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7mm STW

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Unread 09-07-2010, 01:41 PM
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7mm STW

Got a 7 mag that needs a new barrel, wondering if it would be worth rechambering the new barrel to a STW.
Whichever the cartridge, the barrel will be 26'' long in a Sendero contour.
Think its worth the hassle to switch? I am using either 168 gr Bergers or their 180gr bullet. Gun weight is about 9.5 lbs.
I'm pushing the 168s @3050fps.
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    Unread 09-07-2010, 07:45 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW

    Probably not worth the hassle, but, what the hell, the 7STW is newer, bigger, more interesting; and the 7 Rem. Mag. has become sorta "old hat."

    You will need a Wyatt's extended magazine box for the STW, and probably some work on the bolt stop.
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    Unread 09-07-2010, 10:30 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW

    Definitely worth it and you will be very satisfied with it. I have five 7 stw's and they all shoot very well. The 7mm STW is a very accurate hard hitting cartridge. If you are staying with 7mm the STW is what I would do.
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    Unread 09-07-2010, 11:06 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW

    Bought remingtons first 7STW, Model 700 BDL SS DM-B and I am still shooting it today. Love It!!!
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    Unread 09-08-2010, 11:03 AM
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    Re: 7mm STW

    I also say its worth it i love my STW brass is a little harder to find but i still say its worth it.
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    Unread 09-08-2010, 11:18 AM
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    Re: 7mm STW

    How fast which bullets?
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    Unread 09-08-2010, 07:09 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW

    You can push 3200 with the 162 and 168. Where they really shine is with 140's.
    3450 is book speed. A 26 inch barrel is a must. They loose a lot of velocity as you
    go shorter.
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