Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > 7mm STW


Reply

7mm STW Reloading Thread

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #330  
Old 08-07-2014, 10:38 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 5,684
Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lefty7mmstw View Post
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.
__________________
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

Ignore everything I say, because I have a reading comprehension and memory problem...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
Reply With Quote
  #331  
Old 08-27-2014, 01:57 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Pueblo West Co.
Posts: 4
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?
Reply With Quote
  #332  
Old 08-27-2014, 04:15 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.D.
Posts: 2,927
Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mariodave View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #333  
Old 08-28-2014, 03:45 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Pueblo West Co.
Posts: 4
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.
Reply With Quote
  #334  
Old 08-28-2014, 06:49 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.D.
Posts: 2,927
Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mariodave View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #335  
Old 08-28-2014, 07:42 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Damascus, MD
Posts: 863
Re: 7mm STW Reloading Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lefty7mmstw View Post
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.

.284 Caliber Bullets Custom Built for Accuracy | Matrix Ballistics
__________________
Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STW
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope

Remington 700 LSS .257 Weatherby Magnum
Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scope
Reply With Quote
  #336  
Old 08-30-2014, 09:19 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Delta, Colorado
Posts: 47
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.
Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
7mm STW Reloading Thread-10590580_10202577514301631_4023216395807808641_n.jpg  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 30.51%
54 Votes
NO - 54.24%
96 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.25%
27 Votes
Total Votes: 177
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC