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

 
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Thanks for the thread. I have six 7mm STW's and have been shooting it since the 8mm rem mag was introduced in 1977. It gained extensive popularity through the 70's and 80's and then in the 90's when Layne Simpson got involved with it he thank goodness was able to get it names as a standard cartridge the STW. This is one of the best long range cartridges we have to work with. It is the largest case and most power in 7mm with any kind of barrel life. The 7mm RUM is slightly faster but blows through barrels pretty fast. The STW is just right. Basically what it gave us in 1977 was the very popular 7mm-300 wby ballistics with cheap remington brass. My rifles have 26", 28" and 30 inch barrels and I think they all have Mcmillan stocks. The barrels are from Douglass, Pac-Nor and Hart. I have numerous loads from 140-180 grain bullets with them. It is just a great cartridge to shoot and every long range hunter needs one if they are thinking about 7mm. It has set several 1000 yard bench records and has been popular on that circuit for many years.
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Was gong to try some 4831, as I have some on hand. What's your preferred powder for the 162s? (besides the retumbo) I have a habit of buying a bunch of diff powders and really wanted to avoid it this time.
I have been experimenting with H-1000, but if you have rl22, or 7828' those will work. Start at around 74.5 and work up. Don't be afraid to try standard primers also. Especially WLR Winchester primers, they work for me very well. Either one of those three will work well once you find your load. It won't take long either, those 162 A-Maxes shoot like a dream in anything I put them in. Take care, have fun, and enjoy.

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Thanks for the thread. I have six 7mm STW's and have been shooting it since the 8mm rem mag was introduced in 1977. It gained extensive popularity through the 70's and 80's and then in the 90's when Layne Simpson got involved with it he thank goodness was able to get it names as a standard cartridge the STW. This is one of the best long range cartridges we have to work with. It is the largest case and most power in 7mm with any kind of barrel life. The 7mm RUM is slightly faster but blows through barrels pretty fast. The STW is just right. Basically what it gave us in 1977 was the very popular 7mm-300 wby ballistics with cheap remington brass. My rifles have 26", 28" and 30 inch barrels and I think they all have Mcmillan stocks. The barrels are from Douglass, Pac-Nor and Hart. I have numerous loads from 140-180 grain bullets with them. It is just a great cartridge to shoot and every long range hunter needs one if they are thinking about 7mm. It has set several 1000 yard bench records and has been popular on that circuit for many years.
Wow, I thought I was bad having three of them and in process of building another.I also agree that the STW is about as much overbore as is needed. The RUM is TOO much, had one, hated it, traded it. Welcome to the Brotherhood!

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

Boo-Hoo. I sold mine in 2000. I bought it for my last year of living in Wyoming, (1999) for elk. I shot 2 boxes of ammo through it and 1 shot at a spike elk at 450 yards. I shot, found the elk in my scope again and he was just standing there. I thought, missed. Jacked another round in and placed my crosshair again in the same spot, (top of his shoulder). Before I could pull the trigger he just fell over!! Now I want another one!!
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Great story! DRT... that's fun hunting, less trailing, it's helps when you get older.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Something a little bit different. A Highwall that was originally in 7 mag. Rechambered it to an STW when it was still a wildcat round.
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this thread has taken off, keep up the great info guys
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