Originally Posted by Caknives
Hey everyone, I'm new here and just found this, go figure! Just got my STW home a few weeks ago! Had it built kind of on accident but so far love it! 700 action, PTD bolt, sako extractor, custom trigger and rechambered stainless weatherby 7 mag barrel. Everything squared and blueprinted. Shoots like a laser. Still need to upgrade stock and scope but can't say enough good things about it! Can't wait to sift through this thread!
Welcome to "The Brotherhood".
The biggest problem you will find is that you have too much fun shooting it and will tend to want to shoot, and shoot, and shoot.
That's a killer for barrels in the STW so just make your mind up now, no more than three shots without at least a 5 minute cool down in the shade with the bolt open.
Keep with that and you'll find that rifle will last you a very long time.
One other suggestion I'd make is after you follow the proper break in process (use whatever your maker recommends) clean it out completely, then clean it again and send it off to be melonited. That will increase the barrel life dramatically and it's a minimal price to pay for that extension.