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

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:05 AM
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Welcome to the brotherhood DeltaHog, and congrats on the rifle you just stole. I'm betting you will soon find this to be one of your favorite places on the internet. Most of the guys here are far more experienced than me, but I thought I'd throw in my .02 anyway. I have only owned 2 7stw's, neither have a brake and the recoil has never bothered me. I know everyone is different and every rifle is different so you will soon find out about yours. I found my upper end is a 338 win mag with hot 250 gr loads in a Win M70. Tolerable but not enjoyable off the bench. My 9.2 lb Sako 7stw kicks a little harder than my Win M70 classic in 7mmRem mag, a little less than my 300 Win. Strangely, the felt recoil from my 8.2 lb 7stw seems noticeably milder, about that of a 7RM or less. I can only attribute it to stock design. It has a Bell & Carlson Alaskan with a Decellerator pad on it. If you ever decide to restock yours, you should consider a B&C. Personally I would never hunt a rifle with a brake, unless it was one of those that can be removed and capped. As far as scopes are concerned, I've always been a Leupold guy, and I'm currently using one of their 4.5x14x40 CDS models. But I am considering a Zeiss Conquest 4.5x14x44. You can get target turrets for it scribed to match your load & conditions. I also really like the Vortex scopes, but like all good tactical scopes, they are pretty heavy and because of my hunting style, I want to keep my newest stw as light as possible.

Again, welcome & congrats on the gun!
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:50 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Thanks so much everyone! I placed link of identical rifle, except mine has never been shot this one is used. Stocks pretty nice I think

Cabela's: Winchester Model 70 Custom 7mm STW Zoom
The rifle in that pic is a Laredo LRH .......Awesome rig ....I just sold mine to Black67 if its anthing like that one (which Im sure it is) Its on dude
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:45 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I'll be interested to follow this thread and see what others are up to. I had a 7 STW built a few years ago. Rem 700 action, custom recoil lug, MicMillan fiberglass stock, stainless 27" Lilja barrel, 1/10 twist. I've tried a number of bullets/loads. Best accruacy to date if from a load of R25 and Berger 168 VLDs.....1.5" @ 300yds. I've taken several antelpe, mule deer and elk and am very pleased with its performance as a hunting rifle. Favorite hunting bullet is probaly Barnes Tipped triple shock 150gr. ..though I haven't tried them beyond 500yds.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:18 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Recently stumbled across a guy selling a couple hundred pcs of once fired Federal 7stw brass so I bought 'em. Can anybody give me the lowdown on the Fed brass vs Rem or Win? Thanks
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:49 PM
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Recently stumbled across a guy selling a couple hundred pcs of once fired Federal 7stw brass so I bought 'em. Can anybody give me the lowdown on the Fed brass vs Rem or Win? Thanks
Bobs, I have shot all three brands, and my favorite is the OLD Winchester brass. I have a batch of federal nickel plated brass that is shooting very well. The pockets are a little softer than i like, but it has not changed, and I have four firings on them now, and are presently loaded for deer hunting. I actually weighed a sample of each brand tonite. The A Square brass is 253' fed brass was 252, and rem brass is 253 also. Win brass 251.5. They are each close, but the fed brass seems to be softer over all. You will get some decent life out of it if you don't over pressure it. Hope this helps, enjoy.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:17 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Scope ideas, how far do you expect to hunt with it?
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:55 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

could shoot upwards to 700 to a 1000yds
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