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

 
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:41 PM
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Blacksheep

that is some nice shooting there. Looks like your are about ready to fill your tags.

What does your gun print at 100 yards?
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That is some awesome Long Range Shooting Black Sheep!
Thanks!
And for the record, the holes in the frame aren't mine! Its a buddies gong, and he just left it out at the range, so random people could be whacking the frame.
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First kill of the year with stw. 218 lbs. only about 300 yds but drt.
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Well, I'm starting to think I've got to get rid of the walnut stock on my lh 7stw. The damn screws loosened up again, this time hex head screws pulled down with a long allen and loc-tited with blue. I'm at a loss here and can't really trust the rifle at present.
I was at the range today at the 100 yard line and my 7mmstw pitched a group just north of a moa. O.K., I thought she'll settle in and do better second group with a fouled pipe. WRONG, the dang thing pitched a 2.5" group. I grabbed my allens a couple of groups later, and sure enough the front trigger guard screw was barely finger tight. I pulled it down and it went back to moa on a hot barrel.
So, should I hunt down an aftermarket stock, pillar bed this one, or burn it in effigy?? Possibly pull the stock off of my 300 rum to test-bed the 7stw on to shore up my trust in the rifle before deer season?? Or will that just rub in bad karma on my 300 rum, a totally proven 1/2 moa rifle??
Lefty, I'm beginning to wonder if the threads in you rifle are loose, or do you have a very loose fitting stock. I have heard or read a few times that you have had issues with fasteners coming loose. But didn't you recently replace them with new hex heads? Either one of the two things I mentioned will cause that. If you have a lot of " play" ine the threads when the screw is in the hole, you may have to use loctite as a normal regiment. If not, then you definitely need to bed the action. Might I recommend pillar bedding it as well. I recently did just that, on a 700 LSS, and you wouldn't believe the difference on paper that made. Good luck in your quest.
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First kill of the year with stw. 218 lbs. only about 300 yds but drt.
Pork chops anyone???? Nice shot Dean, and beautiful animal. And DRT is my favorite word, and intention whenever I hunt. Tracking SUCKS !!!!!good job my friend, and many more to you!!!
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Lefty, I'm beginning to wonder if the threads in you rifle are loose, or do you have a very loose fitting stock. I have heard or read a few times that you have had issues with fasteners coming loose. But didn't you recently replace them with new hex heads? Either one of the two things I mentioned will cause that. If you have a lot of " play" ine the threads when the screw is in the hole, you may have to use loctite as a normal regiment. If not, then you definitely need to bed the action. Might I recommend pillar bedding it as well. I recently did just that, on a 700 LSS, and you wouldn't believe the difference on paper that made. Good luck in your quest.
I'm starting to believe it's either loose threads in the action bottom (as you stated) or a rather compressible wood stock. I am probably going to take a very serious look at re-stocking or at least re-working with pillars if there are any more troubles with the stock loosening up. I do favor a layup stock with a full length block for a caliber of this nature, but my 300 rum is just fine with the same bdl walnut stock. Go figure as it beats on things more than the 7stw.

Yep on the hex heads too, and the front one came loose to just snug, May as well have fallen out as far as accuracy went south.
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Dean, nice, tell us how the chops taste. Congrats...
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