Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread
My gun is a Remington 700 w/a trued action, 27 1/2" number 3 fluted PacNor barrel, 1-8" twist, with a Defensive Edge muzzlebreak, sitting in a Manners Hi Tech stock bedded and pillared, Jewell trigger set at 1.5lbs, scope is a Leupold LR 4.5-14 VX3 with M1 target turrets. My best load is 72.5gr. of Reloader 22, Fed115 primers, Remington 7mmSTW cases, shooting 180gr. Bergers right at 3100fps. My COAL is 3.68 and thats jumping the lands 120 thousandths. My three shot groups average .250-.368" at 100yds. I normally get 5-6 reloads out of these cases. This is my lightweight long range gun. I also have a 300RUM and a 338Edge.
Have read and heard that guys using 8mm Mag cases are getting more reloads out of their cases as the webbing at the bottom of the cases are thicker. Anybody know if this is true? Have never used anything but Remington 7mmSTW cases but being hard to find I'm looking at making a change. Those in the know, what are the pros and cons of going this route? Thanks guys.