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Old 07-07-2013, 12:22 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

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Hey fellas, I'm in the process of finding the sweet load for my Sendero Stw. So far it appears to be impossible. 1 1/2 at a 100 is the best I've gotten with 140 gn ballistic tips. I've tried Rl 25, H1000, and Imr 7828 so far. I've got some loads with Rl 22 and Vv N160 to try as soon as the sun shines again. Im wondering if the first 3 powders mentioned are too slow for the 140 in this rifle.

With that thought in mind I've decided to try Sierra 160 gr Hpbt with the slower powders. Any suggestions?

Try RL22. It gave me the best groups ever out of my 7stw w/ 140 gr CT ballistic silver tip.

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:24 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

I'm gonna try Rl19,22 and Vihtavouri n160 next time out.

I may rebarrel if it doesn't group this time.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:20 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

Gents, I am new to the 7 STW so is it a finicky round? Any experience with ease or difficultly in reloading or is it based solely on action/barrel make? My rifle is from long shot rifles and the previous owner told me it will group 160s around .5 all day. I am just nervous since I paid alot and I dont want a cool walking stick.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:23 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

What does the barrel look like
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:28 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

Well....Over the last 11 years my STW has definitely not been very picky with different ammo, bullets, bullet weights, powders, etc...

Maybe I got lucky, but mine hasn't been picky at all.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:31 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

Mine is turning into an ex wife. Lol
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:58 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

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I'm gonna try Rl19,22 and Vihtavouri n160 next time out.

I may rebarrel if it doesn't group this time.
I too picked up used Sendero in 7STW not long ago.The bore looked good with my old eyes.The guy played with the trigger, it is incosistent in pull weight and creep.
I found that mine does not need to be loaded close to the lands. It shoots best ot 3.600 COL.With RL25 and 140 bts the group came together between 80.0 and 81.0 with .412 the best.
My next outing I'm going the shoot 80 to 81 in .2 increments to fine tune what it likes.
Some other bros reported that RL25 was good and I could find some. SO that is pretty much all I have tried.
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