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Old 08-27-2014, 08:45 PM
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Stw sps

Ready to pull the trigger on a SPS STW with a brake and curious if anyone has tried the SPS or SPS with a brake? How do they shoot? Any issues?
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:47 AM
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Re: Stw sps

Welcome to the brotherhood.

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First 1000 Yard Group with New 7 STW
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:26 AM
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Re: Stw sps

Thank you.

I read that post and was swayed even more to buy the gun. I was hoping to hear even more positive experiences. It seems from all the past posts I've read, that guys are leaning more toward the 300's and 338's on big game. I think for my purposed that the 7 STW is the way to go for whitetail, black bear and possibly mulies or prong horn.
I currrently shoot a 7 weatherby mag but feel the need for something a little different.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:18 PM
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Thank you.

I read that post and was swayed even more to buy the gun. I was hoping to hear even more positive experiences. It seems from all the past posts I've read, that guys are leaning more toward the 300's and 338's on big game. I think for my purposed that the 7 STW is the way to go for whitetail, black bear and possibly mulies or prong horn.
I currrently shoot a 7 weatherby mag but feel the need for something a little different.
I have a bunch of 7's, several .30's, and bought a .338 WM that wouldn't ever shoot the same hole twice at 100 yards. That turned me off of big bores. I rebarreled it to a 7mm RM and was MUCH happier.

This next part is not meant to piss in anyone's wheaties, but it is simply my opinion on the big .338's and monster case calibers.

In hunting and guns, just like anything else, you reach a point of rediculouslness and personal opinion and lack of skills to overcompenate for. This goes for calibers, cover scents, all the new whiz-bang gadgets you can buy at your local Bass Pro Shop or Cabelas, fishing, camping, or anything else these days. Which is where, IMO, the big .338's and monster calibers come into play. If you don't have the skills to shoot game at 1000 yards with a .308 caliber or smaller, then you shouldn't be trying to shoot big game with a .338 Lapua because it's better at compensating for windage, and the bigger bullet hits harder and is more "lenient" for helping compensate with a poor shot. I personally feel that if you aren't 100% confident in taking that shot, then you shouldn't be taking that shot period. No matter what gun you have in your hand. That's how animals get maimed and that's how LR hunting gets a bad wrap...

Yes, I have some big .30's and some big 7mm's.....But I feel anything bigger than an 8mm is just pointless, unless it serves a specifici purpose.

Granted, with new advancements in bullets, the big .375 calibers are looking like a better option than the .338's. Would I own one? Most likely not... Because for me, it's a matter of practicality...And I have no need for a .375 RUM or larger. I have no need for anything larger than my .300 Ackley.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:58 PM
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Re: Stw sps

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I'm glad you put this in the 7 STW Forum where nobody will see it.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:32 PM
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Re: Stw sps

Any of you guys try the Nosler custom 175LRAB loaded ammo? Just curious, looking to buy some loaded rounds to sight it in and break it in before I start load development.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:58 PM
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Mud
I'm glad you put this in the 7 STW Forum where nobody will see it.
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I've voiced this opinion out on the open forum several times. It usually doesn't go over well.

But everyone knows that is my OPINION. Therefore if they think their opinion is more factual or correct, then that's THEIR opinion.

Just like trying to explain to the .338 guys that velocity vs bullet weight can equal the same end result....But they won't ever admit it.

For example a 180 7mm traveling at 3,100 fps vs a 300gr .338 traveling at 2,800 fps. The 7mm will lose speed faster because it has less forward momentum from the lighter weight. But the .338 starts out slower and starts slowing down slower from the heavy weight which means it will lose energy. They should both impact at nearly the same energy regardless of weight vs speed or caliber diameter.
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"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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