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

 
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:35 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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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.
WildRose, their customer service is very good too ! I had a problem with one of their dies a while back, they fixed it, and sent me TWO boxes of bullets of MY choice. Like I said before, I think they have came a long way.
My kids 7 mag LOVES the 162 A Max. That is all he wants to shoot in it!
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I've heard lots of good things a out the 162 A-Max, but have yet to try them for myself. I've gotten very good results from the 160 Accubonds in my A-Bolt 7 Mag with the BOSS tuned to 5.0. Load them up with 60.0gr of Reloder 19, and run them out till they barely clear in the magazine. That's how I load mine, and they'll drive nails.

So, for the STW with the 180gr VLD's I went by Bergers recommendations as just a guideline, but changed up some stuff, so I'm not using their published data.

I loaded up 6 of them (2 3-shot groups) with 70.0gr of Reloder 22, and 6 with 75.5gr of H1000. And all 6 at 3.858" COL. So, we'll see how they shoot this weekend.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:59 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Well I am joing the brotherhood Just ordered mine today Stller action brux barrell mcmillan stock now thw waiting game Dan
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Well I am joing the brotherhood Just ordered mine today Stller action brux barrell mcmillan stock now thw waiting game Dan
It will be worth the wait .......Welcome to the Brotherhood
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Well I am joing the brotherhood Just ordered mine today Stller action brux barrell mcmillan stock now thw waiting game Dan
Congrats!

Let the fun begin!
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Hey Guys,

I have been reloading this past year with 140 gr. AB with 85.5 gr. H1000 and had really good results with low ES/ED, nice velocity (3,450 fps) and tight groupings (less than 1/2 MOA) for my two Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STWs.

I am excited about the new Long Range Accubonds and I plan on buying the 168/175 gr. for my 7mm STWs.

Though I've had good results with H1000 for the 140 gr. Accubonds I've heard that Retumbo is better for heavier bullets, i.e., above 160 gr.

"MudRunner2005" and my buddy "7stw" like the RL powders but Iím leaning towards the Hodgdon extreme powders so what's the best powder out of these two (H1000 or Retumbo) in these bullet weights (168/175 gr.)?

I also posted this in the reloading section.

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Anybody have any thoughts on this?
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Anybody have any thoughts on this?
If you are going all the way to 175's I'd find some I 5010 or 50 bmg and toss about an 86 grain charge in and cap it with a pill. I'm using rl25 at present with my 171's, but I'm thinking of switching either to 140's again or rl50/ h50bmg with the 171's.

Shot two boxes through the lh 7 stw today; she started at 2 moa and progressively dropped to 1 moa for a 6 shot 100 yard group. I'm wondering if I have a dirty shooter that won't shoot as well clean. Either that or the fool behind the trigger was pretty rusty; I know the sand bags were trouble at first.
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