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7 stw: Which bullet/powder?

 
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:58 PM
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7 stw: Which bullet/powder?

First time longrangehunting.com, First time thread, thanks for having me!

I'm fairly new to reloading, and have been tinkering with a 7 stw and found it to like the berger 168's with retumbo, and sierra 160s with H1000. I am curious to hear about anyone elses experience reloading their 7 stw, and if they had a favorite load/bullet combination that I should try. Thanks for you help!
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:35 PM
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Re: 7 stw: Which bullet/powder?

My 7mmSTW loves Reloader22 and IMR7828 with 140 grain Ballistic Tips.
Either powder will give 3400+ fps and usually 3shots @ 1/2" or under. Really good long range deer loads.
I killed a nice bull elk with the older 150 grain scirrocco and 7828 with muzzle velocity of 3340. The gun also likes the 150 grain Sierra BT, but I haven't killed anything with that one yet.
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Old 01-20-2010, 05:04 PM
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Re: 7 stw: Which bullet/powder?

your using 2 of the best going powders for the STW, I shoot H-1000 and WC-872 in mine. don't care much for reloader powders because of not only temp. sensativity but also lot to lot varience, when your shooting overbore cartridges, the last thing ya wanna do is rework the load every lot change.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:34 PM
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Re: 7 stw: Which bullet/powder?

Thanks for response much appreciated. In your experience do you prefer the 140 g to larger grain bullets for tighter groups and long range shooting?
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:49 PM
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Re: 7 stw: Which bullet/powder?

to 500 yards the 140's beyond that 160 and above. if you have a 9 twist try the 200 gr wildcats.
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Re: 7 stw: Which bullet/powder?

Jritt,
The only way to know for sure is to try some of each in your gun and it will show you what it likes. Some guns will shoot very tight groups with one weight range and poor with the other. Try several loads at 100 yards and when you get some that are shooting good, then shoot targets with those loads at the extended ranges. When you find some loads that your gun likes....enjoy it. Keep us posted.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:25 AM
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Re: 7 stw: Which bullet/powder?

I load 80.0grs of Winchester WXR or Reloader-22 for bullet weights up to 150grs for 3400+fps.I really like the 139gr Hornady Interbonds.7mmSTW 3 shots 100yds on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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