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Old 05-06-2013, 07:09 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:14 PM
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Hey guys, just wanted to pass along a little tid bit of info. For those of you that may have a 7 RUM, the full length resizer for the RUM can be made to do a perfect neck sizer for the STW. But , you MUST back it off about .030, or you will contact, or partially push back the shoulder. I tried it a while back, and found an even better way, using a seven mag die, backed WAAAYYY of, but the 7 ultra die will do the same, with NO body contact. Again, just be sure to back it off a little, or better yet, smoke the neck and shoulder, and run it down to the bottom of the neck. 7STW out!
I mentioned that one in the 7stw thread about a year ago It works well but with some of my brass the neck tension is a bit low after you run it through the 7rum die. ymmv.

How's it going lately 7stw ??? we haven't bantered about the stw's much since I got mine pretty well figured out....
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:50 AM
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I mentioned that one in the 7stw thread about a year ago It works well but with some of my brass the neck tension is a bit low after you run it through the 7rum die. ymmv.

How's it going lately 7stw ??? we haven't bantered about the stw's much since I got mine pretty well figured out....
Lefty, I seem to remember that the root of your rifles problem was in the bedding, if my memory serves me correctly. And then you put in pillars. ( I think ). I shot one of mine last Saturday, with a friend whom was working with his muzzle loader. I fired a few of the rounds that I had from hunting season. One was the 82.0-rl25-145 LRX @ 3.688. First group was .371, three shot @ 100 yards. I also have some 154 Hornady Spire points. That load is 81.0-rl25-154 @ 3.686. Both loads are lit with 215 GM primers. The interesting thing about the first load, is that it is using A Square brass. I believe, but could be wrong, that that brass is made for A Square by Norma. I bought three boxes from the guy that I bought my Sako 75 STW from, which is the same guy I bought my Sharpshooter from as well. They were loaded with 160 GK bullets. I shot some of them, and pulled bullets on the other ones. To date, this brass seems to last longer then any other. So, my personal quest is to aquire some Norma, 300-375 HH, or 300 Weatherby brass, all being Norma, and fire form it to STW. We've had this talk before.
My new custom 280 is shooting beyond my expectations. I also just picked up a R700 VSSF, in .308. It where's a Nikon Monarch 5-20 with shade and turrets. Also picked up another 700p in 300 Win mag. That thing thinks it is a 22-250, as far as accuracy goes. Again, I want to get some Norma brass for that one as well.
I reallylike that set up you have that graphs out the pressure spikes that you posted awhile back. Only if more people were to realize what happens when the trigger is pulled. That thing is the cats meow.
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Lefty, I seem to remember that the root of your rifles problem was in the bedding, if my memory serves me correctly. And then you put in pillars. ( I think ). I shot one of mine last Saturday, with a friend whom was working with his muzzle loader. I fired a few of the rounds that I had from hunting season. One was the 82.0-rl25-145 LRX @ 3.688. First group was .371, three shot @ 100 yards. I also have some 154 Hornady Spire points. That load is 81.0-rl25-154 @ 3.686. Both loads are lit with 215 GM primers. The interesting thing about the first load, is that it is using A Square brass. I believe, but could be wrong, that that brass is made for A Square by Norma. I bought three boxes from the guy that I bought my Sako 75 STW from, which is the same guy I bought my Sharpshooter from as well. They were loaded with 160 GK bullets. I shot some of them, and pulled bullets on the other ones. To date, this brass seems to last longer then any other. So, my personal quest is to aquire some Norma, 300-375 HH, or 300 Weatherby brass, all being Norma, and fire form it to STW. We've had this talk before.
My new custom 280 is shooting beyond my expectations. I also just picked up a R700 VSSF, in .308. It where's a Nikon Monarch 5-20 with shade and turrets. Also picked up another 700p in 300 Win mag. That thing thinks it is a 22-250, as far as accuracy goes. Again, I want to get some Norma brass for that one as well.
I reallylike that set up you have that graphs out the pressure spikes that you posted awhile back. Only if more people were to realize what happens when the trigger is pulled. That thing is the cats meow.
Take care!
I'd like to get a gauge on a couple of rifles I have now as I'm running non- book loads quite often lately. The lack of reloading data was originally why I put the gauge on. I've spoken with my brother in law and he thinks we'd have to buy another system as the computer interfaces and such are different than they were a few years ago. I'm not really sure I really need to drop a lot of $$ on something we pretty much figured out years ago though.

The pillars are in on my rifle and the lug and barrel channel are epoxied; I may shorten up the epoxy in the barrel channel for a partial float but I'm not sure. She's holding sub moa now; I'm not sure I want to waste barrel life with small tweaks. I found out she's also a 10" twist (not a 9" ish) so that's another reason it isn't liking the heavier bullets as well. I was chasing a couple of issues at once I guess.

It's good to hear your rifles are doing well. The 280 is a hell of a round and you will like it a lot in the field. My brother has had a 280 for years.

I'm eying some norma 416 rem brass at my lgs but I don't want to get into a situation where I need to turn necks or ream. I'm not set up for that. I guess I should just shoot up my rem stuff and win stuff first. I've got some of the a-square brass in 375 but they have 300 tsx pills wedged in their necks.

I've got to get some range time in; tried the other day only to find my range closed due to fire danger. I'll have to cross the river and shoot at the nicer range I guess.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:11 PM
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I'd like to get a gauge on a couple of rifles I have now as I'm running non- book loads quite often lately. The lack of reloading data was originally why I put the gauge on. I've spoken with my brother in law and he thinks we'd have to buy another system as the computer interfaces and such are different than they were a few years ago. I'm not really sure I really need to drop a lot of $$ on something we pretty much figured out years ago though.

The pillars are in on my rifle and the lug and barrel channel are epoxied; I may shorten up the epoxy in the barrel channel for a partial float but I'm not sure. She's holding sub moa now; I'm not sure I want to waste barrel life with small tweaks. I found out she's also a 10" twist (not a 9" ish) so that's another reason it isn't liking the heavier bullets as well. I was chasing a couple of issues at once I guess.

It's good to hear your rifles are doing well. The 280 is a hell of a round and you will like it a lot in the field. My brother has had a 280 for years.

I'm eying some norma 416 rem brass at my lgs but I don't want to get into a situation where I need to turn necks or ream. I'm not set up for that. I guess I should just shoot up my rem stuff and win stuff first. I've got some of the a-square brass in 375 but they have 300 tsx pills wedged in their necks.

I've got to get some range time in; tried the other day only to find my range closed due to fire danger. I'll have to cross the river and shoot at the nicer range I guess.
Lefty, the 280 I built actually has a 26.5 in barrel. The #4 Brux I used was inteded to be a 27 in finish length, and we didn't have the heart to cut it off. I think the velocity is going to knocking on a 7mag velocity. ( or close anyway ).
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:02 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

I semi hit the jackpot today...My buddy at the outdoors store called and held 3 lbs of Varget for me. They only got in 10. Figured maybe I could grab 2 more when I got there to have 5, but they were long gone. So I just got my 3. But they did have some 7828 SSC in, so I snagged 1lb of it to try out.

Anyone got any good recipes for 7828 SSC and the 168 or 180 VLD's in the STW or 7 RemMag?
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

7828 is and has been for ten years, a favorite in my stw experience. You'll love it!
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