Originally Posted by gunsmith2
In process of finishing up my stw. need to get scope for it. thinking on 3-12x56 conquest. would like a night force but price is a little high. going to shoot 168 bergers-78 gr 7828--smokes them out pretty good. hope it all works. jp
Originally Posted by 80 grains
I recently acquired some handloads with Barnes. Im very curious to see the results. Im a ballistic tip nut myself. Especially after seeing the 2 inch hole thru a half inch thick plate of steel. Lol
Good Lord! It looked like it was made by a press. Ive never seen a bullet do that before.
80 grains, I tried to reply to your comment earlier, but my computer wouldn't cooperate. First off, welcome to the Brotherhood. As far as the Sendero goes, you just can't go wrong with them. I presently own, and have owned them in not only the STW, but other calibers too, and they are really tough to beat.
As to using the 140 grain bullet, I'm right there with you too. Typical and readable velocity can be realized at 3400, without over stressing the chamber or brass. The STW is a fantastic round, and once you learn how to harness the energy, and enjoy the accuracy, you are hooked for life. And if you aren't careful, you may become a multi stw NUT. ( there are a few of those here, present company, included)
I too enjoy Nosler BT, CT, AB, and Partition. One of mine has a steady diet of 140 CT, and it loves them. Again, Welcome, and enjoy!
PS, don't know why it double replied, which included gunsmith2. Sorry gunsmith2!