Originally Posted by Takem406
I brain farted and forgot Rem chambers the SPS in 7 STW.
I could get one for $550. Pocket change
Then have it accurised and buy an expensive Vortex or Huskmaw.
I guess how far out will this thing cleanly kill as far as ballistics are concerned? I see Gunwerks shooting elk clean out to like 1200 with 7mm's. I know there is a lot involved here but on paper what's the drop of a 168 bullet and energy at say 1000?
If you are serious about killing Elk sized critters at 1000yds and beyond the STW will get the job done, but you are really better off moving up to the .30's or 338's.
They carry much more energy at extreme LR vs the 7's.
Inside of 1,000yds however there's nothing on the N. American continent the 7mm STW cannot handle with ease.
You can look up drops and velocities for lots of factory ammo online to give you an idea of how a given load is going to work and those will be pretty close.
Once you have your own rig together and have worked up a load for it though you can get accurate data for your specific rifle and load by using any of the ballistic calculators that are available.