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

 
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:48 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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What velocity should I be looking for with the 180 VLD and the 168 in the 7 STW? I am getting about 3080 fps with the 180 with 75 grains of Rl 25

I took a factory 7 mag SPS and had it rechambered for the STW and set back a few threads, with a Gentry muzzle break installed bell and carlson medalist stock and timney trigger.

Pet Load is 78.2 grains retumbo CCI mag primers and 168 grain VLD. Averaged at 3050 fps and groups consistently 1.5 inches or under at 200 yards for several seasons now.
Has a good deal of midrange (400 yards +/-) coyotes under it's belt, an antelope and a mule deer. At 440 yards you can cover my 5 shot group with a credit card if I dont flub it.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:22 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Greetings fellow 7mm STW owners. I thought it was about time to get on this forum.

My STW is a rechambered Stainless Sendero 7mm Rem Mag. I've been shooting the 7mm STW cartridge for about 12 years now. I just dropped off a 700 LSS today to get the 7mm STW treatment. My gunsmith has built several since he did mine years ago. Mine was the first he did. He still shows the three shot group I gave him when I was first developing loads, with three 140 Ballistic Tips in 1.403" at 300 meters using 7828 powder. We thought that was pretty decent for a factory barreled hunting rifle. My hunting load these days is the 160 Accubond behind RL-25 powder. Consistent 1/3 moa at 400 yards.

Merry Christmas fellow STW fans.
Cornfield Flats, first of all, Welcome to the " Brotherhood". I have came to realize, that once you fall in love with the STW, you are hooked for life, and no one can talk you out of it. It sounds like you have the multi- gun sickness that a few of us here have too. That is some mighty fine shooting, and a mighty fine rifle as well. ( rifleS, that is ).
This web thread is testament to it's worth, and the fact that Remington is now offering brass again is something too. Wouldnt it be great if Norma or Lapua would introduce it? That seems to be the only if any issue right now, is a consistent brass source, that is good, and lasts awhile. I have had great luck with Winchester brass, and am on my last 2 boxes. Your powder choices and bullet weights are spot on. 7828 for the 140's, and RL25 for the 160's. Perfect .
Well, happy hunting, and shooting, and have a Wonderful Holiday Season.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:11 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I have not tried 140 nosler ballistic tips in my STW. Have any of you guys got a good load to try
Thanks
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I have not tried 140 nosler ballistic tips in my STW. Have any of you guys got a good load to try
Thanks
I'd go with the a-bond personally(tougher), but about 81-82 of rl25 and a 215 will do you well in rem brass with either the b-tip or a-bond in 140 grain. 75 -77 grains rl22 may do well too.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:53 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

gerryb,
I use the Nosler 140 BT with 82.0 H1000 for 3350, Fed 215 (Pact Pro chrony) in my old Sendero; 1/2 inch @ 100 yds, easy.

Jim
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:31 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Thanks I will give them a try I have both accubonds and ballistic tips .
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:17 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

They're beautiful rifles so if you like all else on it, re-barrel, have the smith make a cap and a muzzle break. The cap should be able to come off the new barrel before he crowns it. Good Luck.

Merry Christmas.
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