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Old 06-10-2013, 07:51 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

I've just began working loads with my first keg of H1000. I'm using Noslers manual alongside Hodgdons online manual. I'm loading 180 Sierra Hpbt and so far the group is around 1.5 inches at 100 yds. This a new rifle to me and the first time at the range. I noticed the trigger is awful stiff and has alot of creep. I'm kinda thinking an adjustment needs to be made before i cancel out any loads. Any opinions?
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:12 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

80G, if it has the crappy X-Mark Pro trigger, snatch it out and replace it with a Jewell, and get it tuned where you want it. Lucky for me, my old Sendero SF has the old Rem 40-X trigger in it, and I have it tuned dead-on and super smooth. My newer 5R .308 has the X-Mark Pro.....I can't say enough bad things about the X-Mark Pro trigger after owning a rifle with both. As soon as funds are there for a Jewell 10 oz trigger, that X-Mark trigger is going in the scrap bin of spare parts to collect dust...

Just my opinion on them.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:24 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

I'm not sure exactly if it's the xmark or what it is, but it is factory. The area i live in also has no competent gunsmiths.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:44 AM
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I recently picked up another STW. This is a Rem 700, 26 in barrel, nothing fancy. Wanted to try RL 25 and the 140 gr TTSX bullets. I've worked up to 84 grs of RL25. Not max in this rifle but getting close. Accuracy is pretty good with this load for a sporter (just over an inch @ 200yds). Velocity should be close to 3400 fps although I haven't cronographed anything yet. I was also curious about trying the 150 gr TTSX bullet. Velocity will likely be at least 100 to 150 fps slower than the 140 but the better BC should make them pretty close @ 400-500 yds. Has anyone else used RL25 with either the 140 or 150 gr TTSX bullets. Would appreciate any feedback Thanks
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

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I'm not sure exactly if it's the xmark or what it is, but it is factory. The area i live in also has no competent gunsmiths.
If you are holding the gun up, looking at the trigger from the bottom, does it have an adjustment screw wtih an allen head built into the trigger, near where the top of your finger touches the trigger? If so, then it is an X-Mark Pro trigger. If not, then you should be fine.

If the gun is 3-5 years old, it probably has the X-mark Pro trigger.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:53 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

I'll check it this afternoon. It's a Sendero and its all factory as of now. It might not be for much longer. Lol
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:25 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

If it is an original Sendero (blued finish), or Sendero SF, then it should have a 40-X trigger in it.

Not sure if the Sendero SF-II's have the X-Mark Pro, but I know Rem swapped to them a few years back, and, IMO, they suck.
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