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Old 05-08-2013, 12:01 PM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

Someone else can probably help better than I can, but if you can wait till I get home, those might be in my Hornady manual, and I can possibly look it up for you.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:19 PM
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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.
Maybe Blacksheep will coin in and drop you some info!
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

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.)
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:56 AM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

Thanks for the info. I will start looking for some Retumbo.
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

I've also had good results with Alliant Reloder 22, if you come across any of that, as well.

I've had the best results with H1000, so far. I can't seem to find any Alliant Reloder 25 or 33 to try...But I hear excellent things.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:56 PM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

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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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Old 05-09-2013, 07:49 PM
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Re: New 7mm stw shooter, need reloading data

I am trying to find both H1000 and Retmbo, but so far no luck around San Antonio .
Thanks for the great info.
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