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

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Unread 01-29-2013, 04:57 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Just picked up 150 rem
7stw cases brand new!!! Now I just need my gun!!!'
So excited to get this working!!!
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    Unread 01-29-2013, 05:37 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    Well its official. This STW addiction has lead me to building my first "custom" rifle.
    I had a Sako 75 in STW that I have very much enjoyed for the last year. Then I bought a Sako m995 TRGs. I have just sold the 75, and the m995 was shipped out today to have a 26" Krieger #6 contour 1-9 SS barrel installed. It is getting a JP Enterprises Bennie Cooley brake, and is going to be mounted in a Kinetic Research Whiskey 3 chassis.
    I know this doesn't really blend in here as a hunting rifle, but it will be one kick butt long range rifle. No to mention fun.
    The gunsmith is also going to setup the factory barrel correctly. (Long story, but the factory rifle had been tampered with which led it to being the donor for a custom)
    I am planning to have both barrels setup, to be able to switch the barrel back to factory for a hunting rifle if I desire.

    I haven't totally decided on optics yet, but I am leaning toward a Nightforce. I have always been a Leupold guy, but would like to try a Nightforce.
    Now the waiting begins.
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    Unread 01-29-2013, 05:54 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fire306 View Post
    Well its official. This STW addiction has lead me to building my first "custom" rifle.
    I had a Sako 75 in STW that I have very much enjoyed for the last year. Then I bought a Sako m995 TRGs. I have just sold the 75, and the m995 was shipped out today to have a 26" Krieger #6 contour 1-9 SS barrel installed. It is getting a JP Enterprises Bennie Cooley brake, and is going to be mounted in a Kinetic Research Whiskey 3 chassis.
    I know this doesn't really blend in here as a hunting rifle, but it will be one kick butt long range rifle. No to mention fun.
    The gunsmith is also going to setup the factory barrel correctly. (Long story, but the factory rifle had been tampered with which led it to being the donor for a custom)
    I am planning to have both barrels setup, to be able to switch the barrel back to factory for a hunting rifle if I desire.

    I haven't totally decided on optics yet, but I am leaning toward a Nightforce. I have always been a Leupold guy, but would like to try a Nightforce.
    Now the waiting begins.
    It blends in just fine .......Thats gonna be an awesome rig
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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    Originally Posted by Elevendysixty View Post
    Well, its offical! I picked up a winchester 70 classic stainless in 7mmstw I'm no expert but it couldnt have a box of ammo run through it. I'm pretty excited, and looking to check my bearings on what I'm putting together (using some of what I have sitting around til $$ gets saved back up), and some loading info.

    model 70 crf stainless all factory
    dnz game reaper one piece mount/base
    vortex viper 6.5-20 x 44
    hornady 162gr sst (i couldnt pass up $40/200!)
    h1000
    federal 215m
    new remington brass

    I've found a bunch of load data and from what i've read i like the stability of h1000 and its supposed to be kinder to the throat. Thoughts on that?

    I've never reloaded for a belted case and i'm still foggy on sizing off the shoulder v. belt issue. Thanks in advance. I've already learned a lot from the dozens of pages I've read through.
    Elevendysixty, WOW, what a screen name, but I'm sure theres a reason for it that only you know.
    It sounds like to me that you have the makings for nice shooting combo, and I must say, you gotta love the Winchester actions, and rifles in general. Someone here got me into taken a liking to them, and now, I'm hooked.
    ( in fact, I'm building a rifle on a Winchester action as we speak).
    Any who, the bullets , brass, primers, and powder you have, will definitely get you started. And for now, I wouldn't worry about sizing of the shoulder for now until you get your feet wet, and get familiar with your rifle, and it's wants and dislikes.
    Your overall length is probably going to be right around 3.630 +-. don't be afraid to seat you bullet right up to box length, as this cartridge is free bored.
    The h1000 is a great starter powder, and you may look for nothing else. My partner, Butterbean swears by it, and that's good for me. I have had great luck with RL25, 215GM primers. You have a awesome array of bullets to choose from, although, right now, they may be difficult to find, but then again maybe not. Good luck with your new toy, and if you run into problems, give anyone here a shout, we'll help you out!
    Welcome aboard!
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    Unread 01-29-2013, 06:45 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fire306 View Post
    Well its official. This STW addiction has lead me to building my first "custom" rifle.
    I had a Sako 75 in STW that I have very much enjoyed for the last year. Then I bought a Sako m995 TRGs. I have just sold the 75, and the m995 was shipped out today to have a 26" Krieger #6 contour 1-9 SS barrel installed. It is getting a JP Enterprises Bennie Cooley brake, and is going to be mounted in a Kinetic Research Whiskey 3 chassis.
    I know this doesn't really blend in here as a hunting rifle, but it will be one kick butt long range rifle. No to mention fun.
    The gunsmith is also going to setup the factory barrel correctly. (Long story, but the factory rifle had been tampered with which led it to being the donor for a custom)
    I am planning to have both barrels setup, to be able to switch the barrel back to factory for a hunting rifle if I desire.

    I haven't totally decided on optics yet, but I am leaning toward a Nightforce. I have always been a Leupold guy, but would like to try a Nightforce.
    Now the waiting begins.
    You've got the addiction part right! It is certainly that. And yeah, what you are building Damn sure fits in here. That thing is going to shoot it a$&@& off. The Sako actions are underrated, and very strong. I had a Sako 75 stainless synthetic for a while. I liked it very well. It took me a while to get the load that it liked, but when I did, I would repeat it all the time. Fast barrel too!
    As far as the optics go, I was at a gunshow on Sunday, and had my hands on a NF, 5-22 zero stop. BEAUTIFUL scope, incredible optics, but I didn't like the crosshair. It was sort of like a Sheppard view, too busy for me. They have others though!
    Now, as far as the wait goes, I'm there with you on that. I dropped off a 27 inch Brux barrel, and a Winchester M70 action to be assembled into a 280 just yesterday, so as you say, now the wait begins.
    That Sako is going to be a shooter, I'm sure. ( it's worth the wait).
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    Unread 01-29-2013, 10:15 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    Kind of off topic but i am looking for some h1000,does any supplier have any powder?I am going to send my rem 700 to texas for a barrel job and would like to have some powder to load bythe time my stick is done.
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    Unread 01-29-2013, 10:48 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    I've seen it available locally at a few smaller shops that seem not to have been panic purchased too terribly.If you can't find any I'd could probably ship you some, but hazard charges double the cost of one Lb.
    Now that I've offered i hope they still have some!
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