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7 mm stw Load Info needed

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Unread 08-03-2007, 07:29 PM
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Started playing with the 7stw a couple of years ago. I am shooting 120 grain ballistic tips with a healthy charge of re22. I have shot a few coyotes with it and run offs are not a issue. What I like about this combo is that with a 3" high 100 yard zero you can hold on a coyote at 400 yards. I have shot this load out to 800 yards with good results but I prefer a much heavier bullet for long range hunting.
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Unread 08-03-2007, 08:18 PM
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160 sierra GameKing SPBT
75gr IMR 7828
3.67 oal
Shilen 1:11 twist 26"
This shoots excellent out of my rifle, I'm now trying to find load data for the berger 168 Vld's to try
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Unread 08-03-2007, 11:09 PM
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I have had a 7mm STW Sendero since Remington started making them. And I actually just bought another 7mm STW Sendero to monkey with. This one is going to sport a 30'' SS fluted Lilja. The STW is one heck of a cartridge. I wish my grandpa (whom got me into this sport) could see the one hole groups I can get out of my STW.

I shoot 80 grains of H4831 under 140gr Seirra SPBT's. I have shot coyotes out at 800 yds with this load. I setup way up on top of a bluff overlooking a small drainage. Actually the same spot I have been shooting for years. I have takin yotes there from 50-800+ with the STW.
For elk I use 160 gr Seirra SPBT's but I cannot recall how many grains of 4831 I use. I will have to look it up.

Last fall I got a nice sized couger with the same load. cougar was travelin up hill at full sprint. I gave out a long cow call and got him to stop in his tracks and look back at me at 600 yards. Thats where he fell.

I put a break on mine a couple years ago, but I ended up removing it. The darn thing ruptured my left ear drum when I was hunting deer. It was the first time I had shot it with the new break on and without hearing protection.
I will never do that again!
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Unread 08-04-2007, 06:47 PM
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wallowa hunter

what kind of muzzle brake did you put on your 7 mm stw ?


Kill more Coyotes

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Unread 08-04-2007, 09:07 PM
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I had a Aquila installed after having one on my 30 Gibbs for 20 years. But the STW is a totally different beast.

Lots more powder burning = more boom. It worked well but there was alot of felt air blast from the break, especially in my right ear....

These last few weeks I have been considering a OPS INC break. A friend put one on his 300 Ultra and it works really well (or so he says). I am going to try it next week over east and see how it really works. Before I spend another $100 on a break. Here is there site iffin you want to see one. Seeing how I already have my bbl threaded I might as well try another....?

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Unread 08-04-2007, 09:09 PM
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I had a Winchester Model 70 that had been reamed from 7MM Rem Mag to 7STW shortly after Layne Simpsons article came out. I shot 150gr Barnes X FB and 150gr Nosler Ballistic Tips in front of 79.3 gr IMR 7828. Groups were in the 0.75-0.50 range. Velocity with the X was 3380-3390.

I used the X bullet during hunting season for big game and coyotes and the Nosler the rest of the year for coyotes. Runners were not a problem.

I loved that gun.. sold it to buy a 204 cause it was cheap to shoot but regreted it when the 'yotes started running on me..
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Unread 08-05-2007, 06:36 AM
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I had one built in '96, my loads are 86 gr of H1000 behind a nosler 140 gr for 3550 fps, 94 gr of WC 872 behind a 160 accubond for 3340 fps. Mine is a 26" 1/9 lilja barreled rem 700 LH built by mark Bansner of bansners gunsmithing of adamstown pa.
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