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Old 03-22-2014, 11:31 PM
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Cooper 7mm stw.

I have been wondering if anyone has bought or played much with a copper 7mm stw!!!! I think the repeater style with their heavy barrel and flute it, held by their one of their "varmint" stock would just be the cats meow!!! I get excited thinking about it and hope to own one, one day if I can get the boss to give the thumbs up. Prob not any time soon though. Any experience or pics would be sweet!!
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:35 PM
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Re: Cooper 7mm stw.

I just bought a Model 56 Excalibur. Today was the first outing with the rifle. I bought and loaded 140 TTSX. Four rounds each with RL22, RL25, and 7828ssc. I loaded all rounds to 3.70" OAL. The RL22 showed a little promise. I cleaned the barrel real good and then shot four rounds with RL25. I'm done. I came home and unloaded the 7828ssc rounds. RL25 shot .25" with average speed of 3360. Cooper feels and shoots great. Has one of the smoothest actions I have ever worked.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:05 PM
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Re: Cooper 7mm stw.

I wanna see the gun that makes those little bug holes!! I like the sounds of it's performance too, I think you have a winner!
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:22 PM
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Re: Cooper 7mm stw.

Seriosly considering a 7STW for my next custom
hunting rifle build - please give me the pros and cons of 7STW over the 300WM.

Rifle will be used for elk & mule deer.

Thanks!!!
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:24 PM
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Re: Cooper 7mm stw.

Nice shooting!!
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:01 PM
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Re: Cooper 7mm stw.

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Seriosly considering a 7STW for my next custom
hunting rifle build - please give me the pros and cons of 7STW over the 300WM.

Rifle will be used for elk & mule deer.

Thanks!!!
What cons? All I see are pros.

Seriously though, the .300 WM is a great caliber. But so is the 7mm STW. I have two 7mm STW's, and numerous other caliber rifles, including .30 calibers, and larger and smaller calibers. I don't own a .300 WM because I haven't found anything the .300 WM can do, that the STW can't do. The only advantage I can see (a slight one at that), is that the .30 caliber has heavier and slightly more bullet choices than the 7mm. Other than that, I think a STW with a healthy dose of slow burning powder and a Berger 180 will effectively kill anything in N America...Including bears.

There's a guy on here who is a gunsmith and huntin guide (he goes by SkyKing) and he recommends the 7mm WSM to all his clients. He, and his customers have taken all sort of big game with the Berger 180's, bears, elk, & moose included.

With all that said, both are great calibers and should do just about anything you want them to do. But with the STW you have to go ahead and prepare yourself for the price of good Nosler brass. It's not cheap, but well-worth the money.

Other than brass cost and availability, all other reloading components will be equally priced.

I will say this, if you don't mind the brass prices for the STW, then you shouldn't be disappointed.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:12 PM
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Re: Cooper 7mm stw.

Here's the culprit. Model 56 Excalibur
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