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

 
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:48 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Yeah I had never done that to a case in 20yrs of reloading until this year working up a load for my dads 7RM actually kinda scared me when it thaught about how close it came to blowing up .
What kinda velocity you getting with 71gr of 7828 hodgdon shows 72 @ 2920 but that's with a handicapped 24" barrel. If I could get 3000 with a 180gr pill I'd be happy.
It looks like you are pushing the shoulder back to far when you are sizing.Back your die off.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:46 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I have a 37" barrel blank and after reading this thread I decide on 7 stw what should I chop it off to?
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:20 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

26"-28" should work fine. If it were mine, I'd probably go 28" on it, since I like shooting the heavy pills, so I could gain a little more velocity.

Hell, you could even go 30" if you wanted.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:56 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I like shooting heavy bullets also, I was thinking 30-32"
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:22 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I just had a STW built Love the rifle it started life as 300 ultra mag but had it rebareled to a 26 in Stainless Fluted barrel. Its been pillars installed and glass bedded for stiffening the action.It has a 6.5-20-44 Weaver scope on it. So far its been fun testing loads out for it 3 quarter of a inch at a 100 with 140's and IMR 7828. tested it out to 300 yards so far plan to go out to 500 as soon as the hay is cut.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:31 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Nice rifle...Welcome to the brotherhood.

Also, I saw your other post...Don't be afriad to try the big heavies in the 9" twist. My rifle is a factory Sendero SF in 7mmSTW, and it also has a 26" 9" twist barrel. I have no issues stabilizing the 180 grian Berger bullets. I also shoot 7828 SSC powder, use 215M primers, and Nosler brass.

I'm running my Berger 180 Hybrids just a frog's hair under 3,000 fps without any pressure signs. And that load is stacking 5 shots inside a dime @ 100 yards. I wil continue ladder testing my way to see how hot I can get it, and then back it off a little bit and chrono it, to see how fast it is.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:57 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Gentlemen ......I'm gonna put this on here first ......Winchester Sporting SharpShooter in 7mm STW .... It's a 9.5 out of 10 no glass or Bipod but I'll leave the rings and bases $1200
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