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7STW & 180gr Berger

 
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:39 PM
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7STW & 180gr Berger

Anyone shooting 180gr Berger's in their 7 STW. I have a 9x barrel, and thought I would try some. Berger website shows 9x will stabilize them. Anyone have any velocities out of their 26" barrel ?
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:56 PM
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Re: 7STW & 180gr Berger

Jim~
I shoot a wildcat just a bit larger in case capacity than the STW with a 9 twist barrel and the 180's. My velocities will be more than the STW, but they stabilize just fine.
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Re: 7STW & 180gr Berger

Hi Joel,
Thanks for posting. Thought I would toy around alittle with the 180's and my 7STW.
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Re: 7STW & 180gr Berger

Trueblue,

You should be just fun here, but Berger's recommendations are usually pretty good about what these bullets will or will not do in re stabilization. Give it a try, but I doubt you'll see any problems at all here.

Kevin Thomas
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Re: 7STW & 180gr Berger

I don't have a STW but I have a 284 Win with a 1-9" twist 29.5" barrel and shoot the 180 Bergers at 2870 fps, they stabilize fine out to 1000yds, I shot a 6.1875" 5 shot group with it today in windy conditions.
I think they will shoot just fine out of your STW.
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:02 PM
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Re: 7STW & 180gr Berger

Great shooting Wayne.
I think I can get 2950-3000fps with them in the STW. Could be optomistic. Will see.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:18 PM
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Re: 7STW & 180gr Berger

Update,
Decided not to try the 180's. After running ballistic software the 180's under
perform the 168gr.
168gr Berger @ 3125FPS 20.25 MOA @ 1000yards w/ 1265# energy
180gr Berger @ 2950FPS(est) 22.25 MOA @ 1000yds.w/1264# energy
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