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

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:59 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Black Sheep;

Nice story to go along with a nice bull elk, and worth the wait for the Tag.
And I am Glad the bullet stayed together and it was DRT
I lost a nice 6x6 when a Nosler Balsitic tip came completely came apart !
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:45 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Very nice bull !!! That is what an STW is all about.

Would you mind sharing your load data with the 168gr. LRX ?
No prob, 82.5 grains of Retumbo. Remington brass, Rem 9 1/2M primer. no extraction issues. 3shot group was about 1/2". Avg. velocity was 3268.0 with an ES of 16

This is at the upper end of pressure in my rifle. I started to get extraction issues at 83 grains, and slight primer cratering and light ejector marks at 83.5

3268 seems smoking to me for a 168 grain bullet, but when I posted my load results, everyone agreed that 83.5 was a bit too high, so I went down a grain to where the group stayed good at 100yds.

By the way, say hi to my uncle and his family that live in Bonney Lake!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:33 PM
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Ed, Everything I Have shot with the TSX In every Cal I have shot them in has perfomed awesome.....Just talked to 7stw and he just took a deer with the TTsx and he said he is hooked on them now I shot a deer last year at just over 370 it never took a step
Just a minor correction, but no biggy, I shot my deer at 292 yards with the LRX bullet. Totally upset and partially liquified the insides, and exited. My son shot at the same distance, and same time with his seven mag, using the TSX. Again, DRT, huge exit. These bullets are for real. They have a permanent home on my bench. I gambled on both of them, and neither one let me down. Shoot em, and don't look back. And the best part, NO BLOOD TRACKING NEEDED!!!!! LIKE THAT.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:56 AM
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Just a minor correction, but no biggy, I shot my deer at 292 yards with the LRX bullet. Totally upset and partially liquified the insides, and exited. My son shot at the same distance, and same time with his seven mag, using the TSX. Again, DRT, huge exit. These bullets are for real. They have a permanent home on my bench. I gambled on both of them, and neither one let me down. Shoot em, and don't look back. And the best part, NO BLOOD TRACKING NEEDED!!!!! LIKE THAT.
Bob,
Congrats on the deer you and your son got last week. I'm glad the LRX bullets performed perfect for you.

I would love to see some pics and you elaborating the story how the deer were killed.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:42 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I just bought some 140 grain Barnes original x's, how are they on game?
Ed, are you talking about the X bullet, without the grooves? If you are, the only comment I have is to back off your load quite a bit. The " problem" with the originals are pressures. Because of the extended bearing surface, and the non compressibility factor, you will get max pressures before you get your velocity you are looking for. I shot those bullets, and had pressures earlier than expected.
When Barnes went to the TSX, that changed everything with those bullets. The grooves are a built in pressure releif. The only negative to that is that the BC suffers due to the disturbance in air flow over the body of the projectile, thus, the lower BC.
But I can tell you that the LRX bullet, and the TSX bullet worked just fine for me last week. I shot a doe at 292 yards, the long way. Total penetration, did not recover bullet obviously, but did find one " petal" inside when we cleaned the chest cavity. That deer dropped as if struck by lightning. My son used the TSX, and it worked just fine. I have a picture of the chest cavity on my phone. I will get some help later and download it to the site with a little help from my compadre.
Well, it appears that the " bros" are dong well with our caliber of choice. Funny thing Huh?
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:37 PM
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Hey Bros. I'm about to load up some 145 and 168 Barnes LRX for my semi custom Rem 700 7stw. Can some of you guys give me a starting point load data for these rounds ? I will be using RL25 and Fed GM 215 primers. These bullets will be going down a Lija 28" tube with 1-10 twist. I hope she likes these pills and can give some flat shooting velocities. Let the games begin. Thanks in advance for all the help and info.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:04 PM
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Hey Bros. I'm about to load up some 145 and 168 Barnes LRX for my semi custom Rem 700 7stw. Can some of you guys give me a starting point load data for these rounds ? I will be using RL25 and Fed GM 215 primers. These bullets will be going down a Lija 28" tube with 1-10 twist. I hope she likes these pills and can give some flat shooting velocities. Let the games begin. Thanks in advance for all the help and info.
From 7STW--My " formula is as follows, and standard disclaimer applies obviously.
82.0 - RL25 - 145 LRX @ 3.687 coal. 215 GM.
Barnes says you cant stabilize the 168 LRX in a 1:10 twist barrel, so I don't know how well its going to work for you. From Barnes--We are recommending the 175gr TSX load data for use with the 168gr LRX. Also be sure you have the correct barrel twist as most factory 1 in 9.25 to 9.5 barrels will not stabilize this bullet. We are recommending the 1 in 9 twist for those at higher altitudes (5000ft and above) and those at sea level up to 5000ft will require a 1 in 8 twist barrel to stabilize it.
My factory sendero stabilized the 168's just fine, and I live at 4200 ft. elevation
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