I think you picked a great round. I have shot deer with the regular 7mm-08 round since I was about 12. It was my first bolt-action deer rifle...Still have it sitting in the safe. Excellent whitetail round. And to this day, the 7mm's are still my favorite calibers, although I have an array of different rifles in all sorts of calibers, but the .257's, 7mm's, and .30's will always be my top 3 favorites.
Maybe your dies will get off backorder soon. I know I'm still waiting on my .25-06 Ackley neck-sizer die to get back in stock @ Midway. God knows when that will be, as slow as Redding is about cutting their custom dies. Also still waiting on my Hornady OAL gauge 7mm STW modified case. Might just take one to the smith to have him bore and thread. I need another one cut from one of my .300 Ackley brass, anyway. Might just go abead and order me a 3-jaw chuck for my drill press at work and start making my own.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.