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Old 01-21-2007, 04:03 PM
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7mm STW chamber for 168vld berger

I am having a 7mmSTW built and I want to shoot 168gr VLDs. I want the rounds to fit in the magazine. Will a standard reamer alow this or do I have to have the smith do something different.
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Re: 7mm STW chamber for 168vld berger

Give the Smith a piece of brass and a 168 vld and tell him you want to load from the magazine.
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:36 PM
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Re: 7mm STW chamber for 168vld berger

The standard reamers that I have seen the prints on will have quite a bit of freebore. I just send PTG a mag length loaded round and had a reamer made off of it. You can shoot the Berger with the freebore though. You just won't be able to hit the lands and use it as a repeater. The other option is to have a Wyatts mag installed. This will get you closer to the lands. Mine factory Sendero shot great and it had about 3/16"-1/4" of freebore. We will see what this new reamer does very soon. Should have the new barrel this week.
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:12 PM
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Re: 7mm STW chamber for 168vld berger

TMR, Let me know how the new reamer works out. What is the cost of a reamer like that?
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Re: 7mm STW chamber for 168vld berger

I think it was around $150.....Hopefully the barrel will come in this week. Should have it up and running shortly after. I will post results.
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:23 PM
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Re: 7mm STW chamber for 168vld berger

Please keep us posted...

I shoot a 7mm RM in a Sendero with 71.5 grains of Retumbo and the 168 Berger VLD. It is shooting at 3040 fps with a 21 fps spread on a 5 shot string.

I had the barrel recrowned and it now groups .6 moa at 100 yards.

Besides the barrel work and Jewell HVR set at 2.5 lbs, it is stock..

Any more suggested upgrades ?

thanks
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Old 01-21-2007, 10:43 PM
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Re: 7mm STW chamber for 168vld berger

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Looks like it is dialed in. My dad would really like to have that. He could only get about 2900 before he had pressure signs. With my factory sendero in 7mmSTW, the 168 bergers were running 3182fps. I am using about 10 more grains of powder than you are (h1000). I am pretty much gutting this rifle and just keeping the action. Using a A-5L stock and a 28" fluted Broughton (sendero contour). My groups were starting to open up and I had close to 1800 rounds through this barrel. In its prime, 1/2" groups at 100.....3-4" groups at 500yds. Hopefully it will do a little better with the action trued and a new barrel. I also seem to shoot better with the vertical grip stocks. We will see.
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