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Old 05-07-2013, 03:54 PM
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New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

Hello,
I am a new 7mm stw shooter and want to start hand loading. Cant find anything on the selves.... Need advice on some good loads. I have a stock Remington Sendero with a twist of 1-10 (or really close to it)
I will be shooting pigs at around 500 - 700 yards in south Texas.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:15 PM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

Just look through the 3518 replies in this thread
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Seriously though, factory Sendero should be 9.25 twist. For Hogs, I would suggest at least a 140 grain pill, but personally I would go 160 or higher. I have never killed a hog, so I can't specifically recommend a bullet. I'm a barnes guy, and I love the 168 LRX in mine on top of a lot of Retumbo. I don't think you could go wrong with a 160 accubond, or the 168 and 180 bergers. Stick with slower burning powders--Retumbo, H1000, 7828, RL25, RL33, etc. Barnes didn't have any load data for the LRX's when I started, so I just used a 160gr load off of Hodgdon's website, and tweaked it from there
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:23 PM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

Hogs are tough as nails, and have very thick skin. If you have never killed one before, you will witness this the first time you shoot one and skin and gut it. They also stink to high hell when you cut them open. However, if you cut them up fresh enough, they can make for some GOOD eatin.

I would use the heaviest pill available for that kind of distance, as you want the most THUMP when it hits. I would go with a 180 Berger VLD, or something heavy such as that. Maybe even the 190 Matrix.

This is just simply my opinion, and I haven't killed a hog with my STW yet, so I'm going off of knowledge from using my 7Mag. I have killed them with 160gr Accubonds, but I was alot closer than 700 yards (around 150). I wish I could help more.

However, whatever brand of bullets you decide to shoot, I like to purchase each manufacturer's reloading manual, that way I have all my bases covered on questions to help others with other calibers, and as a good guide to start loading for their particular brand, weight, and type of bullets.

Let us know what you decide to shoot, then maybe we can help you a little more. I have Berger, Nosler, and Hornady manuals, so if you decide to shoot any of those, let me know, and I will help as best I can.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:51 PM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

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Just look through the 3518 replies in this thread
7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner
Seriously though, factory Sendero should be 9.25 twist. For Hogs, I would suggest at least a 140 grain pill, but personally I would go 160 or higher. I have never killed a hog, so I can't specifically recommend a bullet. I'm a barnes guy, and I love the 168 LRX in mine on top of a lot of Retumbo. I don't think you could go wrong with a 160 accubond, or the 168 and 180 bergers. Stick with slower burning powders--Retumbo, H1000, 7828, RL25, RL33, etc. Barnes didn't have any load data for the LRX's when I started, so I just used a 160gr load off of Hodgdon's website, and tweaked it from there
+1, " what he said". also, Black Sheep is the MAN, when it comes to using the 168 LRX and sending it on a mission. As for the hogs, I also believe that if you were to put a 145 LRX on the shoulder of a Hog Beast, you will be making bacon pretty quick. I don't think he will carry it home with him, but you will be caring HIM home!! The STW is a bad Hombre, so put a worthy bullet in it, and you won't be sorry!
For powders, H1000, Retumbo, and my new favorite RL25 should be your first pick, along with 215 GM primers. Load to box length, and work up gradually, and look for pressure signs, ask questions, and take care of your brass!
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:08 PM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

Thanks for all the great info.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:53 AM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

I been killing hogs for several years with my STW. 82 Grn H-1000 and 140 gr Accu-Bond or 140 Grn Berger VLD Hunting bullet. These loads are devastating to hogs, deer, axis, coyotes rabbits, raccoons...

The only other load and bullet I used on game was IMR 8=7828 and 175 SMK but it was at the upper range and very temperature sensitive.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:19 AM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

Thanks for the info. Seems like most people are using H1000. I have a box of Barnes 168 LXR any powder or load suggestions for these bullets?
Thanks Again for all the info.
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