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

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:40 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Thanks for the welcome to the brotherhood now ttime to save some money up for a scope and brass. I picked up a couple boxes of lead a box of 139 grain SST which shoot awesome out of my 300 wsm and a box of 145 grain barnes LRX which i use in RUM has anybody tried these bullets Thx Dan
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for the welcome to the brotherhood now ttime to save some money up for a scope and brass. I picked up a couple boxes of lead a box of 139 grain SST which shoot awesome out of my 300 wsm and a box of 145 grain barnes LRX which i use in RUM has anybody tried these bullets Thx Dan
The 145 Barnes with some RL25 Proved itself this year as a lethal and very accurate combo .....The SST is a fine Bullet as well and I have great results with them but as for me and 7STW The Barnes Bullet is the smoke rite now in the STW ......and once again welcome to the Brother hood .......
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:21 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I've been shooting the 160gr Nosler Accubonds for years with great results. Fairly recently started reloading, and have been experimenting with different powders, and so far with the 160 AB's my gun likes RL-19 and RL-22, and pushed about 0.010" off the lands.

Hey Bean....Does yours prefer to be touching the lands or do you like to leave some freebore for jump?
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:21 PM
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Thanks for the welcome to the brotherhood now ttime to save some money up for a scope and brass. I picked up a couple boxes of lead a box of 139 grain SST which shoot awesome out of my 300 wsm and a box of 145 grain barnes LRX which i use in RUM has anybody tried these bullets Thx Dan
Dan, again welcome to the "Hood ", and congrats on the DBM. I am flat put on love with the Barnes 145 LRX. That bullet in my custom STW, shoots like a 22-250. Accuracy, was almost as expected, or better actually, but I was looking for terminal performance when I chose that bullet. I would have sacrificed a little accuracy, for good terminal, and believe me, I got both.
If you start around 80 grains of RL25, and work up slowly. You may not actually need to move from the start weight. My seatin depth runs at 3.688. Most STW's shoot there best right up against box length. When and if you do increse you chrge on the RL25, watch for pressure signs. I love that powder in this round, but it can/ will spike quickly. I am getting 3440 with mine, with low ES,SD to boot. Another great powder in almost any STW is H1000. Great burn rate, accurate and consistent.
Take care and enjoy, send pix when you get the custom gun built.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:04 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Anybody try RL 33 for 180's?
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:54 PM
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Anybody try RL 33 for 180's?
No body has RL33. A friend of mine is trying to find some for his 338 LM, no luck. That stuff does sound like the ticket for heavyweight bullets in the STW!
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:57 PM
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Anybody try RL 33 for 180's?
I loaded some 171 barnes with rl33 and pressure was dang high by 86 grains. With the 180 I'd start in the mid 70's and work 'till you hit pressure. I've only got a pound and a half rl33 left, so I'm saving it for heavies (225 hornady hpbt) in my 30 rum. I'm burning rl25, retumbo, or rl22 in the stw.
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