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

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:58 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Well the STW strikes again. I took my nephew out for the youth hunt this weekend and he killed an eight point at 50 yds and a doe at 509 yds.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:00 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I read online somewhere afew years back that the 215 GM could reduce your group size by half. I think most long range shooters use it around here.
I heard great things about the now discontinued Winchester Mag primer, my friend loved it in his 7mm08 using ball powder.
RWS also make great primers.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Well the STW strikes again. I took my nephew out for the youth hunt this weekend and he killed an eight point at 50 yds and a doe at 509 yds.
Hmmmmmm, two shots, two kills, good average. Good job Dean. Is your hunting season over?
How was the eight pointer?
Take care, and congrats!!
P/ S, what was your load ?
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The eight point was about an 80 inch deer but not bad for a 15 year old that doesnt get to hunt much. My season is just starting I have been spending most my time letting my kids and nephew fill their tags. They all want to use my "cannon". My son and nephew want me to build them one just like mine.

My load is 162 Amax over RL 25 @ 3290 fps.
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The eight point was about an 80 inch deer but not bad for a 15 year old that doesnt get to hunt much. My season is just starting I have been spending most my time letting my kids and nephew fill their tags. They all want to use my "cannon". My son and nephew want me to build them one just like mine.

My load is 162 Amax over RL 25 @ 3290 fps.
Good deal. Congrats on taking the kids, and letting them shoot the Cannon!!!
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I had mine built last year. I absolutely love it. Since having mine built I have let a couple of friends shoot it and one had one built and another is having one built. Mine likes anything I shoot through it and my goto load is 162 amax over 79 gr rl 25 at 3300 fps.

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Broughton 5c 1 in 9 light palma contour finished at 30 in before muzzle brake
Remington 700 action blueprinted trigger set at 2 lbs
Remington lss stock glass bedded
Leupold vxIII 4.5x14x40 cds

I used it to harvest a deer at 570 yds DRT
A buddy used it on a 150 yd headshot...NASTY
Another buddy used it to shoot a deer at 817 yds. It flopped then staggered about 60 yds before collapse.

600 yds three shots 1 inch squares




Dean,

I saw one of your first post on this thread and your pictures of your "cannon" and what it does at 600 yards.

Both are quite impressive!

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

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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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7stw is hinting you are a bit stout pressure wise at 82 grains of r22 with a 140. I haven't seen an stw myself that would tolerate getting hit like that. I'm running 77 grains of rl22 in my rifle when I shoot 140's, my Dad is shooting 78 grains. If you back down to 79 or 80 you'll still be plenty fast and you won't be stressing out everything and tearing your barrel up quite so much.
P.S.-- going to rl25 will get you every bit of your speed back and keep you in pressure. 81-83 grains of rl25 with a 140 will do you well. My sendero shot 140 A-bonds at 3500 fps even on 83 grains rl25 before data came out. I dropped to 82 grains(win brass- 81 in rem) at 3450 fps when data came out.
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