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

 
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:07 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I really like the Barnes TSX. Shot a big Kansas buck last year with a 168 gr TSX from a 300 WSM Recovered the bullet, it weighed 167.5 gr. Perfect mushroom. 200 yards DRT. I will load some for my 7 STW
I have been working with the 145 LRX, and RL25. Well, long story short, I have a load that is very consistent, accurate, and damn fast. It shoots groups at 200 that look like 100 yard groups. I shot that load today in some A Square brass, that I had put away for hunting season that I almost forgot about. Man that is nice stuff. ( rare but good ). Needless to say, that IS the load that I am using in Maryland, three weeks from today!!! The amazing thing is that I hardly get any fouling in my barrels. I was expecting a lot of copper clean up, and was OK with that, but hardly anything. Cleans very quickly.
What I have noticed about the barnes bullets, is that the barrel shoots better after about three to four rounds, from a clean barrel. Then the next group will always " tighten right up". I shot a .540 group last weekend, but only after a fouler, then the first group. The first group wasn't bad, but the second group was awesome, last weekend, and today. That works fine for me, as I always check my zero the day before, and I won't clean it after I check zero. Actually, that is really nothing new. Most of my other guns using other bullets do the same, but these groups really tighten up.
My average speed with the federal brass was 3413. Today, the A Square brass gave a average of 3440. This load is rockin, and accurate. I can't wait!!!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:40 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Scope issue? I went to the range with my new scope today mounted in some Leupold rings. I tightened it down, no torque wrench and first shot 3" low at 25 yds. Rather than shoot 3, I adjusted the elevation and shot 2 more at 100 yds, same hole 1/2" now right of bullseye. So the scope thus far adjusts ok. I moved the target to 200, and shot 5 shots, about 1" right and 4" high, no adjustments. Looking at the scope after, it looks like it may have slipped back a 1/2" towards me. I am going to loosen it and try to determine if it looks like it moved. What is your guess?
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:38 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

7Stw. I like your results with the 145 lrx bullets and was wondering what you thought of that bullet and load on whitetail out to say 600-900 yards or would say the 168grn be better at those distances ? I'm a speed freek and like flat trajectory but not sure if 145grn is enough at those longer distances. What do you think ? Yes I'm speaking of a
7mm Stw.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:13 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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7Stw. I like your results with the 145 lrx bullets and was wondering what you thought of that bullet and load on whitetail out to say 600-900 yards or would say the 168grn be better at those distances ? I'm a speed freek and like flat trajectory but not sure if 145grn is enough at those longer distances. What do you think ? Yes I'm speaking of a
7mm Stw.
I would go with the 168 grn
Ballistic Coefficient 0.486 vs 0.694
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

.694? Barnes 168gr LRX is listed at .550

And 7STW--You can't say neat stuff like that, and not share the recipe!!!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:52 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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.694? Barnes 168gr LRX is listed at .550

And 7STW--You can't say neat stuff like that, and not share the recipe!!!!
My Bad, I took it off my I-phone .
It should have been Barnes not Berger !
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:11 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Where would I start with RL-25. I have been using 82grs. of RL-22 with a 140gr. bullet with great results(case life is 2 maybe three firings but I don't care). I had my 7mmSTW built in 1990 by H-S Precision but the barrel is showing signs that it might want to retire like me. I have some RL-25 so I am game to try it.
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