Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > 7mm STW


Reply

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

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #2402  
Old 01-03-2013, 10:06 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Halfway between Lubbock and Dallas
Posts: 4,632
Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lefty7mmstw View Post
I've used aa8700 and wc 872 in my 7stw's at one time or another. The slow ball stuff works, and sometimes very well..... But I've seen as good or better luck with slow stick like rl25. 50 bmg class ball is like a light switch in this cal.; either it shoots well or it shoots like crap. All you can do is to try it out. I'd start in the low 80's with a 175 class pill and work to 86 grains or so as that's about the most you'll get in it with a big bullet and you'll be about at top pressure anyway.
I always got great results with 870 spherical in both my 7mm mag and 7mm STW.

I'll be setting up the reloading bunker again when we get the new house done so I'll probably be next in line with a long list of questions HA!
__________________
Without the First and Second Amendments the rest of The Constitution is Meaningless.
Reply With Quote
  #2403  
Old 01-04-2013, 04:30 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: West Terre Haute Indiana
Posts: 553
Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Quote:
Originally Posted by sirulrick View Post
Around how many grains of rl25 would you use for 140 grain pills. I haven't got any load data for rl25 with that light of pill. My reloading books go to rl22 when you get to 140gr bullets.
My load for the 140 TSX is 78.5gr of RL 25
__________________
ButterBean
Remember.....Dont argue with stupid people,They will drag you down to their level and then win by experience
Reply With Quote
  #2404  
Old 01-04-2013, 09:28 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 39
Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Quote:
Originally Posted by rebelfootball73 View Post
what is the most consistant powder that yall have found. we have temps that reach 100+ in the summer and down to the upper 20's come winter. and with a few trips planed for further north i need something that i can sightin during 50-60 degree weather that will hold 0 in weather that is in the teens or colder.
I've had great success with Retumbo. Started with loads in March finalized development July/Aug, nailed a nice 9 pt. late Nov. 561 yds right where I put the X hair. Upstate NY. 70+- degree temp diff.
Reply With Quote
  #2405  
Old 01-04-2013, 09:38 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 184
Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Quote:
Originally Posted by wiiicgun View Post
I've had great success with Retumbo. Started with loads in March finalized development July/Aug, nailed a nice 9 pt. late Nov. 561 yds right where I put the X hair. Upstate NY. 70+- degree temp diff.
How about details of the Retumbo load?

Thanks,
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #2406  
Old 01-04-2013, 10:59 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 39
Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Jim,

139grSST. Seated @ 4.088 for hunting
88.0 gr. Retumbo. (Start @ 85.0 gr)
Rem brass
Fed215 lg mag primer
Chrony measured @ 2 yds.
Hi 3494 fps
Lo. 3464 fps
S.D. 13 fps

Rem. 700 Sendero SF 7mmSTW

Bill
Reply With Quote
  #2407  
Old 01-04-2013, 12:50 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 184
Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Thanks!

My Sendero magazine won't take that COL. Does your rifle have the std. chamber/throat?

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #2408  
Old 01-04-2013, 06:01 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.D.
Posts: 2,926
Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Quote:
Originally Posted by sirulrick View Post
Around how many grains of rl25 would you use for 140 grain pills. I haven't got any load data for rl25 with that light of pill. My reloading books go to rl22 when you get to 140gr bullets.
Start in the high 70's and you will land at 81-82 grains depending on your brass, barrel, and bullet. I usually shoot 140 gr nos- a-bonds with 82 rl25 in win brass with a 215 under it. Rem brass seems to have a bit more neck tension and would top out at 81 in my rifle.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wy. antelope shooting times??? jorvin Antelope Hunting 5 04-20-2013 08:05 AM
nightforce nxs times 2 tjonh2001 Optics For Sale 0 02-09-2010 11:14 PM
.358 Shooting Times Alaskan COBrad Guns For Sale 3 10-20-2009 11:07 PM
first 2 times out Kohly Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards 0 01-04-2009 03:34 PM
Some times the shooting gods smile ss7mm General Discussion 12 06-20-2005 03:32 AM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 29.38%
47 Votes
NO - 55.63%
89 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.00%
24 Votes
Total Votes: 160
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC