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

 
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:18 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I see a lot of information about the Berger 168's and 180's. Is anyone working with the lighter bullets? I am currently shooting 140 TSX's with good results, but wondering what else is out there.

Lots of guys on here with more experience than me. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:34 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

There are several guys on here shooting 139 & 140 gr bullets. Unfortunately I cannot help in this department.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:47 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I see a lot of information about the Berger 168's and 180's. Is anyone working with the lighter bullets? I am currently shooting 140 TSX's with good results, but wondering what else is out there.

Lots of guys on here with more experience than me. Any help would be appreciated.
Berger VLDs need to be kept at 3200fps or less or they may vaporize after exiting the barrel. Sonme people have gotten lucky and been able to push them to 3300fps in other cartridges and calibers, but for the most part the STW would certainly push a 140g out to 3400 fps and it probablly wouldn't survive it.

This, for the most part is why you won't see guys shooting them out of a STW. Butterbean and 7 STW are right. If you want to shoot a 140g class bullet the Barnes TTSX and the TSX are the way to go. Accubonds and Hornady Interbonds would do nicely as well.

I shoot the 180g Bergers and I did pick up a couple of boxes of 168g Bergers (target only) to try out of my rifle. I got a good deal on them.

My attetion has shifted (at least for this cartridge) to a heavy for caliber bullet for hunting that could be seated to fit the magazine. TheBergers have to be seated way out there to be accurate and I want to have an option other than a bullet that I have to shoot single shot. I've decided that I like a 175g Sierra Gameking and they shoot 1 holers out of my rifle.

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

Sorry guys, gotta plug the Barnes LRX's as well. I shoot a 168 LRX in front of a stout load of retumbo at 3268fps into 1/2 moa at 100 yards. Also, the 145 LRX too....
From 7STW--My " formula is as follows, and standard disclaimer applies obviously.
82.0 - RL25 - 145 LRX @ 3.687 coal. 215 GM.

He says that is a very accurate load in his rifle as well.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:55 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Some say Federal is good, some say bad. Mine lasted 4-5 loads before they started splitting. And my buddy had issues with his Remington 300 WM brass growing really rapidly.

I think it's just a hit or miss kinda thing.
It is a hit and miss thing with the Federal brass. Most of my experience with Federal has been with 7mm Rem mag and .30-06 Brass. I really didn't care for it as it showed pressure much faster in both calibers than Remington, which I used mostly with both rifles. I ended up giving the 7mm Brass to my Dad, who doesn't shoot his 7mm Rem mag much at all, and gave my .30-06 Brass to my Brother in law.

I have found that the best 7mm mag Brass out there is Norma, the best .30-06 Brass is Lake City Match (Which I use to Fire form my .30-06 AI cases from).

I would really like to get my hands on some RWS .300 H&H Brass and Fireform some 7 STWs out of it. That I think would be the best brass out there.

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

Thanks for the heads up on the Burgers. I have been really happy with the TSX'S. they are good on paper and performance on game has been good as well.

Looks like I'm sticking with the TSX.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I've never heard of the bergers exploding beyond 3,300 fps when leaving the muzzle...

I'm more of a 160+ fan for my 7Mags and STW. For lighter scenarios the 115 Berger VLD's out of my .257 Wby Mag do the trick for me...Although I'm waiting to test my latest load of H1000 for it to see how well they're gonna group. I love that little .257....She's a lazer beam out to 500.
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