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

 
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:57 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Gamehawker,
For reference, I get 3348 with 82.0 H1000 in my Sendero with 140 Bal. Tips, Fed 215 primer.

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Bob,

Don't get discouraged. Is the barrel broke in? Scope rings and base torqued to spec?
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Here's my experience today.


I was breaking in a 6.5x55 I had cut to 24" and recrowned, trigger etc. The neck is really tight and it won't accomodate ammunition that is too long. Well, I was shooting some cheap stuff (15 shots down the tube, same ammo) and loaded a round and couldn't get the bolt closed on number 16. I'm nervous about this gun a little, really. I had to tap the bolt out and it pulled the case out but left the bullet in the gun. It happened so fast and powder went everywhere! Then I realized I should check the gun as I couldn't find the bullet? I borrowed a ram road and discovered it was still in the gun, and it was pretty stuck!? I decided not to shoot anymore until I clean it and tell the story. WTF...... Is safety the most important thing or what!

Any thoughts on what happened and opinions about the gun or what to do next? It has a match grade barrel and I am thinking it was cut with a tight throat reamer, but not super deep? Do I need a go/no go guage?

It shoots well.

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

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Bob,

Don't get discouraged. Is the barrel broke in? Scope rings and base torqued to spec?
remington put 40 shots thru it before they sent it back to me. I've put about 45 shot thru it myself. I dbl checked base screws at 30# and rings are at 25#, dry. Action screws are at 65# dry.
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remington put 40 shots thru it before they sent it back to me. I've put about 45 shot thru it myself. I dbl checked base screws at 30# and rings are at 25#, dry. Action screws are at 65# dry.

I think your torque on your rings are way too tight. I have mine at 15 pounds.

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remington put 40 shots thru it before they sent it back to me. I've put about 45 shot thru it myself. I dbl checked base screws at 30# and rings are at 25#, dry. Action screws are at 65# dry.
Brother Bob, I am at a loss as far as your targets. The patterning indicates tension, or stress on the barrel. But that is not etched in stone. We know now that it is a light contour barrel. SOMETIMES, light barrels will shoot more accurate with upward tension on the front end of the barrel. Can you add card board shims under the end of the barrel? Use business cards, they work well. Adda few until you know you have about 7-8 lbs. Upward tension. Try that, that way you can rule that out. Your POI will change if you do this. Just be aware.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

just checking here, I stumbled upon this thread and, admittedly, have not read all 60+ pages, but I have a 7STW question.

Can a 7mm rem mag be rechambered to 7STW, for example a sendero if it hasn't been shot much?
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