My load is 82.5grains of Retumbo lit by a Rem 9 1/2M primer. COAL is 3.650 so it will fit into the magazine. The 168 LRX is a LOOOOOONG bullet. At this seating depth, it is way into the case. Keep in mind, this is a hot load in my rifle, so start 4-5 grains lower, and work your way up carefully. H1000 has a very similar burn rate, so I would imagine it would be about the same charge.
At 83.5 grains I was getting slight difficulty extracting, and a very slight ejector mark. Tread lightly approaching the higher end.
Officially, Ty at Barnes said to use the data for the 175TSX for the load data until they got the LRX data published. That was about a year ago, and Barnes still hasn't published it for the STW. (they have for the 7Rem mag.)
Location: Leominster mass, originally Salisbury Maryland
Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data
Originally Posted by Lee56
Thanks for the info. I will start looking for some Retumbo.
Lee, if you are intending on the 168 LRX, I would seriously run with the Retmbo, or maybe H1000. the 168 LRX gas a HUGE bearing surface. That will keep down the spikes!
This bullet has the MASS of a 190-200 grain bullet. But I am told by a very good source, that Bull Elk do not like it at all!
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