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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

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How can you tell the new ones from the old ones?
The older design was much longer, and has a huge polymer tip, versus the newer one, that has a abbreviated tip, and is much shorter. The BC on the older ones is actually HIGHER than a Berger 168. That being said, the jury is still out as far as if they shoot better or not. I shot some yesterday, and today, and so far, I can't get them to shoot as well as the newer ones. They shoot ok, but not as good. IMHO. At least in my gun.

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    RANGE REPORT, 3-25-12. Well, I went to the range again today, and took chrono, and plenty of batteries. Most notable loads were, 80-rl22-140 TSX. Get this, average speed, 3411. ES 25' SD, 16. Very tight group at 100, ( cluster) and the group at 200 was just 1.09. The second " notable " was 76-RL22-162 A- Max, @ 3.702. Average was 3154. The SD was 20, ES was 45, most were relatively close, but one was way off, but it did not break up the groups. These grouped ok, but not as good as yesterday. I was blown away with the 140 speed, as that is as fast as some 7 RUM' s get. I had NO pressure signs, easy extraction, primers still rounded, and they resized easy this morning. I used these same cases yesterday. I shot the 140's just to see if yesterday's group was a fluke, it wasn't. I don't think that these older A- Maxes are as consistent as the newer ones. They don't seem to group as tight. The same applies to my sons 7 mag. He thought the same thing. Maybe that is why Hornady changed the design. Because of there length, it could be that they need a tighter twist to get them to stabilize. ??????. Any way, those are my " stats" for the day, and just to pass some info on to all of the Brotherhhood of the 7 STW.


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    I wonder if the plastic tip degrades? I only say this as I've bought some tipped ammo before and I don't know whether it was cold out or not, but I dropped one and the tip hit the pavement and broke off as I remember it. It kinda made me wonder what the shelf life was.

    Let's face it, if the tip of a copper bullet were cockeyed, the bullet would lose accuracy. I intend to point my bullets at some point. But I guess you don't have to with plastic tipped now do you!
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    Buddy had some BlackHills ammo that all the tips came off the accubonds. They weren't dropped either.
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    I want to take a quick poll on those who have the 7mm STW.

    How many of you have a muzzle brake to tame the kick on this caliber?

    I think I want to put muzzle brakes on the two recently acquired Senderos that I have.

    And, if you do have a muzzle brake, what kind and recommendation?

    I'm thinking about the "CSR 3 Port Muscle Brake" for my Senderos.

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

    No brake on my Sendero.I think it kicks less than my Rem. 700 CDL 300 Win. Mag and I don't have a brake on it either,but if one is recoil sensitive,I could see where a brake might help.
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    Don't have a muzzle brake. I have a mercury recoil suppressor in the stock. I know some say that they don't work, but after a buddy was able to tame a 300 dakota I took notice.
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