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Old 06-10-2013, 09:32 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

I've never attempted any gun smithing other than mounting scopes. I'd like to be able to tear a 700 to pieces and do some fancy touches.
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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
81.5 gr of RL25 and a 140 TSX = DEAD
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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
Snowman, you are on the right track with the RL 25 and the 140 class bullets. One of mine is running 82.0-RL25-145 LRX. My velocity runs at 3440, dead out fast, and smokin deadly on game. At 84 grains, you are probably a little hot!!!!!
That TTSX bullet is tough to beat, deadly accurate, deadly on game!
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I'll fourth it!
Game, did you have any luck with that load I posted a while back for the 180 VLD's?
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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
I have not used the TTSX, but have used Nosler CT, ACCUBOND and BT in 140 and BT in 150. 84.0 for the 140 and 82.0 for the 150.

Mine is a Winchester model 70 classic sporter with a stock 26" tube, the 150 ballistic tip clocks at 3310.

I get the best high velocity and accuracy with the Reloader 25 in my set up, only negative comment is it burn a little dirty.
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I have not used the TTSX, but have used Nosler CT, ACCUBOND and BT in 140 and BT in 150. 84.0 for the 140 and 82.0 for the 150.

Mine is a Winchester model 70 classic sporter with a stock 26" tube, the 150 ballistic tip clocks at 3310.

I get the best high velocity and accuracy with the Reloader 25 in my set up, only negative comment is it burn a little dirty.
84 grain rl25 with a 140 grain slug is likely to be a bit hot... I've got some pressure graphs earlier in the thread if you want to look at them. A couple are the sierra 140 with 81 grain rl25.
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

I looked as thorough as possible and there's no allen screw. I took the stock off and all i saw was 2 flat head screws on the front side.
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