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162 A Max in 7STW?

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Unread 01-12-2007, 08:24 AM
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162 A Max in 7STW?

Hi guys,

I wanted to try the Hornady 162 A Max in my STW--however, a note on the box of bullets advises 8 In. twist. I called Hornady and was told that the 162 probably would not stabilize in the Rem bbl. Don't remember if the Rem. twist is 9 1/2 or 10 inches.

Any reason to even try them in a Rem. STW bbl?

Thanks,

Jim
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    Unread 01-12-2007, 08:47 AM
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    I called Hornady and was told that the 162 probably would not stabilize in the Rem bbl.

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    Don't listen to them. It will stabalize just fine.
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    Re: 162 A Max in 7STW?

    In my 7mm Rem Mag with a 9.5" twist, the 162gr A-max is my most accurate bullet. With a conservative load at around 2900fps, it will print 1/2MOA or less on a good day. This is with an 8lb rifle.

    I'd give them a try, its all I shoot out of my 7mm when hitting the target is important.

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    Re: 162 A Max in 7STW?

    Thats what my dad uses in his sendero stw.
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    Re: 162 A Max in 7STW?

    Thanks,
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    Jim
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    Re: 162 A Max in 7STW?

    The 162 A-Max is very accurate in my 7STW with a Hart 10" twist barrel. I can't imagine why Hornady would recommend an 8" twist which few shooters have. If an 8" twist was required, the bullet would be out of production due to lack of sales.
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    Re: 162 A Max in 7STW?

    Berger recommends a 1-10" for their 168gr vld's and 1-9" for 180grs..Just a thought.
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