Re: Opinions on the 7 STW?
The 7mm STW, or 7mm Shooting Times Westerner was originally a wildcat designed in 1989 by Layne Simpson, a gun writer for Shooting Times magazine. The design includes a slight decrease in body taper, compared to the original 8mm Remington Magnum case. Throat design was also changed to include a straight section. This improves accuracy potential. The 7mm STW was adopted as a SAAMI cartridge about 1996. The 7mm STW has impressive velocity potential and can deliver good ballistics with a variety of bullets and powders.
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.