Originally Posted by 7mmstw
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BOYS...might be beter off not listing loads from
the old days with aa8700 the primers got the worst of those " figuring loads out" days... setled on 81 gr of re 25 behind swift scirocco 150 gn @3350
have built 3 sepertate stw rifles all for hunting started in 1993-94 ish
got bitten by laynes shooting time article from 1989...held back for awhile
LAYNE ALWAYS PROMOTES 26" TUBES i prefer 24" for hunting
have a 24" stainless from a 257 wby that will soon become a 257 stw
with all the blast in a 24" barrel .... i say let it burn
this case is not for everyone but i like it
Lefty, I think your going to be happy with that load. Good bullet, great powder, and velocity to boot.
I tried that AA8700 a long time ago. I never could get it to shoot right, and it is hard to lite too. Velocities all over the place too. I really love the RL25. that stuff is as near to perfect for this case as anything else I've used. I was a die hard RL 22 fan for a long time, and finally gave the 25 a try, and I've never looked back. The 22 runs good in my sons 7 mag, and my 300 win mag. And yeah, I'd say you probably will get a little " muzzle flash" with a 24 inch barrel in either caliber mentioned. Maybe try a little faster burn rate to off set the shorter barrel. 7828 ?. Just a thought. Take care.