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

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:26 PM
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I wish Meloniting had been around back 10-11 years ago, and I would have had my STW barrel done...

Is it too late with around 500 down the tube? Or would it still be worth it?

What you think Rose? Also, how much does it cost? And who's the best?
If you can get it clean enough I'm not sure any round count would be too high really providing there's no appreciable throat erosion.

If there is any fire cracking they won't want to touch it though because the process could possibly make those cracks worse.

I can't say who the best is but there have been several threads here at LRH on the subject where guys discussed having it done and who did it for them.

I'm going to do three more custom LR rigs over the next three years. One 7mm STW, one 300 wm and one 264wm and I'm going to have all three of them done along with a couple of my existing rigs that don't have many rounds down them yet.

From everything I have seen, heard, or red there really is no downside to having it done and a whole lot of upside.
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Shouldn't be much throat erosion and shouldn't be any fire-cracking...I try to take pretty good care of her. She still drives tacks and shoots 1-hole. Not that in my younger years I wasn't a little hard on it by shooting it consistantly without proper cool-down times. But nothing extreme. I've had it since new.

I am gonna get with my smith and find out why my brass are separating that high above the belt, though.

Could it have been a bad batch of brass?
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Shouldn't be much throat erosion and shouldn't be any fire-cracking...I try to take pretty good care of her. She still drives tacks and shoots 1-hole. Not that in my younger years I wasn't a little hard on it by shooting it consistantly without proper cool-down times. But nothing extreme. I've had it since new.

I am gonna get with my smith and find out why my brass are separating that high above the belt, though.

Could it have been a bad batch of brass?
Could be. How many times have these been fired? It is possible to just wear them out although I usually start seeing cracking around the necks and loosened primer pockets before anything like that. In fact I don't think I've ever seen it.
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Funny thing is, the necks are perfect and the primer pockets are still decent enough to not show any signs of pressure leaking...Damndest thing I've ever seen.

They were factory loaded Federal ammo when I bought it years ago. And I've loaded them probably 4 times or so. But I don't load them really hot or anything.

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Funny thing is, the necks are perfect and the primer pockets are still decent enough to not show any signs of pressure leaking...Damndest thing I've ever seen.

They were factory loaded Federal ammo when I bought it years ago. And I've loaded them probably 4 times or so. But I don't load them really hot or anything.

Well you just answered the question. "Federal Brass" is your answer.

The knock on Federal brass is that it is too soft.

If you check your resizing die you might find a little lip/edge in there at exactly that same point.

Others might argue the point but I wouldn't worry about it.

You can always put a shell holder on a drill and use some very fine sand paper or emery cloth to buff that lip off but I really doubt it's causing you any problems with performance.
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It looks to me like you are bumping your shoulder back to far causing to much head space. I take the firing pin out of the bolt back the size die out 1/4 turn and size a case. I keep turning the die in a little and trying the case in the gun.If the bolt drops you have went in to far. It should drop half way down and the rest of the way with very little presure.When you get this run a case in all the way and screw the lock ring down and lock it. I do this for every die I have. If you have multible guns you have to do this every time for each gun.
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It looks to me like you are bumping your shoulder back to far causing to much head space. I take the firing pin out of the bolt back the size die out 1/4 turn and size a case. I keep turning the die in a little and trying the case in the gun.If the bolt drops you have went in to far. It should drop half way down and the rest of the way with very little presure.When you get this run a case in all the way and screw the lock ring down and lock it. I do this for every die I have. If you have multible guns you have to do this every time for each gun.
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