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

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

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OK Folks I recently did some trading with a member of LRH and i ended up with a 7mm stw in savage model 112 with a stainless 26'' barrel and a blued action with a synthetic stock and adjustible trigger. i have never seen one but it is a cool rifle . it has never been fired and i have not had a chance to take it out yet but i did do some home work and found that i cant load anything longer than 3.600 because of the magazine and if i load the berger 168 grain it would be a mile from the rifling . I think i measured it at 3.86 or somewhere right in there.
what would you guys suggest ?
I suggest trying a 140-160 grain seirra, barnes, or nosler with rl25 or retumbo (rl22 or h1000 could be good too) under it and a mag. primer. You may have to form brass from another belted mag at present as many places are out of stw brass. A couple of guys are doing well with the 154 hornady. I don't usually snuggle up to the rifling so I stay to the pills that don't care as much.
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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    I suggest trying a 140-160 grain seirra, barnes, or nosler with rl25 or retumbo (rl22 or h1000 could be good too) under it and a mag. primer. You may have to form brass from another belted mag at present as many places are out of stw brass. A couple of guys are doing well with the 154 hornady. I don't usually snuggle up to the rifling so I stay to the pills that don't care as much.
    Ditto what he said!
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    I'm going to re-barrel my 7wsm into a 24" length, want it to be a lightweight hammer with about a 130-55 grain bullet, like to keep it under 8lbs., with scope. What barrel contour and weight? I shoot it offhand and with sticks or kneeling sometimes, so I want it to balance too. Stock recommendations appreciated also. Action is a win mod-70 post 64. Shank length?

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    I'm going to re-barrel my 7wsm into a 24" length, want it to be a lightweight hammer with about a 130-55 grain bullet, like to keep it under 8lbs., with scope. What barrel contour and weight? I shoot it offhand and with sticks or kneeling sometimes, so I want it to balance too. Stock recommendations appreciated also. Action is a win mod-70 post 64. Shank length?

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    Ed,I would go with a Brux #1 .560at the crown and 2.5 pounds i think with a 2.25 shank if it was me still light but with a little meat too
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    finally had a chance to take my 7stw out and shoot it at 200 yards. i was really impressed. shot a 1.25" 3 shot group which was .25" tighter than what it shot at 100 yards. this is the first rifle i have had that actually got a tighter group at 200 than 100. now i just need to find more ammo.which is really a pain in the rear.
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    swpc629 has STW brass for sale in the classifieds
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    Southern Precision is where I bought my Brux.
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