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

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:07 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Wanting to add a 7 rem mag or 7 STW to my collection. I do reload and expect to use the berger 168 VLD. What kind of barrel life can I expect from these?

Looking for a Sendero but will probably have to settle for a standard Remington 700 and upgrade the barrel down the road as well as add a bell and Carlson stock. I'm from SC so game does not get that big.

Any suggestions.

Currently reloading for 270 Win with Berger Classic hunters in 130 VLD's getting 2960 with a 22 inch Boss barrel. Also Reloading pistol calibers.
Start with a quality stainless barrel. Break it in, then get it melonited.

Following that just use common sense and don't shoot it hot and it will last you many thousands of rounds.

There is some throat erosion with each shot you take but it accelerates exponentially if you shoot long strings without letting it cool down.

As a rule I never shoot more than 3 shots without letting it cool down at least five minutes and even my factory Rem barrel in my original STW shows no noticeable wear and it's over twenty years old.

I actually was planning to have it re-barreled with a longer and heavier contour barrel than it came with a couple of years back but my gunsmith scoped it and said "don't bother".

He saved me about a grand that day and the truth is, it's still a sub MOA rifle shooting the same Winchester Supreme 140gr that I bought in bulk right after I bought the rifle.

Here's the rifle.

Longest Bobcat ever... .
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:16 PM
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Totally off subject but I'm so DAMN excited that I have to share this with the brothers!!!

I jut got notice I was drawn for NM elk in the Valle calderas special lottery!!!!
I don't know what hunt or what weapon but no matter what, it's a sweet deal I think!!!!
That is a great place to shoot with the 7mm STW. You can get some long shots there.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:35 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Well, some of you might laugh at this. I finally shot my two new rifles today. About a year and half ago I bought a M70 stainless Featherweight in 30-06 and then last year I bought a M70 Sharpshooter 7mm STW from Butterbean.

So, the STW has Nikon Monarch 4-16x with Side Focus on it, and I installed the tall target knobs too. Once I was on paper to where I was happy at 50 yards, I moved to 100 yards. I had to move it a bit to get it where I wanted at 100 yards, then I went for a group. Now, this is with factory ammo too, as I am still not setup for reloading.

So, the group was with two almost in one hole, moved the scope on the first shot in the string as I was not happy with where it was at. Then I shot the '06 for a few so the STW could cool. I shot 3 more, with two almost in one hole and one touching. I am very impressed, as the barrel was dirty. The factory load was Federal Premium, 160 gr Sierra Game King BT's, 3200 fps. This is an old load that I have had, with about 6 boxes to boot.

Maybe next week I will take the Ruger No.1 STW out and see how that is shooting
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:43 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Well, some of you might laugh at this. I finally shot my two new rifles today. About a year and half ago I bought a M70 stainless Featherweight in 30-06 and then last year I bought a M70 Sharpshooter 7mm STW from Butterbean.

So, the STW has Nikon Monarch 4-16x with Side Focus on it, and I installed the tall target knobs too. Once I was on paper to where I was happy at 50 yards, I moved to 100 yards. I had to move it a bit to get it where I wanted at 100 yards, then I went for a group. Now, this is with factory ammo too, as I am still not setup for reloading.

So, the group was with two almost in one hole, moved the scope on the first shot in the string as I was not happy with where it was at. Then I shot the '06 for a few so the STW could cool. I shot 3 more, with two almost in one hole and one touching. I am very impressed, as the barrel was dirty. The factory load was Federal Premium, 160 gr Sierra Game King BT's, 3200 fps. This is an old load that I have had, with about 6 boxes to boot.

Maybe next week I will take the Ruger No.1 STW out and see how that is shooting
Dude I was wondering where you were at ....I didnt want to brag on that rig but its Bad Bro and i really miss it but Im glad that you have it so I know its in good hands
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:48 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I was actually kicked out of the house by my wife, as she said I needed some time for myself.

I have been helping with the kids so much, that she wanted me to go have some fun.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Wow!!!! Can you have her call my wife????
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I was actually kicked out of the house by my wife, as she said I needed some time for myself.

I have been helping with the kids so much, that she wanted me to go have some fun.
Been then and done that .......Got the T-Shirt somewhere ....Hope everything works out for you
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