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Old 01-31-2013, 03:30 PM
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7mm stw

how is the stw for long range? planning on 168 vld's-advice on this will help.Thanks JP
ALSO- WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST SCOPE TO USE--TO AIR IT OUT--UP TO 700-1000 YRDS

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:34 PM
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Re: 7mm stw

guys on here swear by em. I am a .30 cal man myself but you will get some good info. All I can offer is that the 7mm bullets are great for long range and their B.C.s dominate when comparing bullets of the same weight. The barrel life wont be amazing but should be decent. Its like a medium between the 7mm rem and the 7RUM. Cant wait to hear some of the others responses! Are you shooting game..or steel?
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:04 PM
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Re: 7mm stw

7mmSTW is one of the most overlooked long-range calibers. It seems to be slowly dying off because people always want newer, faster, flatter, high BC, etc...

I have had mine for 10, almost 11 years now. It has been a great shooter. Accurate is an understatment. Mine really loves the 160gr Accubonds with RL-19 powder, and sunk to 3.600". It also loves (have to adjust the scope, POI is different) the Nosler Custom Comp 168gr HPBT's for targets with RL-22 powder, seated at max C.O.L. of 3.600".

If my scope was sighted for it, I wouldn't hesitate to take a 1,000+ shot with it.

With my 160gr Accubonds, if I'm 0 dope @ 100 yards, I'm 9.5" low @ 300. 39.7" low at 500. 116.2" low at 750. And 252.8" low at 1,000 yards, still producing 1,586 fps velocity & 893 lbs of energy.

And with my current 160gr Accubond setup with my current load data, I am pusing it 3,136 fps M.V. and 3,495 M.E.

Needless to say, she ain't no slouch, even by today's high-performance magnum cartridges.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:09 PM
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Re: 7mm stw

Its hugely popular due to its horsepower and ability to chuck heavy bullets at good velocity. I'd venture a guess that it was a very popular caliber in the start of the long range hunting adventures.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:10 PM
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Re: 7mm stw

going to be hunting. i load for others at 78gr 7828-160gr speer-shoots as good as you can hold it. JP
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:16 PM
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Re: 7mm stw

If you like the 168's, I would wait to try out the new Nosler 168gr Long Range Accubonds. I can't wait to get my hands on some. I also plan on testing them in my 7mm Rem Mag, and 7mm-08.

Yes, I am a .284 (7mm) nut.

My next rifle will be a custom 700 chambered in .280 Ackley Improved.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:27 PM
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Re: 7mm stw

The stw is a great round and still has a following. I think its at its best with the longer tubes and heavier bullets. I run 162's out of mine comfortably at over 3300 with a 29" barrel. h-1000 and retumbo were best in mine.
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