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Best Long Range 7 mm STW Bullet

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Unread 05-20-2008, 08:58 PM
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Best Long Range 7 mm STW Bullet

I know we talked a little bit about this in the past but i lost all the info due to a computer issue. Been tinkering with the 140 accubond and a little with the 140 TSX but what bullet would you STW shooters say would be the best all around for mule deer. Thinking bout loading up some 160 accubonds but not sure if i can get it to 3200fps. Any thoughts.
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    Unread 05-20-2008, 11:06 PM
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    Bergers

    I think 3200 with the 160 accubonds should be doable.
    My list for long range 7 mm Bullets, Excluding any custom bullets.
    180 Bregers
    168 Bergers
    160 accubonds
    162 Hornady

    If I was a meat hunter only..160 accubonds. I have had great results with them and accuracy was outstanding. I have been shooting the 168 bergers and they shoot really well. I went to the 180's for the added weight and wind bucking.

    Just my opinion.. I think some of the custome bullets out there would be even better!

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    Unread 05-21-2008, 01:12 AM
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    200 grain wildcat!
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    I don't shoot a STW but my combo is still a 7mm and, if you have the right barrel combo and the horsepower, the Wildcat 200 gr. ULD RBBT is great. It's given me excellent results on both deer and elk.

    I can also tell you that the 7mm Accubond at about 3550 fps has a very adverse affect on a deer's ability to stay alive.;);)
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    Unread 05-21-2008, 10:34 AM
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    Blacktail,
    running 160's to 3200 depends on how hard you want to push it. I Have done it in my STW. they were very toasty loads. but it is definately doable.

    Gritt and SS7mm
    Do you guys think that the STW has enough jam to see a benifit to the 200gr bullet? or would the 180's be about the limit in the STW?
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    I use the 200 grain WC in a 18" barrel (7mm Dakota) and it does quite well.
    Currently using Bob Caterucio's 176.5 grain VLD as Richard is not caught up yet.
    The 180 Berger & JLK are also good options (I have and use both of them too).
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    Guess i should of mentioned rate of twist is 1 in 10 on a 26" Shilen #5 contour. I am assuming H1000 or Retumbo for the 160. Had good luck with H4831 in the accuracy dept on the 140 accubond but lost accuracy past 73 grains. have some H1000 up to 82 grains loaded but havent had a chance to shoot them. Plus those with experience with the 160's i have heard they like to be very close to the lands?
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