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

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:42 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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The only question I would have with the Noslers would be close range shots under 150 yards.
I like the Hornady Interbond and Interlock better on "close work" but the AB's hold together pretty well, heck I've even seen SST's blow up at close range hitting a twig so that tells me what I've always known which is that at very close ranges and high velocities most bullets are going to have a rough time holding together.

Fortunately hide is not as tough as mesquite.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:19 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Hello All!
I don't often post on-line, however this thread caught my eye recently. I have read every post in this thread and have found it to be quite entertaining and enlightening.
I had purchased a 7mm STW when they were brought out in the Remington 700 SS-DBM with muzzlebrake (24") way back when. I had already been shooting a very accurate 7mm Rem Mag. which had a very "fast" barrel. Long story short, the STW only managed approximately 40fps more velocity with 140 Nosler BT's. I couldn't see using all of that powder for a few more fps, so I sold it.
I had more recently been thinking about building a 6.5x284 Norma on a Remington 30-06 action I have sitting around. My nephew wanted me to building a 7mm Ultra Mag.. Well, that made me start thinking about the STW again. Then I learned that Remngton had chambered some of their SPS rifles in the 7mm STW.
This past weekend I picked up a Remington 700 SPS, 7mm STW. After cleaning it, I switched out the liability trigger for a Shilen I already had. I topped it with a 4.5-14 Leupold and bottomed it with a B&C Alaskan Ti stock. The dies won't arrive from Midway until Thursday (1/3/13).
I am so looking forward to working with this rifle!
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:27 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Hello All!
I don't often post on-line, however this thread caught my eye recently. I have read every post in this thread and have found it to be quite entertaining and enlightening.
I had purchased a 7mm STW when they were brought out in the Remington 700 SS-DBM with muzzlebrake (24") way back when. I had already been shooting a very accurate 7mm Rem Mag. which had a very "fast" barrel. Long story short, the STW only managed approximately 40fps more velocity with 140 Nosler BT's. I couldn't see using all of that powder for a few more fps, so I sold it.
I had more recently been thinking about building a 6.5x284 Norma on a Remington 30-06 action I have sitting around. My nephew wanted me to building a 7mm Ultra Mag.. Well, that made me start thinking about the STW again. Then I learned that Remngton had chambered some of their SPS rifles in the 7mm STW.
This past weekend I picked up a Remington 700 SPS, 7mm STW. After cleaning it, I switched out the liability trigger for a Shilen I already had. I topped it with a 4.5-14 Leupold and bottomed it with a B&C Alaskan Ti stock. The dies won't arrive from Midway until Thursday (1/3/13).
I am so looking forward to working with this rifle!
Welcome to the brotherhood!

Could you please let us know how your modified 700 SPS 7mm STW performs at the range after you have done some fine tuning with a few loads you have worked up.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:02 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

pd410, welcome to the group, again. Hope everything works out for you. It sounds like you are starting a nice foundation for the rifle.

There is a lot of good info here, with some very knowledgeable people.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:13 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Thank you Gamehawker and Black67. Glad to be here!
I am not sure when I will get to shoot or post again, however I will do so. My nephew has me hooked on developing some type of a long range (300-700 yard by my definition) rifle. He shoots a 16lb 338 Edge, which is fine by me, but a little too heavy for how I hunt. I like "walking" rifles!
Between work and family, I will be trying to find time to work some loads soon. It's about 25 degrees here with 5" of snow. Just the kind of weather I like to shoot in anyway.
Pretty sure I'm going to have to single load this rifle, as every bullet I've measured with a comparator is way too long for the box magazine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:35 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Bob Hart replaced the barrel of my Remington Model 700 7 MM Mag with a Remington 7 mm STW stainless steel barrel and muzzle brake, 26 inches long. He also replaced the beautiful Remington wood stock with a beautiful custom Kevlar stock with pillar bedding. He also accurized the action and lapped the lugs. It has a titanium firing pin.

He recommended Nosler 150 grain Hunting Ballistic Tip bullets, 81 grains of IMR 7828 powder, Federal 215 primers, and Remington brass. I am pondering Accubonds and CT Ballistic Tips. What is your experience and recommendation?

My Remington stock and 7 mm mag. barrel are for sale. Interested? Bill
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:20 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I also have a 24" barreled Remmy 700 7mm RM. I presently shoot 150 Bal Tips in front of 67 grs of IMR7828 with Fed 215 primers. My 7 RM shoots that bullet very well. I will be trying that bullet first in the STW, even though it would probably be a veritable bomb under 150 yards.
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