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

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for the info. Not currently reloading but highly intrested! Any preferance on a press? Single stage or progressive? Looking to shoot white tail 400+, not incredibly long but trying to get my foot in door.
I'd search for getting started reloading and similar as I've been part of a few really good threads on the subject.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:55 PM
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Thanks for the info. Not currently reloading but highly intrested! Any preferance on a press? Single stage or progressive? Looking to shoot white tail 400+, not incredibly long but trying to get my foot in door.
BFakes, I'd recommend stay with single stage. There is just too much that can and will go wrong with a progressive press. I do think that they are much better suited for handgun, and shotgun, then large centerfire rifle. The biggest reason is consistency. That is what you always strive for, and me personally, I don't think you can get that from a progressive. You can't FEEL the bullet seat, and you can't FEEL the primer seat, and you can only HOPE it drops the right amount of powder. No thanks, I'll pass!
The RCBS rock chuck press is a good start. Redding makes the " crem de LE crem" of presses, but for a premium.
Reloading is in itself a addiction, as is the STW. Once you get the right components, and you learn how to make them work for you, you are all set. If you have questions or problems, right here is where you probably can find the answer.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:25 PM
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so i have a abolt laying around in my cabinet. 7mm mag i purchased it to make a long range rig but after reading about barrel changes being a pain i racked it. recently i seen interest in modifying abolts. my question is what to do to it....after purchasing my 7mm stw no 1 i love the stw more than my mags. should i rebarrel it to stw and replace trigger and stock. true action. or find diff donor. if i rebarrel i would get a new barrel with a heavier contour. and i know it would cost more than finding one already done but half the fun and esteem is being a part of ur build. any gunsmith recomendations welcome. i live in pa
Kakorb, I just remembered that about 17 years ago, Rick Jamison, Shooting Times reloading editor wrote a article called" Pressurizing the 7 mm Mag". The gun he used was a rechambered Browning Stainless stalker. If I recall, he claims amazing accuracy, and velocity also. That was right about the time that the STW was really catching on. I still have that magazine somewhere in my " keepers box".
The point being, it can be done, and they shoot damn well to boot!
OR, you can send it to Nescopek, and have Hart screw a barrel into it.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

i havent found a load that im sold on for accuracy out of the abolt so probably will send it away for a barrel. would you recommend sending it to hart and let them install the barrel.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:48 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

if i rechambered would the easiest way be to buy a 375 mag or convert to wyatts
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Ben, a #15? What does it weigh? It must look like its suppressed!

I don't mind a heavy gun, I think if your gun is too heavy you should probably golf. I'm just curious on this rig. You are from Southern California, would you take this up Whitewater Canyon?
When it comes to the Palma contours, #15 isn't a huge truck axle like it normally would be. Weight is around 5.5lbs (barrel) at a 30" finish length. Overall gun weight I want around 11-12lbs. My M110 weighs 16lbs 4 oz unloaded. I carried it no problems for 15 days in the Black Hills, South Dakota this past deer season. Granted I have a great sling system rigged the way I want it. Makes it feel like a 6 lb gun. Flush Cups are a wonderful thing on bolt gun stocks to run "tactical" slings to spread the heavy load out more.

Contours
Link to Krieger on the barrel size and weight.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:03 PM
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If you read no the Wyatt's site they have their own followers for their magazine boxes.

Magazine Boxes, WYATT'S OUTDOOR, INC.
Talked to the guys at Wyatts yesterday. They only make followers for center loading conversions for Rem 700. For the winchesters, using the factory follower and spring is the way to go according to them. I'm about to find out so I'll post it up whenever I get time to work on my own stuff in the shop.
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