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

 
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:21 PM
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Yup, your right, and I wasn't aware of that. You might have mentioned that, I just assumed 26 inches. Maybe H1000, but that may be too slow also. My uncle uses it in his 300 win mag, with 24 inch barrel, and gets good velocity. But the old saying goes, if if ain't broke, don't fix it. Again, nice rig, love them Winchester actions.
Tried H1000, but never got the heat up. I liked filling the case up, though. It actually liked RL22, but was never quite as tight as 7828. Still, I could burn a quarter of the barrel life out chasing a load better than the one I have so I think I'll work up some range cards for this season.

I've been using the Android Strelock app on my Nook for ballistics and it even plots holdover for most reticals. It's been perfect out to 600 yards so far.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Lycan, what program are you using and where did you download it from?
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Tried H1000, but never got the heat up. I liked filling the case up, though. It actually liked RL22, but was never quite as tight as 7828. Still, I could burn a quarter of the barrel life out chasing a load better than the one I have so I think I'll work up some range cards for this season.

I've been using the Android Strelock app on my Nook for ballistics and it even plots holdover for most reticals. It's been perfect out to 600 yards so far.
Lycan, you are absolutely right. Don't shoot the barrel out to get it to shoot better, if it is shooting great already. ( been there, done that) . All things considered, the 7828 fits your needs, just about perfect. Again, if it aint broke, don't fix it.
Speaking of range cards, I have to do the same for a load that I have been working on that shoots spades, and pretty damn quick too. Some of the " bros" set me up with ballistics, from several different sources, but they all seem to coincide. Take care, and enjoy, lifes a good ride, if your in the right seat!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:21 PM
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Lycan, what program are you using and where did you download it from?
Strelock. Not terribly detailed, but it works great in the field.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....strelok&hl=en
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:58 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Welcome fellow 7mm Shooting Times Westerner shooters!

This thread is for those of us who own and shoot a 7mm STW
this is where we can post our gun specs, talking about different load data, where to find our hard to come by brass, and just any other general 7mm STW knowledge

If it is your first post in this thread, lets start out by stating the specs of your 7mm STW(custom made rifles - describe all components), list scopes and other accessories on the rifle, and how long you have been with this caliber. Pictures of your setup would also be welcome

I hope this thread becomes a useful tool of information for everyone,

Enjoy,
-Matt
hey guys i live in n.c. my stw is a stainless fluted sendero trying to find the right combination would like to shoot 140's but best combo so far is nosler 150's & h1000 trying h4831 with 140 bt's any suggestions appreciated don't mind shooting heavier bullets but was trying to get 400 yds for now with out alot of hold over
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:17 PM
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hey guys i live in n.c. my stw is a stainless fluted sendero trying to find the right combination would like to shoot 140's but best combo so far is nosler 150's & h1000 trying h4831 with 140 bt's any suggestions appreciated don't mind shooting heavier bullets but was trying to get 400 yds for now with out alot of hold over
Jaxx, you are in good company here. One of our esteemed " bros" lives in your state. The STW is about as perfect as a over bore cartridge can be, but if you feed it right, it's rewards are many, and it will flat out amaze you, and if you aren't careful, you may even get a goosebump or two.
I am a " multiple- STW " rifle owner, and they all have there personalities. That rifle you have will more than likely shoot very well with not much effort. If you look back a few pages in this thread, you will find several formulas from " the bros" , that will give you a starting point. Favored powders are , RL22, 25, H1000, 7828. preferred primers are fed 215, or 215 GM, or win WLRM. Typically, the 215 will get you there with no problem.
My personal load that has always been my go to load is,
79.3-RL22-140bt, AB, TSX, TTSX with 215gm @ 3.688 OAL.
This load is my standard load, and works well in all of them. Of recent, I have been using RL 25' and a 145 Barnes LRX . That formula uses 82.0 - rl25- 145 LRX @ 3.688, using A Square brass, and velocity ave is 3440. Very accurate and consistent.
Visit this site frequently, and other combos will show up, but these are just mine.
Welcome to the Brotherhood!!! Don't be afraid to ask a question or two. Someone here will be glad to help.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:11 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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hey guys i live in n.c. my stw is a stainless fluted sendero trying to find the right combination would like to shoot 140's but best combo so far is nosler 150's & h1000 trying h4831 with 140 bt's any suggestions appreciated don't mind shooting heavier bullets but was trying to get 400 yds for now with out alot of hold over
4831 wont do what your wanting it to do Bro The H-1000 is one of my favorites in this Cal and RL 25 is awesome ......Try either one of those with the Barnes 140's and I think you will like the results ......Where are you in Nc?
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