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Which bullet for STW?

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Unread 12-04-2006, 10:10 PM
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Which bullet for STW?

Just starting to get into LR shooting and was needing some advice. I have a LH Rem 7mmSTW, and I would like to know what would be the optimum bullet weight/make for shots on Deer/Antelope & Elk out to about 600 yards or so? I had some 140 TSX's on the bench for my .280, so I put a bunch of them into some STW cases. Now Hunting is over, I would like to get serious about loading up some LR stuff, we have a 1000K range here now, and its calling my name.
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    Unread 12-04-2006, 10:45 PM
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    Re: Which bullet for STW?

    If elk are in the equation, 160 gr Accubond. If only deer and antelope, 162 gr Amax.
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    Re: Which bullet for STW?

    I used the 140 accubond this year on deer and elk.It worked good on both.I would have used the 160 AB, but my gun liked the 140 alot better.
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    Re: Which bullet for STW?

    Might give the 168 gr Berger VLD a try.....I shoot them at 3200 out of my Sendero. Very accurate and flat shooting. The Accubond works well also. My rifle did not like the amax. 2" groups at 100 yds, vs. 1/2" Berger and Nosler. Rebarreling now with a 28" Broughton.
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    Re: Which bullet for STW?

    I just purchased a Sendero Stw also and I am gonna start shooting LR also. I am mounting a Schmidt Bender 4-16x50 on it and was wondering about bullet choice also and the best powders for this Caliber? Any help would be appreciated. Not hijacking your thread but maybe we can both benefit..
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    Unread 12-05-2006, 12:10 AM
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    Re: Which bullet for STW?

    By all means Blaser....we're here to learn.

    Excuse my ignorance Bill, but who/what are Amax bullets?
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    Re: Which bullet for STW?

    the Amax is hornady's target bullet. its not built like a target bullet though in the since that it has a polymere tip. great for light skinned game and coyotes. havent tried them on elk yet though. Hears a list I would try and you can see what bullets are the most accurate out of you'r gun. 162amax, the 160gr. accubond and whatever berger has in the 160-170 group. have dealt with lots of bergers just not in the 7mm.
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