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

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:48 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

7stw, how is the snow??? I see that Boston is under a Snow Warning.

Stay safe up there.


It has been snowing here in NE Ohio too, but we are use to it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:24 AM
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7stw, how is the snow??? I see that Boston is under a Snow Warning.

Stay safe up there.


It has been snowing here in NE Ohio too, but we are use to it.
We got about 10 inches saturday nite. So I'll be out there later with the snow blower. ( I can hardly wait) I hate this time of year. Last year, I only used it once the whole season, and that didn't hurt my feelings at all.
As to your bullet choices, you mentioned some good ones. I have always been able to get a A Max to shoot, but was a little skeptical as to it's performance on game. But I have been assured by quite a few guys that are " in the know", as to how it works, and now, if I were to load that weight again, I wouldn't hesitate to use it. I now have a box of 168 LRX bullets that I have yet to try. I have no doubt they will shoot amazing. My sons 7 mag shoots the 162 a max incredible, but when we hunted last month, I opted to load it with 140 TSX. It shoots them well, but he likes the 162 better, so I think we will go back to that bullet in his rifle. These new Nosler bullets seem interesting, but I'm going to stick with what I have that is shooting as well as they are now. ( if it ain't broke, don't fix it ), if you know what I mean!
From me and mine, and to you and yours, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:00 AM
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We got about 10 inches saturday nite. So I'll be out there later with the snow blower. ( I can hardly wait) I hate this time of year. Last year, I only used it once the whole season, and that didn't hurt my feelings at all.
As to your bullet choices, you mentioned some good ones. I have always been able to get a A Max to shoot, but was a little skeptical as to it's performance on game. But I have been assured by quite a few guys that are " in the know", as to how it works, and now, if I were to load that weight again, I wouldn't hesitate to use it. I now have a box of 168 LRX bullets that I have yet to try. I have no doubt they will shoot amazing. My sons 7 mag shoots the 162 a max incredible, but when we hunted last month, I opted to load it with 140 TSX. It shoots them well, but he likes the 162 better, so I think we will go back to that bullet in his rifle. These new Nosler bullets seem interesting, but I'm going to stick with what I have that is shooting as well as they are now. ( if it ain't broke, don't fix it ), if you know what I mean!
From me and mine, and to you and yours, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.
Hope everyones new year is bright!
The only question I would have with the Noslers would be close range shots under 150 yards.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:57 AM
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The only question I would have with the Noslers would be close range shots under 150 yards.
I would think that being an Accubond, they'd be able to hold up. Then again I've heard some mixed reviews about the performance of the origional accubonds.

This too is one reason why I've stayed away from lighter bullets. When Nosler first came out with Ballistic tiped bullets, I was a kid shooting them out of my.243 that I hunted with. I later tried them in a 7 Rem mag Sendero (150g) and had one blow up on a fork horn muley buck at 100yds. Since then I've stayed away from them all together. I know a few guys that shoot the 180g Accubond out of their .300 RUMs and they all love them.

This seems like the best alternative to me. I just got sone developing a load for 175g Sierra Gamekings and would have stayed with the 180g Bergers if I didn't have to shoot them single shot. I hated having to give up that High BC, and it looks like I don't have to now..... This is prettty exciting to me.

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I would think that being an Accubond, they'd be able to hold up. Then again I've heard some mixed reviews about the performance of the origional accubonds.

This too is one reason why I've stayed away from lighter bullets. When Nosler first came out with Ballistic tiped bullets, I was a kid shooting them out of my.243 that I hunted with. I later tried them in a 7 Rem mag Sendero (150g) and had one blow up on a fork horn muley buck at 100yds. Since then I've stayed away from them all together. I know a few guys that shoot the 180g Accubond out of their .300 RUMs and they all love them.

This seems like the best alternative to me. I just got sone developing a load for 175g Sierra Gamekings and would have stayed with the 180g Bergers if I didn't have to shoot them single shot. I hated having to give up that High BC, and it looks like I don't have to now..... This is prettty exciting to me.

Dan
Dano, about 3 years ago, I was hunting with my 300 RUM, and had never taken game with the Accu bonds up to that point. Well, I was shooting a 165 AB at about 3350 ish, and it was a tack driver at what ever distance I shot them at. I was hunting in Maryland, and opening morning, I shot a five pointer at about 180 yards. I dimed him right behind the shoulder, knocked him to the ground. He got up, and ran into the woods about 50 yards away. My cousin found him, as I went the wrong way when I got into the woods. Anyway, the " autopsy " revealed that he should have never been able to get up, because the heart and lungs were obliterated. The exit hole was about a 3/4 inch hole, and plenty of hemorrhage. The moral of the story is that was a relatively " short " shot. The potential for that field was a much longer shot, but that's where he showed up at. The bullet seemed to have stayed together, even at that velocity. That's a good bullet in my book.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:01 PM
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Dano, about 3 years ago, I was hunting with my 300 RUM, and had never taken game with the Accu bonds up to that point. Well, I was shooting a 165 AB at about 3350 ish, and it was a tack driver at what ever distance I shot them at. I was hunting in Maryland, and opening morning, I shot a five pointer at about 180 yards. I dimed him right behind the shoulder, knocked him to the ground. He got up, and ran into the woods about 50 yards away. My cousin found him, as I went the wrong way when I got into the woods. Anyway, the " autopsy " revealed that he should have never been able to get up, because the heart and lungs were obliterated. The exit hole was about a 3/4 inch hole, and plenty of hemorrhage. The moral of the story is that was a relatively " short " shot. The potential for that field was a much longer shot, but that's where he showed up at. The bullet seemed to have stayed together, even at that velocity. That's a good bullet in my book.
That sound good! I hunt elk as well and these bullet would work for that as well. This is another reason I go with the heavier weight bullets. There are opportunities to hunt both species at the same time, so it would serve to have a bullet that would be able to handle both...

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I've only hunted whitetail, is this a mule deer?

Awesome pic.
Yep, that'ld be what we out west thump with stw's.(mulies) I'm not near the mountains so I've got to wait out a heard reduction season if I want to play with wapiti with a stw.
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