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

 
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:03 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I have been thinking of going back to box length since I have decided on the Noslers. I'm also picking up some rl22.

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

Black Sheep,
One of my rifles is a 700 SPS SS rechambered and it does pretty darn good for a factory Rem. barrel, shoots 160gr. Nosler AB's in the high .6's and this is my main rig for hunting for now. Killed a 10 pt. at 304yds. this year with it. The stw makes quick, easy work out a 300 yard shot. My brother has the twin to my rig and almost shoots as good, his seems to like 140's better.
FE
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:57 PM
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Howdy, Just had 7mm stw built by Randy Selby. Kreiger #5 barrel, 1-8.5 twist, 27"long, rem action trued, jewell trigger, bedded B&C medalist stock, tubb recoil lugg, manson reamer, tight chamber on shoulder instead of belt. First 4 shots break-in, then next 4 on clean barrel with 74 grains retumbo, 175 gr matck king, fed 215m primer, shot in same hole at 100 yrds. Tried to up velocity with 75g, 76g, 77g, and 78 gr. Pressure was ok, but after the 4 shots in same hole accuracy left and never returned. Have tried everything you can think. Scope, rings, bullets, powders, primers, seating, cleaning etc. Now has 215 rounds thru it and best group is 1 1/2". Any suggestions?

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:18 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Black Sheep,
One of my rifles is a 700 SPS SS rechambered and it does pretty darn good for a factory Rem. barrel, shoots 160gr. Nosler AB's in the high .6's and this is my main rig for hunting for now. Killed a 10 pt. at 304yds. this year with it. The stw makes quick, easy work out a 300 yard shot. My brother has the twin to my rig and almost shoots as good, his seems to like 140's better.
FE
Dammit, now I'm going to have to explain ANOTHER rifle purchase to the wife!!! I figure for $500 shipped and background, I couldn't beat that for a SS 7mm. Even if it sits in the safe until it becomes a donor action in a few years for a 338 Edge (or whatever LR caliber you guys make me get ) it will be a good investment. Anyone want to buy a Ruger M77 in 7RM to appease the wife
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

WSM

It's hard to understand what you are saying. The initial load with Retumbo shot one hole groups and then you tried to increase velocity with more powder? Is that right?

Now after 215 rounds down the tube it is no longer a 1 hole shooter? When did the groups widen, at what powder level? Was it a stwady progression with powder variance?

Can you go back and see if the first formula stills works? What was the velocity originally and now with the powder change?
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Thanks 7stw, I won't give up, my 7 stw has too much potential! I really love the way it shoots. I'll try the 7828 and H-1000.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

New barrel shots 1-4 with 73 gr. retumbo. group size 2". Shots 5-8 with 74 gr. retumbo gouped 1 hole velocity was around 2825-2850. Shots 9-25 grouped 1-2" trying 75gr., 76 gr., 77 gr., 78 gr. All subsequent shots changing seating depths, powders, primers, bullets, scopes, mounts, rings, neck trimming, etc. have not grouped. Even same load that grouped orginally won't group. The gun builder Randy Selby says to try nosler partition, or hornady interlock. I did no luck. Don't know what to do!
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