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

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Unread 01-03-2013, 10:06 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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

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

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    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?

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    Unread 01-04-2013, 10:59 AM
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    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

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    Thanks!

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

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

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    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.
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