COMPETENT gunsmith rent a reamer in 7 STW and rechamber it. It works great, I know two people who did that years ago, and they STILL shoot great. WARNING, do not buy one of those special run SPS rifles in 7stw that were around this past spring. All of the stories I have heard on them is not good. The barrels are junk!!!! Also, keep an eye on the classifieds here on the site. They pop up once in a while. Good luck, and keep in touch. There's lots of help here.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:02 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

7stw thanks for the kind words. I can't wait to get my hands on my new to me riffle and shoot it. Once I get started I will be asking for y'all's pet loads. Thanks again.
I have a question. Can I remove a muzzle break and add a muzzle thread cap myself or does it have to be done by a smith. (the barrel is threaded at the muzzle with a DE brake)
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:36 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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7stw thanks for the kind words. I can't wait to get my hands on my new to me riffle and shoot it. Once I get started I will be asking for y'all's pet loads. Thanks again.
I have a question. Can I remove a muzzle break and add a muzzle thread cap myself or does it have to be done by a smith. (the barrel is threaded at the muzzle with a DE brake)
Oglebuck, from what I understand, you should be able to remove it and add the cap yourself. It dosen't make sense to have to take it to a smith to do that every time you go hunting. As a point of interest, you might want to shoot some groups WITH the brake, and then shoot some groups WITHOUT the brake and look for a change in point of impact. It makes sendero me that there may be a change, and if so, you would need to know what changes to be made, should you decide to make changes either way in the field. I don't know what I dread more, the horrific muzzle report with the brake, or the recoil without it. The 7STW isn't really bad for recoil overall, at least to me. Maybe someday, but at least for now I don't need it.my 300 RUM almost made me put one on it, I got rid of it instead. Don't Miss it either. Take care.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:25 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Oglebuck, from what I understand, you should be able to remove it and add the cap yourself. It dosen't make sense to have to take it to a smith to do that every time you go hunting. As a point of interest, you might want to shoot some groups WITH the brake, and then shoot some groups WITHOUT the brake and look for a change in point of impact. It makes sendero me that there may be a change, and if so, you would need to know what changes to be made, should you decide to make changes either way in the field. I don't know what I dread more, the horrific muzzle report with the brake, or the recoil without it. The 7STW isn't really bad for recoil overall, at least to me. Maybe someday, but at least for now I don't need it.my 300 RUM almost made me put one on it, I got rid of it instead. Don't Miss it either. Take care.
Kinda what I was thinking 7Stw. My other 7stw with a sendero barrel dosent have a brake and doesn't need one. The new 7stw I'm waiting on has a threaded brake and I don't think I will need it. The gun will have a heavy barrel, stock and heavy NF scope and recoil really don't bother me. After all I shoot a 10gage for ducks all day. I just never liked the noise of a brake.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I hunt regularly w/ my electronic ear muffs, to protect my what's left of my hearing and be able to hear what's behind me. But then I do hunt a lot in the thick stuff where shots are short.
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I started hunting this year as well with electronic muffs and I love it. I bought the kind you can plug your 2-way radio into as well (family medical reasons, not for hunting advantage). It truelly is nice to be able to hear better with the muffs and not have to worry about my brake hurting me. So they are a win-win-win situation for me.

Also, headed out in a few hours for 2 weeks for my bull elk hunt here in SW Wyo. Going to be shooting the 145gr. Barnes LRX bullet. I will let everyone here know how they perform!! Have a good one guys!!
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Good Luck Mr. Sako.
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