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Which bullet for STW?

 
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:08 AM
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Re: Which bullet for STW?

What is the twist in your barrel(s)?
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:15 AM
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Re: Which bullet for STW?

My rate of twist is 1 in 9 1/4.

While on this subject, what would be the best ROT for a .280 AI shooting mainly 140 gr. bullets?
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:51 AM
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Re: Which bullet for STW?

My rate of twist is 1-9.5...
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:23 AM
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Re: Which bullet for STW?

I would try the 180g VLD if I was you. Higher BC then any of the bullets anyone else mentioned and it WILL work on elk. It WILL stabilize out of your factory rifle. I had a winchester sporter model 70 in 7 STW and it shot the 180's just fine out of that twist, cant reemmber what exactly it was, 9 1/4 or 9 1/2 maybe. The 168g VLD would be a good one as well as the 160g AB.
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Re: Which bullet for STW?

Do a search for keithcandler he's a big stw fan.
His posts will show some powders and hot loads for the stw's.
Stay w/ the heavies as stated although keith is a fan of the barnes 140 tsx.ME
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Re: Which bullet for STW?

The powders I go to when loading for 7mmstw are h1000 and retumbo.
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