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

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:59 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Hey Guys,
I'm currently building my first 7mm STW off my Winchester Mod 70 push feed action.
Winchester Mod 70 Action (Originally a ranger model in 270 WIN)
PTG One Piece Bottom Metal
Wyatts Magazine and Follower
Timney Trigger
Precision Armament Bolt knob
PTG Action bolts
HS Precision Stock
EGW 0 MOA rail
PTG Reamer built to my specs
Still debating on the barrel, it's going to be a finish length of 28", looking a krieger 1:9 standard palma however I have some questions for those of you who already shoot the STW. I was planning on shooting mainly the 139 gr AMAX and some 140's so I was planning on a 1:10 to maintain the high velocities the STW can deliver (3550ish fps) however I've come across some krieger's 1:9 5r, I know this will be good for 168's and even the 180's, however will it over stabilize a 140?
And before it's asked (first thing people ask me when I tell them about my build), I've already opened the bolt face up to a magnum and machined the receiver for the longer magazine. I have 3.825" worth of COL in the magazine so I can use the heavies if I want to.
Thanks again guys. I'm also building 4 other 7mm STW's at the shop right now for other customers as well.
The 9 twist will work fine .......Sounds like she is gonna be sweet
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:01 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I got my first 7mm STW the other day, it was built by McWhorter and has a Borden action, Hart barrel, and McMillan A3 hunter stock on it. Plus I'm loving the nightforce!





I can't wait to put it through its paces!

Mac
Thats an Awesome rig
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:24 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Hey guys. I just got all my reloading stuff set up that I received from Santa so I hope you all are ready for all the questions I have. First pill I will be trying is the 145 LRX. Yes this is for my 7mm STW. Here is my first question. Can anyone direct me to a good video showing the proper way to set up my Redding deluxe dies and do I need to full length resize or just neck resize? I have the set with all 3 dies FL , neck, and bullet seat die. I set up the FL resize die but something just don't feel right. Help me please I'm ready to get started
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:31 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Wow, nice rig! Awesome...
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:12 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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The 9 twist will work fine .......Sounds like she is gonna be sweet
What he said.... My first 7stw was a sendero (factory bbl. 9" ish) and it would do 3400 fps over the oehler with 140 nos a-bonds and rl25 at cloverleaf accuracy(1/3 moa).
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I got my first 7mm STW the other day, it was built by McWhorter and has a Borden action, Hart barrel, and McMillan A3 hunter stock on it. Plus I'm loving the nightforce!





I can't wait to put it through its paces!

Mac
That's a gorgeous rifle set-up!

I've seen those beauties for sale and those are some pretty pricey rifles!

I bet it is going to shoot like a dream, especially with that Nightforce.

What kind of rings/mounts are those? Talley?

Please give us an update on it's accuracy after you get it dialed in.

Congrats on your new acquisition.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:25 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Sweet thanks guys. I was concerned on loosing some velocity with the faster twist more than anything.

To answer the question about setting the Redding dies up, you "should" full length resize the first time and then if you're not pushing too hard neck size after that. That being said, most belted magnums don't benefit as much from neck sizing as a case that headspaces off the shoulder. As hard as most people would push the STW, it should be full length sized each time. However, the down side is it's harder on the brass, so take that into account. Call David at PTG or Paul at Redding and they can fill you in more. I'm a Redding dealer as well.

Play it by ear and feel, see how the brass and the gun react to each.

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