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7mm STW advantage over 7mm UM

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Unread 02-18-2006, 08:30 PM
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Re: 7mm STW advantage over 7mm UM

Thanks for all the replies,will have to invest in a good recoil pad, any suggestions? Sims?
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Unread 02-18-2006, 09:28 PM
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Re: 7mm STW advantage over 7mm UM

put the R3 on my dads 7RUM and it helped a ton. have the sims on my 270wsm
77" coues buck, last day 571 yards. .257 Wby. 115 VLD
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Unread 02-19-2006, 08:17 PM
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Re: 7mm STW advantage over 7mm UM

I've just started shooting rifles (after 30+ years of pistols), with a Savage in 300 WSM. It was bopping me pretty good with the 180g factory loads I was using to get used to it - bad enough that I was developing a flinch. I ordered up a slip-on Limbsaver (Sims) pad from Midway, and it really made quite a difference. Have shot 30+ rnds of stout reloads off the bench a couple of times with it in place, and no pain at all. Not the prettiest piece of kit, but seems to do the job. Doesn't seem to move my eye back far enough to mess up the scope's eye relief.
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Unread 02-19-2006, 08:25 PM
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Re: 7mm STW advantage over 7mm UM

I shoot a remington Sendero in 7mm STW and Ill tell you what. this round is amazing, Usually shoot 120 or 140 gr sst, Very little recoil, since the sendero is a little on the heavy side you usually can see your bullet hit through the scope, I have a Leupold 6.5 to 20 on it and this round is amazing, with little recoil. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 02-20-2006, 12:28 AM
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Re: 7mm STW advantage over 7mm UM

As a long time owner of a a STW7 The only real answer is heavy barrels and brakes.

Foot pounds = foot pounds. I shoot 175s out of my 7mm and 200-240 grains out of my 30-378 my 458's I have up to 510 grain bullets.

Both of those type 7mm's can take down big Elk
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
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Unread 02-21-2006, 12:57 AM
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Re: 7mm STW advantage over 7mm UM

getting rid of my 300WM ,I'm just tired of getting abused every time I pull the trigger

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What's all the fuss about kick. I'm a kick sissy. After shooting my 375 Kirby/Lilja/RUM at the range I grabbed my old trusty a-bolt 270 WSM. I quickly acquired magnum eye - that gun kicked 4x harder than my 375 RUM sporting a Holland QD brake.

The next thing I noticed is I couldn't shoot the thing nearly as well as I could before Kirby sent me three RUMS ( 300, 338 & 375). They all have his deluxe trigger jobs - so going back to a factory trigger is impossible.

The little a-bolt was boxed up and sent to Kirby. Now the trigger is perfect and it doesn't kick.

I recommend you find a competent smith, have him put a good tube on 7mm RUM, trigger job and a good brake. Anything less is a paperweight as far as serious long range shooting is concerned.
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Unread 02-21-2006, 03:02 PM
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Re: 7mm STW advantage over 7mm UM

A 7mm mag will do what you are asking. With a good bc bullet you can take elk out to 1000 yards with it. What kind of 300 mag do you have? Have you ever thought of changing recoil pads or getting a different stock? Do not waste your time with the RUM a good STW will get about the same velocitys as the RUM with about 10 grains less powder. No a 7mm STW will not kick as much as a 300win even with the same bullet weight. I have both and they weigh the same. Even when using 200gr wildcats in the STW and 200gr Accubonds in the 300 the STW does kick a little less.
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