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Unread 08-07-2014, 10:38 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

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a heavy cup and core like the berger in its heaviest weights for the caliber will work well on heavy critters but for deer and good cup and core or bonded will cut through no sweat. I prefer the hornady or the regular accubond with some sierra pro hunters in there too. I'm getting into bergers a bit in 7mm but I might not even get to try anything new this year as I don't have a tag yet and may not get one the way it is going...
The way my 168 VLD's performed in my 7mmRM this past season, I have been extremely pleased.

For deer-sized game, the 168 would be ideal. But for LR deer and larger game, I would go 180's.
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    Unread 08-27-2014, 01:57 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

    Hi Guys,I just got a sendero in 7STW and am getting ready to load ammo. Im going to try 140 Gr accubonds with 80-82 gr re25. any fine tuning suggestions? Also going to load 160 gr AB with same powder. Don't have any H-1000. Any good loads there?
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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

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    Hi Guys,I just got a sendero in 7STW and am getting ready to load ammo. Im going to try 140 Gr accubonds with 80-82 gr re25. any fine tuning suggestions? Also going to load 160 gr AB with same powder. Don't have any H-1000. Any good loads there?
    win or rem brass and a 215 at ~ 3.650"oal... work up from about 78 grain and go up with rl25. you should be able to get in the neighborhood of 3350-3450 fps out of it. I was running 82 grains in my sender with the 140 ab, rl25, and win brass for 3450 fps.
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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

    what about 160's? Im using RP 8mm mag brass necked down,rem 9 1/2 mag primers re 25 and nos 160 AB brass has had flash holes de bured and primer pockets uniformed.
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    what about 160's? Im using RP 8mm mag brass necked down,rem 9 1/2 mag primers re 25 and nos 160 AB brass has had flash holes de bured and primer pockets uniformed.
    I had one box of 160 ab's... Never really found a great load for them and the 140's were great, so I went that way.
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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

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    I had one box of 160 ab's... Never really found a great load for them and the 140's were great, so I went that way.
    Ditto what Lefty said.

    For heavier bullets I use the Matrix .284 168 grain VLDs in my twin Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STWs.

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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

    I'm trading for this Christensen 7 STW. Very Excited to get it and working up some loads for it. For now it will get a Leupold VXII 6-18x40 but eventually I want to upgrade to a scope that the rifle deserves. Any IMR 7828 loads I should start with? I also have some 4000MR.
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