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Old 05-21-2008, 11:04 PM
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180 Berger! Only way to fly.
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I shoot 140's at 3550 in my stw for shooting deer to about 600 yards, then move up to the 160's. My personal stw, a mark bansner built, lilja 26" barreled 1/9, rem 700 runs 160 at 3340 fps with about 95 gr of wc872.
gotta agree with dick that the 160's at 3550-3575 fps from those AM's are pretty rough on deer, but don't think they know if it were only a measily 3200 fps!
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Those of you shooting the 160 accubonds do they tend like being seated closer to the lands or off a little more. I am getting ready to try a few and trying to take as much guess work out of it as i can. I was thinking bout using H1000 and the cci mag primers.
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against the lands shoot best, but a lil jump doesn't really effect hunting accuracy, so I just seat mine at max mag length and go with it.

OH and BTW, my ES is much better with fed 215's than cci primers, ran in the 30's till switching to 215's then it dropped to around 8.
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Re: Best Long Range 7 mm STW Bullet

I use a 160 gr Sierra HP pushed by 80.4 grs of H-1000 out of a 26" tube. I never had a Whitetail take a step after being shot. My longest kill to date is 450 yds. because of where I hunt. I get about 3050 fps out of this load. I have a load with 130 gr Sierra bullet pushed by 85 grs H-1000 that gives 3350 fps. I shoot the loads that my rifle tells me is a sweet spot load. Most of my friends like a 139 gr Hornady interlock at max in their STW's. That yields about 3325 fps. So whats your preference? The STW will shoot flat flat flat, if you need it to, or perform like the standard 7mm mag. The deer hate it.
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Re: Best Long Range 7 mm STW Bullet

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180 Berger! Only way to fly.
The 180 Berger/77.0 Retumbo/OAL 3.800 works well in my APS rifle.
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Re: Best Long Range 7 mm STW Bullet

You guys have to look at the posting dates. This thread has been dead for a year.
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