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Old 06-25-2013, 08:30 AM
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hunting bullets for 7mm STW

Hello STW shooters!

I am going to load some hunting ammo for this autumns deer,red deer and moose hunt. But i don't know with what bullet yet.
I want minimum meat damage, good effect and the range is from 100-600 meters.
I hope someone in here have any advise.
Barnes,berger,swift,norma,nosler,sierra or hornady?
I use 162 grs amax for target and their going great in the rifle.(rem cases,fed215,73grs vith n560)
The rifle is a Sako 75, 1-9,5 twist.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:35 AM
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Re: hunting bullets for 7mm STW

I am a big fan of the 168 & 180 Berger VLD's. Also the 160 Nosler Accubonds work good, too.

This year I will be hunting with the 168 VLD's backed by H1000 powder, Fed 215 primers, & Federal brass.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:29 AM
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Re: hunting bullets for 7mm STW

i like the barnes, i use them in all my rifles i would look at the 168 LRX or if you want something a little faster shooting the 145 LRX. barnes train better than 90% of there weight and mushroom great. with every little meat damage.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:38 AM
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Re: hunting bullets for 7mm STW

Thanks for the input on barnes. I have used the 265 lrx in 338 lapua magnum with great precision. I'll try to get some 168 grs lrx for the stw, But as i remember are they a bit long, or?
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:42 AM
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Re: hunting bullets for 7mm STW

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I am a big fan of the 168 & 180 Berger VLD's. Also the 160 Nosler Accubonds work good, too.

This year I will be hunting with the 168 VLD's backed by H1000 powder, Fed 215 primers, & Federal brass.
What is your oal with the berger bullets and how are they as to meat damage?
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:49 AM
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Re: hunting bullets for 7mm STW

Berger is not a hunting bullet,,, they are overweight target bullets they do still kill game if hit correctly due to the sheer weight but a tru hunting bullet you should look at Barnes and Nosler. I tried 168 lrx out of a sako 7stw and they wouldnt stabilize in the 9.5 twist. I would try the 160 tsx or the 160 nosler accubond or partitions.. all of those should do well
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:04 AM
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Re: hunting bullets for 7mm STW

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Berger is not a hunting bullet,,, they are overweight target bullets they do still kill game if hit correctly due to the sheer weight but a tru hunting bullet you should look at Barnes and Nosler. I tried 168 lrx out of a sako 7stw and they wouldnt stabilize in the 9.5 twist. I would try the 160 tsx or the 160 nosler accubond or partitions.. all of those should do well
Thanks for info on lrx. I have looked at accubond but wasn't sure if their too soft.
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