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.257 weatherby to 7mm STW

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Unread 10-19-2007, 12:17 PM
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The reason for the 7mm STW and not the 257 STW is because I would like to be able to also use the rifle for elk. I accually cant make my mind up between having it rebarreled to the 7mm STW or the 340 weatherby.
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Unread 10-26-2007, 04:03 PM
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257 hands down

Hi, I live in the Dodson MT area and have done quite a bit of research on these two calibers. From what I gather the 7mm is very finicky, otherwise a pain in the butt to get to shoot well. I plan on getting a long action savage and putting a 27" 257 wby Pac-Nor varmint contour on it with an HS precision stock.
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Unread 11-09-2007, 09:08 PM
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They are extremely accurate. I have one factory heavy barrel from Winchester and a rebore off of a 7mm Rem Mag in a Winchester. Those along with many other friend's rifles group at less than 1/2 at 100 yards for 3 shots (2 more shots won't make it much bigger if at all bigger).

Reloading is very simple with powders like H4831, H1000 and RL22. With those load densities and those characteristics, slight variations in powder measurements don't seem to affect it (78 to 85 grains). All bullet weights continually to try to go into one hole.

This cartridge outshoots the shooter in many cases - as in my situation.

Recommendation: do some additional research
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Unread 11-09-2007, 11:50 PM
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Location: Riggins Idaho
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I dont know where you heard that the stw is finicky but with the one i have dealt with is is just plain all around fun. As easy as anything else to load for if not easier than some of the calibers I've played with. We have a original sendero that is chambered in the stw and I personally wouldnt want to be through the cross hairs out to 800yrds. It would be further just I havent had time to play with it any further. Definately a .75moa gun out to 800 at least. No trigger work, no bedding, no special brass prep. Just load and squeeze the trigger and watch stuff flop down the hillside.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
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