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Old 04-17-2013, 03:57 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

I see all of you using 80+ grains of powder to get 3300fps out of your big boomers, I get 3300fps with a 140gr out of my 7mm gibbs with only 63grs RL19, but I also have a 30" tube. But anyway I have not talked on this site before, so thought I would get in here and see what was going on, I live in NW mt. and been playing with reloading for about 60yrs. and I am building a 6.5 STW with a 30" Lilja tube on a weatherby mk V action, can't wait to get it together, won't get bbl for another month. anyway just thought I would tell someone. Thanks for letting me in, wop
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:00 PM
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I see all of you using 80+ grains of powder to get 3300fps out of your big boomers, I get 3300fps with a 140gr out of my 7mm gibbs with only 63grs RL19, but I also have a 30" tube. But anyway I have not talked on this site before, so thought I would get in here and see what was going on, I live in NW mt. and been playing with reloading for about 60yrs. and I am building a 6.5 STW with a 30" Lilja tube on a weatherby mk V action, can't wait to get it together, won't get bbl for another month. anyway just thought I would tell someone. Thanks for letting me in, wop
I have been eye balling that 6.5 STW, kind of have the bug to start a new love affair. I would be interested to see what your thoughts are after wearing it for a while.

As for the 80+ grains, its a small price to pay to watch the magic show.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:30 PM
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I have been eye balling that 6.5 STW, kind of have the bug to start a new love affair. I would be interested to see what your thoughts are after wearing it for a while.

As for the 80+ grains, its a small price to pay to watch the magic show.
I'll second the " magic show"! Bad to the Bone!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:54 PM
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My rifle started life as a Mdl 70 Black Shadow from Walmart chambered in 7 Rem Mag. My smith already had a reamer (from his own build) and charged me $50.00 to pull the barrel and rechamber it.
It does have a 26 inch barrel.
My load is:

Nosler Brass
Fed 215
88 grs WC872
160 Partition
OAL of 3.590. Severely limited on oal due to magazine.
Clocks 3320 FPS w an ES of 15 for 5 rounds

With a 162 Hornady the same load clocked 3400.

I've got a full can of RL25 but have seen no reason to try it.
I played with wc872 in my 7stw with the 171 barnes but it shot like a shotgun. My rifle won't shoot ball powder worth a hoot from what I've seen. That's o.k. though, as my 270 win and 300 rum like wc872 just fine.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:24 AM
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I played with wc872 in my 7stw with the 171 barnes but it shot like a shotgun. My rifle won't shoot ball powder worth a hoot from what I've seen. That's o.k. though, as my 270 win and 300 rum like wc872 just fine.

I actually bought the stuff to load in my 264 Win Mag and just hapened to try it in my STW too.
Sure makes life simpler having one powder for two cartridges.

My only complaint with the stuff, it burns pretty dirty. But when you can buy 8lbs of powder for $39.00 what do you have to complain about????
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:01 PM
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I'd love to try some 25 if anyone m ews where I might be able to pick some up online. Also, looking for 8lb kegs of Varget, if anyone stumbles on those.

Thanks.
Just ordered some RL25 from THIRDGENERATIONSHOOTINGSUPPLY.com.They had 1lb only. No Varget.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:13 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

Great.......I was gonna order some 25 and an 8lb'er of H1000 tomorrow when I get my paycheck. Guess not now.

Damnit...
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