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

 
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:06 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I agree, the higher bc helps with down range velocity. It seems that most benchrest guys in almost any caliber are only looking for 2950-3100 for accuracy. How much more is really needed to take game ethically. Does another 150 fps really benefit for the number of shots you may take out there versus barrel life?
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:10 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I have been monitoring and contributing to this post for quite some time. I see way too much concern, IMHO, about velocity. What we really need is accuracy. I used to shoot a lot of 1000 & 600 yard bench rest. I used a 6.5/284 Norma shooting a 142 gr. Sierra Match King @ 2850 fps. This load was supersonic well past 1000 yards. Accuracy was always sub. 1 MOA, usually much better if I was having a good day.

Anyway loading until you are blowing primer pockets, just does not compute to me ? The 7 STW has proven to be an extremely accurate cartridge for me. My goal is to get the most accurate load with a hunting bullet, shooting as few rounds as possible. A good barrel only has so many shots in it. I want to use this cartridge shooting big game. I have a lot of rifles that are way easier on barrels than my 7 STW.
Kreiger barrels are getting pretty hard to come by. 3100 fps with a 160 gr. Accubond is enough to make
real happy, especially when it is shooting 1/4 MOA at 400 yards.
I agree with your comments. I would like to have a good velocity but accuracy is more important to me too. And I guess if I'm not pushing the velocity, my barrel may last longer.

Would you care to share your load data of the 3,100 fps with a 160 gr. Accubond that is shooting 1/4 MOA at 400 yards?

Thanks!
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:58 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

160 gr. Nosler Accubond
Nosler 7mm STW brass
Fed 215M
75.0 grs IMR 7828
OAL 3.650"
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

If you want to measure the pressure of a gun, you will need to have strain gauges installed on it. Then you will need to setup to read and measure what they are reading. That can get expensive, as the computer setups are very specialized.

Also watch the cases too. Watch for any marks on them, as in shiny spots, new scratches, dings or dents, cracks, neck area.

On another note, hopefully I will get to shoot the new rifle next week. My friend should have his range open. He also says that I can't shoot

He don't know me very well. Well, I am not sure what the gun will like that I currently have, as my reloading stuff isn't setup yet. I am going to try some of my Federal 160gr Sierra loads first.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:07 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I guess I should add, the rifle is a custom build by Brett Evans, NW Armswerkes. Brett's rifles shoot really good !!!

Stiller Predator Action
Brux 7mm, 9 twist Stainless barrel
Bell & Carlson Stock
Swarovski Z5 3.5-18X with a ballistic turret
OAL is as long as I can load and still function through the magazine.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:15 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Nice sounding rifle. Got any pics?
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Look at page 213
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