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Unread 03-11-2007, 09:34 AM
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257- STW

Looking for loads or info for the 257 STW??
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    Unread 03-11-2007, 11:45 AM
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    Re: 257- STW

    I use 84 grains of ramshot magnum and a 100 grain Nosler BT good for 3950FPS out of my 30 inch 257stw. I also use 80 grains of ramshot magnum and a 110 accubond. Remember to reduce 10% and work up and have fun.
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    Unread 03-11-2007, 06:32 PM
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    I have Layne Simpson's article For Shooting Times on the 257STW.Shoot me a pm with your address and I'll send you a copy of his data.Hopefully, my smith will complete my 257STW in a couple of weeks and we can compare reloading results.
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    Unread 03-11-2007, 07:47 PM
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    Brute- PM on the way!! Thanks
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    Re: 257- STW

    What-is-your-barrel-life-like.-A-100grn-Ballistic-Tip-at-3950;-that-has-to-be-devastating-on-varmints.-I-was-thinking-about-going-with-a-7mm-STW-using-the-140grn-Ballatic-tip.-I-am-thinking-I-would-get-close-to-3700-fps-out-of-my-30"-barrel.-However;-it-looks-like-I-am-going-to-go-with-the-7mm-WSM;-but-I-still-have-plenty-of-time-to-change-my-mind.-I-am-just-wondering-what-kind-of-barrel-life-I-would-get.-Also;-does-Norma-make-brass-for-7MM-STW?
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    Unread 03-12-2007, 01:08 PM
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    Hvyw8t- It sounds like you like the Ramshot magnum powder for the 257 stw, is it very temp sensitive? Thanks for replying
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    Re: 257- STW

    wildcat,
    No body makes brass other than WW or Remington for 7 STW. Even Nosler loads their custom ammo in 7STW using WW brass. There has been some Federal loaded ammo using using 150 Nosler that was cheap last year, I think it is still avaiable (but not as cheap) from Midway. The STW is the 8mm Rem Mag case necked up or down.
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