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

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:44 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Congrats,
Redhawk Rifles make a really nice rifle, especially their lightweight Alaskan Titanium clone model. What kind of trigger does it have on it?

I would absolutely love to own one of their their lightweight 7mm STW Alaskan Titanium clone models but they are a little out of my price range. I was lucky enought to obtain my two 7mm STW Senderos for about the same price as one of their rifles. The downside of my Senderos is they weight about 2 pounds more than your rifle.
Gamehawker, I spoke with the owner a few weeks ago, and got a good feeling from him. I am just coming out of a custom build, with a Brux barrel, and Winchester action, that will wear a BC medalist stock, that I ended up getting from him, through my gunsmith. The point is, that he explained to me some of the things he does, as well as put out custom rifles as a whole. SO, I am already thinking of ANOTHER custom build, and I'm going to have him do it, or at least part of it. Also, I may do something similar to what you did to your rifles, to one or two of mine, and I would not hesitate to have him do it.
The rifle I just had built, although not in STW, is similar to the Lightweight Alaskan. The stock I used is the same, it has a #4 contour@ 26 inches. It is nearly done, and can't wait to bring it home.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:47 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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It has the Remington ProX trigger and truth be told, that is the only regret I have with this rifle. Wish I had them put a Jewell on it, but I was over my budget already. The ProX is not bad. Redhawk said they adjusted it down to 3lbs and it is very crisp. I don't have a gauge to measure it but it feels heavier than that to me. On the other hand I can't argue with the way it shoots so I will wait a while on a new trigger.
I would agree and not argue the way that it shoots too!

My Senderos also had ProX triggers and I switched both of them with Jewell triggers. I had my gunsmith install them for me.

To save a little bit of money I ordered my triggers directly from them for $195 plus shipping.

Jewell Trigger, Inc.
3620 N State Highway 123
San Marcos, TX 78666-9786
512-353-2999

I just talked to them and they said that they are currently backed up and it will be 4 - 5 weeks but maybe sooner if they can make it.

Jewell has the triggers set at 1 pound (you can request a heavier weight though) from the factory and that is what mine are set at. No creep and real crisp. I really love them.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:57 PM
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Well brothers, I finally sold my Sako M995 TRG-S. I am sorry to see it go, but at the moment I can't afford 2 STW's.

The good news is that now I can concentrate on my new STW. It is a semi custom that I got from Redhawk Rifles and I am REALLY happy with it. They call it their Alaskan Ti clone. It is built on a stainless Rem 700 action with a stainless 26" Douglas premium barrel and a B&C medalist stock which has a full length bedding block and a nice soft decellerator pad. The barrel is a #4 contour and is fluted; The bolt body is spiral fluted and the bolt handle is skeletonized. After the machine work, it was blueprinted and cryogenically relieved. The rifle weighs 6.9 lbs bare. I wanted to keep it as light as possible, so I put a Leupold VXIII 4.5 X 14 X 40 CDS in Talley lightweight rings on it. Scoped, it weighs 8.2 lbs, which is a full pound less than my old rifle. Redhawk broke it in and provided a test target that measured .397 for 3 shots. Of course, I wanted to shoot it as soon as I got it, but didn't have time to work up any handloads, so as soon as I got the scope mounted I took 2 boxes of factory loads out to the range. I tried the Nosler 160 gr Accubond and 140 gr Remington Core Lok'd ammo which were all I had on hand. Once I sighted in, both factory loads shot "ragged one hole groups". Needless to say, I was astounded. Another nice surprise was the recoil - or lack thereof. I was a little concerned that it would be stiff due to the light weight of the rig, and I don't use a brake... but it feels about the same as a 30-06 to me. I can only guess this is due to the stock design. All my dealings with Redhawk have been top shelf, and I would highly recommend them to anyone here. I am looking forward to seeing how this rifle will shoot after some load development.
Bob, congrats on both accounts, one being selling the one that you have been trying to sell for a while now, and to the new RedHawk Rifle. I'm glad to hear of the accuracy, fit and finish, but I'm not surprised. Everything I hear, from anybody who has dealt with them has been positive. I'll bet you will have years of pleasure with your new toy!
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:33 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I just picked up a lb of rl25 and I want to try it. I paid a lot though, 30 bucks? I have speer spire points 154, berger 140 and 168, and barnes original x, maybe some 140 accubonds too, any load ideas on these 4. My twist is 1-9. I have fed 215 primers on hand. I'm gonna check my manual in a few minutes. Actually, I probably should go and look up the powders website too.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:54 PM
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I just picked up a lb of rl25 and I want to try it. I paid a lot though, 30 bucks? I have speer spire points 154, berger 140 and 168, and barnes original x, maybe some 140 accubonds too, any load ideas on these 4. My twist is 1-9. I have fed 215 primers on hand. I'm gonna check my manual in a few minutes. Actually, I probably should go and look up the powders website too.
Ed, I think you can try 80-81 grains with the 140 class bullets, 78-79 grains with the 154 grain, and I don't know what to tell you on the Barnes originals. Those things have a lot of bearing surface, and they don't react like lead core, or even the TSX, LRX, or TTSX bullets. I've been using 215 GM primers, but finding those things are like finding frog teeth!!. I've been shooting my " less hungry" rifles recently, due to the loading supply issue. I have a pretty good supply of the things I need for them.
I think I paid $27.00 bucks for the last RL25, and I just bought some H1000, which was about the same. I can not find H4350 anywhere! Enjoy!
PS, I think you will like the RL25. I get more velocity, less pressure, and lower ES, SD.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Ed, I think you can try 80-81 grains with the 140 class bullets, 78-79 grains with the 154 grain, and I don't know what to tell you on the Barnes originals. Those things have a lot of bearing surface, and they don't react like lead core, or even the TSX, LRX, or TTSX bullets. I've been using 215 GM primers, but finding those things are like finding frog teeth!!. I've been shooting my " less hungry" rifles recently, due to the loading supply issue. I have a pretty good supply of the things I need for them.
I think I paid $27.00 bucks for the last RL25, and I just bought some H1000, which was about the same. I can not find H4350 anywhere! Enjoy!
PS, I think you will like the RL25. I get more velocity, less pressure, and lower ES, SD.
I'll second my partner in crime on all of that
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:04 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Well Christmas has come again at my place. Everything was delivered this week to finish putting my custom Sako STW together. Now if only the weather would turn around, so the road will melt out to get to our club.

Here's the run down,

Sako TRG-s m995 Action, Bolt and Trigger,
Kreiger 7mm SS #6 Contour 1-9 Barrel chamber in 7mm STW
JP Enterprises Bennie Cooley Brake
Whiskey 3 Chassis from Kinetic Research
Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm TMR Reticle M1 turrets.
Sko Optilock Quick release bases and rings.
Bipod is a Mystic Precision MPOD

Here it is, my Kitchen table isn't the best setting, but it will have to do for now.





Can't wait to get this to the range!
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