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

 
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:19 PM
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At what point do you guys stop loading to mag length and start hand feeding your stw's? Do you load 168 VLD's and 168 Accubonds to mag length?
You will find that the STW likes a healthy bit of jump, Loading close to the lands shows no gain in most cases and Never load into the lands with the STW .....Bad Things Happen
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:30 PM
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At what point do you guys stop loading to mag length and start hand feeding your stw's? Do you load 168 VLD's and 168 Accubonds to mag length?
I won't load longer than mag length.

As for bullets I'm shooting accubonds, Sirocco, and Hornady Interbonds.

If I were going to limit myself to singleshot capability I'd go back to shooting Ruger No1's.
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You will find that the STW likes a healthy bit of jump, Loading close to the lands shows no gain in most cases and Never load into the lands with the STW .....Bad Things Happen
Yep, pressure can get really ugly, really fast.
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Thanks guys. Will do.
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Thanks guys. Will do.
No Problem .....
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Mine was shooting great up against the lands, but I recently backed it off 0.030" to see if that helps my pressure issue.
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Mine was shooting great up against the lands, but I recently backed it off 0.030" to see if that helps my pressure issue.
You can try backing off the charge a hair and/or slower burning powder if backing off causes accuracy to drop off.

One thing I'm wondering is, is there a difference in how different mfg's and custom makers cut the angle on the transition from the freebore running up to the lans?

I'm postulating that if you have a longer/flatter slope on that run then you'll have less pressure problems than you would with a sharper/steeper transition.

I was also thinking that the longer transition would cause more accuracy issues if you back off vs the sharper angle.

Maybe some of the real gurus will chime in. This is pure theory on my part.
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