Originally Posted by NeLab1
Dad just bought a factory pre 64 7MM STW 26 in barrel lazer ported, I don't know why any one would port a stw.
I load for two other STW's now, mine and my brothers, this Winchester is kicking my butt, I have four loads that the two Remingtons will make one hole groups with.
can any one tell me what the major differences are between the two are? found out that one being mag box is shorter in the model 70 compared to the 700's
Did Winchester free bore there barrels?
currently using all Nosler bullets and Hodgdons 4831 which both the Remingtons shoot very well.
Please clarify exactly what model you have. Is it a "classic", or a Sharpshooter"?
Should be stamped on the barrel.
There were three different variants on the Sharphooters as well.
Mine shoots the hell out of the 160gr Accubonds and 154gr Hornady Interbonds and was nearly as good with the few loads I tried with Swift Sirocco's bu I didn't spend any time fine tuning.
Measure to the first port hole and figure your bbl length to that point as though it was in fact cut off there.
Having the shorter barrel you may need to try working with a faster powder than you are used to.