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

 
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:15 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I guess I am rambling now Dano.

Ok my turn to ramble. I have used the Sierra Game Kings in the hollow point version in a 270 on deer, nilgai and black bear. All with one shot kills. I stopped using the bullet because it had a terrible bc of the mid 300s, and I used the Nosler BT in the 270 and 300 win mag.

For the STW, I have used the 162 ssts, as stated before, I have now purchased the 168 bergers and 180 bergers. I will also try the Hornaday Amax in 162 and possibly the Cutting Edge Bullet since California has lost its mind and makes us hunt all copper in areas to protect the condors.

I am really enjoying this thread. How fast do you think you can safely push a 160 gr class bullet? With a 26 or longer barrel isnt 3300 possible?
I have been thinking about that, and I think you are hard pressed in a 26' without getting pressure. In a 28, I think it can be done. Problem is, if you OVERDRIVE the bullets, they come unglued. That sucks! I am starting to think that slower is better as far as keeping the bullets together. They are more accurate too! Now when I say slow, I don't mean TOO slow, I'm talking reasonable, but still STW fast. I have seen what happens to a 168 driven at 3369. It wasn't pretty. That was in 30 caliber.
P/S, California has lost it's mind, but I think that plague may spread eastward!
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I talked to Len on here, the site owner, about 2 years ago or so, he had been shooting a 7 Dakota for quite awhile. The Dakota is only a couple grains of powder under an STW and a good case design, I think he said he ran his at 3075, the 177 grain Cauterucios, he seemed to absolutely love them. Shortly thereafter he went to a Brerger bullet in 7 Dakota I gathered on here. I never spoke with him about the Bergers. The next I read, I think he switched to 6.5 caliber, 6.5x284 and was running Bergers in it?

The 177 Cauterucios may be the ticket if they shoot in your gun. If anyone has shot them, in a STW, please chime in.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I am really enjoying this thread. How fast do you think you can safely push a 160 gr class bullet? With a 26 or longer barrel isnt 3300 possible?
I had an Weatherby Accumark 7STW that shot the 160 Barnes TSX at 3325 out of a stock barrel 26" into 1/2" 3shot groups at 200 yards consistently using IMR-7828 and no pressure issues. It was at the top but I'd get 5/6 firings before the brass give up primer pockets.

Unfortunately I no longer have that rifle. Since I have had 2 different 7STW's one of which is an Accumark and it cannot come close to what the previous one did with the 160's but this one wails the 140 TTSX out there very well....just like the cartridge was originally designed to do.

i really think a 28" can get you there though.

So it is possible, yes if everything lines up...The right powder..chamber dimensions.....barrel groove/bore dia.'s and the right bullet. Did I mention Venus and the Moon. Wish I had that 'ole rifle.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I have a 30 in tube and have busted 3300 with a couple of different powders and 162 amax bullets.

I also love this thread. I am glad to see so many people and so much info dealing with the stw.
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I have a 30 in tube and have busted 3300 with a couple of different powders and 162 amax bullets.

I also love this thread. I am glad to see so many people and so much info dealing with the stw.
Yeah, this thread is rockin'. 487 with this addition. Also, check out the views! 18,000 and something! Holy %>€ŁĄ!
Any who, a friend of mine owns a SUPER sick, accurate 40x BR, in 7STW. He has a 27 1/4 inch barrel. He does not load hot, in fact he is very conservative. He has been shooting 160 partitions since day one, and told me a while back that he has seen 3212 on his screen. I don't know if that is the load he is shooting, but it is a indicator that you need the extra length to get it. I really think that if you do get it in a 26, you are certainly into and above 65,000 , and I care to not go there. It is just a matter of time before something lets go, or you over stress the action. I'll pass !!! I think that a safe but near max load with a optimal powder, will get you close,and in the real world, that close is close enough. The deer wont run away from the difference. IMHO !!!!
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My new Viper PST 6- 24x 50 FFP in EBR-1 MOA just came in. I cant wait to mount it on my 7STW and see how she works!
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My new Viper PST 6- 24x 50 FFP in EBR-1 MOA just came in. I cant wait to mount it on my 7STW and see how she works!
Good stuff man, enjoy!
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