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

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:21 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Gday Fellas, I know you all are very aware of this bu bullets in the 160gn and up especially the vlds which really do need a 1-9 twist minimum(there will be arguments) need to be tested at at least 200 yards. That is where they get to start doing their best. Those with a couple of stringer shots need to try this before going to radical on mechanical change.Hope that helps a few brothers.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:37 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

After some thought, I think I'm going to load up those 3 loads again and give them a chance at 300yds. All three are worthy of a second look. I'll have to try for a really calm day.

7stw,

I really like this rifle. It is a sweet shooter. I did have to remove a bit of the bedding block and some stock material to get the oversized lug to fit. I also rebedded the lug area and the fit is good and tight. The brake isn't as quiet as I'd like, but it tames the recoil alot. It's like shooting a .22-250. I can actually see the bullets impact.

Like I said before, I was supprised to see how well retumbo really did with the 180s. They are really flat shooting. Should be able to get it tweaked pretty easily. Won't take much. Then we'll try stretching it's legs way out there.

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:17 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Dano, I don't blame you. All of those loads showed promise, and especially that 78- Retumbo load. And yeah, I bet those 180's do shoot flat. I have not shot them, but may give them a try with the new gun. I did however shoot some 190 VLD's in the 300 ultra. From 100 to 200, they did not drop, but the recoil really let me know that I was alive. WOW.
As far as the brake goes, it seems that the more effective they are, the more louder they are. I am considering putting one on my 300 ultra. I have just dealt with the recoil up til' now, but I'm getting a little tired of the recoil, and it really does shoot well.
I would be willing to bet that the group you shoot at 300, with the 78- Retumbo, will shoot as good as it did at 100. Take care and let me know how you make out.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:45 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I'm in the market for another scope, I'd like to hear about that Vortex you just bought. Do you have some strong rings for the stw. She's a powerhouse!
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:49 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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How accurate is the SST bullet, what is he shooting it at target or game? Does it perform well on game, what distances?

Thanks
I was able to shoot it last year in Colorado. 525 yards across an open field and right on the money for a nice one shot kill on a 3x3. Bullet hits similar to a ballistic tip, but not quite as violent, of course the distance could have a lot to do with that.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:06 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Sounds like the SST is good at that distance range, does in work on shorter ranges? Did you recover the bullet? What did it look like and do at that range? Where did it enter-exit?

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:37 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I'm in the market for another scope, I'd like to hear about that Vortex you just bought. Do you have some strong rings for the stw. She's a powerhouse!

Well I absolutely love the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle. It has great glass, nice tactical turrets (it tracks perfectly) and the EBR-1 MOA Reticle in the FFP is not too big or too small. I really like the illumination too.

The set-up I use on my Remington 700 Sendero is a 20 MOA EGW for the Picatinny rail and Burris 30 mm Tactical Rings. They seem to hold pretty well and with the 20 MOA rail I can dial it almost up to a mile if I want.
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