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

 
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:12 PM
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Welcome to the brotherhood, and that is a fine rifle you have. I have been eyeing a Custom Sharpshooter my self. It has a Schneider barrel, and a McMillan stock. Anyway, you are right, the 19 is too quick, maybe OK for 140's, but not for 160's. If you are wanting to stick with 160's, H1000 is a great way to go. I have a love affair with RL 22 in all of mine. When running 168 VLD's, the H1000 will really shine. The bullet you are considering, the 150 TTSX, will be a fine choice. My Sako, loves the 140 TSX, with 79.5- RL22, 215 fed primer@ 3.702 OAL. ( the Sako mag is long). One other choice is the 162 A- Max. That bullet flat out shoots in just about anything 7 mm.
Enjoy that rifle , and watch how fast this forum grows!
7stw......Dude where is this custom Sharp shooter at ........Dont hold out on me Bro
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:19 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Welcome to the brotherhood, and that is a fine rifle you have. I have been eyeing a Custom Sharpshooter my self. It has a Schneider barrel, and a McMillan stock. Anyway, you are right, the 19 is too quick, maybe OK for 140's, but not for 160's. If you are wanting to stick with 160's, H1000 is a great way to go. I have a love affair with RL 22 in all of mine. When running 168 VLD's, the H1000 will really shine. The bullet you are considering, the 150 TTSX, will be a fine choice. My Sako, loves the 140 TSX, with 79.5- RL22, 215 fed primer@ 3.702 OAL. ( the Sako mag is long). One other choice is the 162 A- Max. That bullet flat out shoots in just about anything 7 mm.
Enjoy that rifle , and watch how fast this forum grows!
Tank, Sounds like you have a very nice weapon there......I have a Laredo LRH myself that I just started woking with and so far its Awesome,Everyone here is cool,Big thanks to 7 and Fred Ea,lots of good info,And 7stw......where is the custom sharp shooter.....Dont hold out on me Bro..........Welcome aboard Tank.........ButterBean
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:15 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Did you really mean 3.336 OAL?
Yup, I meant to say, 3.336 OAL. When I made that load, .005 either side of if was not so good. At that setting, it is so unbelievable that I did so many " re-takes " just to make sure it was/ is for real. It truly is, and has been every time I have shot it. That' s my story and, well you know the rest!!!!!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:30 PM
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7stw......Dude where is this custom Sharp shooter at ........Dont hold out on me Bro
I could tell ya'( but I WON'T), then I'd have to, well you know the rest. EVERY time I see that thing, it makes me drool. I will own it some day. He said that he would sell it, but not just yet, and when he does, I at least get first,( and last) dibs on it.
On another note, I put some more $$ on my donor gun today, and picked up some RL25, 150 BT's and 162 A- Maxes. Was running low on about everything. Went to a gun show Saturday before Easter, and bought some 270 brass, 300 win. mag brass, and some 154 spire points. ( my 700 LSS 7 mag LOVES those things). Small show, but lots of goodies.
Have you been shooting much? I am going Saturday and am preparing for a bench rest shoot that is in may. Three O eight time. Take care!!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:39 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Trying to get my 7 STW to shoot 168 Berger VLD's I tried H-4831 and Retumbo. Neither worked all that well. Used RL 25 with 180 VLD's, but that was about 1 MOA, it didn't impress me. Still trying to find a load this rifle likes, it's been one of my hardest to find. I would like to stay with the 168 VLD, 180 VLD or 162 A-Max.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:40 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I could tell ya'( but I WON'T), then I'd have to, well you know the rest. EVERY time I see that thing, it makes me drool. I will own it some day. He said that he would sell it, but not just yet, and when he does, I at least get first,( and last) dibs on it.
On another note, I put some more $$ on my donor gun today, and picked up some RL25, 150 BT's and 162 A- Maxes. Was running low on about everything. Went to a gun show Saturday before Easter, and bought some 270 brass, 300 win. mag brass, and some 154 spire points. ( my 700 LSS 7 mag LOVES those things). Small show, but lots of goodies.
Have you been shooting much? I am going Saturday and am preparing for a bench rest shoot that is in may. Three O eight time. Take care!!!
7 I know what your saying about the sharp shooter ....thats how I was with the Laredo......had to have it.......Shot some monday,wanting to work up a new load for my 25-06 with the barnes 115tsx but right now Im hung up on the STW
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:48 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I'm new to the forum. I have a Winchester Model 70 Classic Sporter. Nothing custom about it. It wears a Leupold gloss Vari X I 3x9. I have only used Nosler brass, Winchester magnum primers, 160 grain Accubonds, US 869, RL 19 and currently trying to get Retumbo to print well. US 869 is dirty and inconsistent. RL 19 is a little too quick with 160's, substandard velocities and Retumbo won't group. Next up will be either H1000 or 50 BMG. I have about 200 rounds through it.

I'm thinking of switching to 150 TTSX. I like to shoot off of sticks or a bipod at 300 yards but need to get a good group with speed off a bench first. I would be greatful for any tips or suggestions and I look forward to reading the previous 40 pages and learning. Thanks!
Ctank,
Try some IMR7828 with the 160gr.AB's, my two rifles like it pretty good. Custom one likes 79.0grs. And the rechambered one likes 78.0gr. Works well with the 150gr. tsx also- 80.0gr. By the way, these are hot loads, so you may want to back off a little to start.
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