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

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:11 AM
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Thanks Bro' Bean for the photo up. And Oglebuck, here's what the LRX will do for you. This deer was shot facing me with head down. Complete pass through, and a sort of " tunnel" through the wound channel. I must say, I am really impressed with the results myself. I had gotten some feedback prior to electing that bullet, and I'm glad I took the leap of faith.
Did the bullet enter or exit where the ribs are blown away? How many inches of penetration would you estimate?
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:01 PM
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Thanks Steve, I think I have the understanding of the "x" and tsx bullets now. I am going to get some tsx and lrx and see how they shoot.
Hey Ed,
My1st pick for the all round bullet would have to be (for up close to out wide) the 145gr LRX, it has every thing, speed, penetraction and terminal performance but a poor BC which means it is going to get blowin around on those long shots.
Next would be the New Nosler long range 150gr accubonds (as yet not proven in the field.) But I'm pickin it is going to work out great and has a respectable BC.
If your shots are all long and you have wind to contend with you will need something with a better BC, my pick starts with the 162gr A max and I would try the New berger elite hunter bullets which are hopefully released shortly.
Just my thoughts.
Regards Steve.
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Did the bullet enter or exit where the ribs are blown away? How many inches of penetration would you estimate?
Bobs, the bullet completely passed through, and exited just inside the right thigh. That blown away rib isn't actually blown away. I cut it off when I cleaned out the chest cavity. That rib was cut or severed as far as you can see it, as if a bone chard, or a piece of the bullet raked down the side of it. I found a single broken petal inside when I was boning the the deer. The wound channel was devastating through the core, and the bullet did exit as was stated. I would have preferred a broad side shot, but the light was leaving in a hurry, and my sons deer position was perfect, so I took the shot I had. I hit her exactly where I was aiming, and believe me, that bullet didn't drop at all. Overall, I am pleased, as I had not shot this bullet on animals, but had good info from good sources that assured me they would do the job. Both deer where dropped cleanly , both with 7 mm bullets, and both were barnes bullets. One was a TSX, and mine was the LRX. Two shots, two bullets, two DRT deer, one with a STW, one with a seven mag. Good average in my book. My best estimate is that the velocity was still around 3380-3400 on impact. Muzzle velocity is averaging 3440. If a bullet can hang with that velocity, and completely pass through, and leave the damage it did, it's a good bullet in my book. I am told that it will still open at 1900 fps, and that dosen't happen till around 900-1000 yards. I am no 1000 yrd shooter, but something inside that with perfect conditions would tempt me. Take care, hope that answered your question.
P/S, she was facing me head on, with her head down. I centered on the base of the neck where it meets the back.
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Bobs, the bullet completely passed through, and exited just inside the right thigh. That blown away rib isn't actually blown away. I cut it off when I cleaned out the chest cavity. That rib was cut or severed as far as you can see it, as if a bone chard, or a piece of the bullet raked down the side of it. I found a single broken petal inside when I was boning the the deer. The wound channel was devastating through the core, and the bullet did exit as was stated. I would have preferred a broad side shot, but the light was leaving in a hurry, and my sons deer position was perfect, so I took the shot I had. I hit her exactly where I was aiming, and believe me, that bullet didn't drop at all. Overall, I am pleased, as I had not shot this bullet on animals, but had good info from good sources that assured me they would do the job. Both deer where dropped cleanly , both with 7 mm bullets, and both were barnes bullets. One was a TSX, and mine was the LRX. Two shots, two bullets, two DRT deer, one with a STW, one with a seven mag. Good average in my book. My best estimate is that the velocity was still around 3380-3400 on impact. Muzzle velocity is averaging 3440. If a bullet can hang with that velocity, and completely pass through, and leave the damage it did, it's a good bullet in my book. I am told that it will still open at 1900 fps, and that dosen't happen till around 900-1000 yards. I am no 1000 yrd shooter, but something inside that with perfect conditions would tempt me. Take care, hope that answered your question.
Thanks much for the info
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Here we go, as promised. When I get the full CD, I'll post the trophy shots with the rifle!!!
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Here we go, as promised. When I get the full CD, I'll post the trophy shots with the rifle!!!
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Awesome pics and awesome Bull/rack!
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Here we go, as promised. When I get the full CD, I'll post the trophy shots with the rifle!!!
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Blacksheep, all I can say is OMGagagaga. That is absolutely awesome, and I have nothing to compare to that. And I get the smiles on your face, and congrats x 100. Nice job my friend. Lifetime of memories there!!!! OMG.
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