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

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:38 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I'll pm you a bunch of load data I won't publish online also... But I'm not afraid to work a rifle like a wildcat if I can't find data. If you haven't got the skills to work up your own data then you've got to ask those that do. It's not the coolest though if they start the please don't tell anyone thing though.
I'm not sure I'd drive a berger anyway, as my hornady and sierra mix with a hint of nosler has worked well for well over a decade for me. If it 'aint broke.......
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:39 PM
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Thanks for that heads-up, I will also take that into consideration when doing my load progressions.
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I'll pm you a bunch of load data I won't publish online also... But I'm not afraid to work a rifle like a wildcat if I can't find data. If you haven't got the skills to work up your own data then you've got to ask those that do. It's not the coolest though if they start the please don't tell anyone thing though.
I'm not sure I'd drive a berger anyway, as my hornady and sierra mix with a hint of nosler has worked well for well over a decade for me. If it 'aint broke.......
It's not like I wanted to. I plan on devulging my load data once I get it figured out for my rifle. It's not like it was my idea to keep quiet... That's the part that made me mad. I was just doing what I was asked.

However, back to the STW saga....

I do love Noslers, and have been shooting the 160gr Accubonds for a number of years now with great results. I also have been shooting these Nosler 168gr Custom Comps for about 6 months with equally good results.

I just figured I'd give the Bergers a try just to mix it up a little to see if my gun prefers them over the Noslers for some reason.

Hornady has always made great bullets. For some reason, since discovering the Accubonds and how well they work in all my rifles, I've just never looked back.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:59 PM
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I find bergers info is on the light side. I bought their manual and on the guns I have their loads seem way under what I shoot.nthe 300 win mag was closest but still over the max pretty good.
Gerry, I just bought a new Hornady manual, and I find that to be true with their manual as well. I feel that they HAVE to run on the conservative side, du to the incredible amount of variables out here. ( lawyer proof). The Sierra manual seems to be a little more close to reality, but I bought the new Hornady manual for the newer powder listings. Also, I found the preface to be very good in this manual. Articles on accuracy tips, etc. The Hornady bullet line has came a long way over the years.
There was a time, that I couldn't get any of their bullets to shoot, now, it seems like most ANY of them will shoot well without TOO much fuss. Take care.
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A lot of ways to play the game with stw's... I was at my LGS yesterday evening looking at the christiansen arms booklet and asked about hanging a carbon wrapped pipe on my lh action; they said 8 bills. Now remember Rem DID put out some carbon wrapped sendero's in 7stw, but only in rh like all the other senderos. I think I'm gonna spend some $$$ this year on the stw guys building a carbon wrapped lh sendero.
I've always thought there was to much barrel weight on a sendero for a carry gun, and they swing slow on running game to boot. If can get the barrel stiffness to calm this caliber down without the weight, I'm going to have to jump in feet first.
That's certainly one way to go

Personally I'm not sold on the carbon fiber wrapped barrels myself but I can understand the appeal. I have seen a lot of them come up for sale used as well and they sell at a tiny fraction of their new price which makes me even less inclined to give one a try.

You can shave enough weight off of a Sendero type rifle just by going to a finished diameter of .750 and still get good rigidity. That's they direction I'm going with a couple of rifles this year if the finances all work out right.
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Great thread....first post on this forum. I recently went in to a pawn shop near my work and ended up buying a pistol, and a Remington 7mm STW as well. Learning more about this rifle as I go, but seems this one has had a bit of triggerwork, probably sporterized, and a bi-pod mount added to the front. It also has a pretty exotic looking stock on it which looks really nice.

looking forward to getting out and putting a few rounds through it.
Be warned they are addicting... .
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Gerry, I just bought a new Hornady manual, and I find that to be true with their manual as well. I feel that they HAVE to run on the conservative side, du to the incredible amount of variables out here. ( lawyer proof). The Sierra manual seems to be a little more close to reality, but I bought the new Hornady manual for the newer powder listings. Also, I found the preface to be very good in this manual. Articles on accuracy tips, etc. The Hornady bullet line has came a long way over the years.
There was a time, that I couldn't get any of their bullets to shoot, now, it seems like most ANY of them will shoot well without TOO much fuss. Take care.
Bob
I used to talk regularly with the Hornady guys. One thing they told me is that their published loads are reduced by 5-10% just to keep lawyers happy.

I haven't spoken with them though since the 4th edition load manual came out though so I can't and won't necessarily tell anyone that is still true today.

I too though found that often my best accuracy/velocity loads (best combo of each) were usually in excess of their published max's.

I've also had the same luck as you with their bullets only better. They've shot well enough for me since the early nineties that probably 95% of the bullets I've used over that time frame (all calibers) were Hornady's, particularly the interbond and interlocks.

I've also had great luck with the Accubond's and Sirocco's as well.
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