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My New 7 STW

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Unread 03-25-2014, 12:01 PM
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Re: My New 7 STW

Well, yeah.....A 168gr bullet in a 7mm STW is should be traveling well over 3,100 fps without pushing the pressures too hard at all.
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    Unread 03-25-2014, 12:25 PM
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    Re: My New 7 STW

    So is no one running H870 or any of the real slow powders?
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    Unread 03-25-2014, 01:08 PM
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    Re: My New 7 STW

    To jdwelch10, the OP:

    Hope this isn't too far off track, could I humbly request a picture of your rifle
    from the bird's eye view ?
    I like the look of the Boyd's stock, but I've never seen one in person and would
    like a close up view of the barrel channel. I wonder how much material they
    put there if you need to clearance it for a very heavy profile barrel.

    Thanks much, kind sir!
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    Unread 03-25-2014, 01:40 PM
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    Re: My New 7 STW

    I can send you a pic if you like, but the smith did have to open up the barrel channel some, so the channel is now currently wider than it came when I received it in the mail.
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    Unread 03-25-2014, 09:13 PM
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    Re: My New 7 STW

    That would be great, here's my e-mail:

    noslepums@wavecable.com
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    Unread 03-26-2014, 10:57 PM
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    Re: My New 7 STW

    H1000 and RL 33 are probably the two most popular powders for the STW. H870 hasn't been made in a very long time but it was my go to for the 7 Rem Mag and STW when I first started shooting it circa 1990.

    Visit our reloading subforum and you'll find all the info you can stand and then some.

    Let me strongly recommend the Hornady Interbond and Nosler Accubonds in the 154-162gr range. At these velocities the SST's are just flying bombs as are Amaxes until you get way out there.

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    Unread 03-27-2014, 07:20 AM
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    Re: My New 7 STW

    rl25 is also up there in popularity.

    I've burned a good amount of the really slow powders (aa8700, 870, wc872, etc.) in the 7stw but I don't regularly go there any more. I shoot 140 nos ab pills in my rifle, and those powders only really do well with 175 grain pills. Any lighter bullet and the 50 cal ball powders start to burn rather dirty and don't generate faster speeds than slightly faster powders.
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