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

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:13 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I have a sako M995 7stw It shoots great!! Or it did until my stock broke. I have found a Sako M995 300 win mag stock I can buy. Does anyone know if the 7stw action will fit the 300 mag stock?
If the stock for the 300 is for a V action, you should be ok. Sako has like, 5 action lengths. The V ,( 5) being the longest one. I know that's how the 75's are.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:27 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Thanks! I really love this rifle it shoots well with different bulets an does not change much like other rifles which either like the load or not. I have a load worked up that shoots good. I want to get it back in service.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Thanks! I really love this rifle it shoots well with different bulets an does not change much like other rifles which either like the load or not. I have a load worked up that shoots good. I want to get it back in service.
I also have a Sako M995 in 7stw (that I love but am trying to sell). What is your pet load and how did the stock break?
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:35 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I load 85 grains Retumbo behind a 139 grain hornady SPBT. It groups nice little groups out of my M995. These stocks have a weak area in the pistol grip area. It broke easy and I had a guy repair it. It worked fine as he reinforced it with to plates. However I did not have it far enough back in my safe and the bottom rest on the door hit the stock just right when I close the door and it broke in the same area. Make sure you check this area for any cracks.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:45 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I could be wrong on this, but I don't think Sako uses the multiple action lengths in the m995's. They may have magnum and regular, but they may use the same stocks and action length as well.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:07 PM
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I could be wrong on this, but I don't think Sako uses the multiple action lengths in the m995's. They may have magnum and regular, but they may use the same stocks and action length as well.
Fire306, you are in fact probably right, as I am referring to the Sako 75. And I could be totally wrong about the numbers of action sizes in that series s well. I was told by someone awhile back that Sako had a few different size actions in the 75 series. My Sako 75 was a " V" action, and I am only assuming that meant 5.
To be honest, I actually miss that rifle as it was a good shooter, once I found what it liked. I do know one thing, that 75 allowed the longest OAL that I know of in a STW, and still fit in the box. I think I had some thar were 3.700 OAL. And, I loved the box magazine it had as well.
Again, pardon my assumption that all the series have different size actions. Take care!
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:01 AM
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Fire306, you are in fact probably right, as I am referring to the Sako 75. And I could be totally wrong about the numbers of action sizes in that series s well. I was told by someone awhile back that Sako had a few different size actions in the 75 series. My Sako 75 was a " V" action, and I am only assuming that meant 5.
To be honest, I actually miss that rifle as it was a good shooter, once I found what it liked. I do know one thing, that 75 allowed the longest OAL that I know of in a STW, and still fit in the box. I think I had some thar were 3.700 OAL. And, I loved the box magazine it had as well.
Again, pardon my assumption that all the series have different size actions. Take care!
You are correct about the STW being a "V" action. The 75's were built in 5 action lengths, I, III, SM, IV and V. "I" being 222, 223, "II"was 260, 308 lengths cartridges, "SM" was the 270 and 300 WSM, "IV" was the 30-06 length cartridges, and "V" was the magnums or long action stuff.
The newer model 85 series Sako's they now call the action lengths, XS, S, SM, M and L. Not sure why they changed, Sako has used the I, II, IV, V method for years.
The m995 though, from what I understand is that they are all the same action length, although they were built in a normal m995 model and a magnum m995 model. The part I'm not sure of is whether or not the stocks are the same for both the magnum and regular m995's. I think the only difference is basically the bolt, and more specifically the bolt face is larger for the magnum chamberings.

If someone could clarify this for sure, I would appreciate the info.

I just sold my Sako 75, in STW. It was a great rifle, and yes the magazine length allows 3.700" OAL. I only sold the 75, because I have acquired this m995 that I spoke of earlier, that I am going to customize. The factory m995 magazine allows 3.730" OAL, and when I get the Whiskey 3 chassis, it used a AI CIP magazine, and from what I have read it allows 3.850" OAL.
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