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7mm STW

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Unread 03-05-2008, 11:49 AM
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7mm STW

What are you loading in your 7mm stw. have never loaded that caliber before
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Unread 03-05-2008, 08:59 PM
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for hunting i like 160's partitions,speer-grand-slams, accubonds, barnes tsx would bee great also, for taget i like boatails 150s 168's..... if your a new reloader try them later then sooner. powders reloader-22... h1000... primers fed. 215 magnum or gold match215 or any mag primer really,rem brass is fine as is winchester...lighter bullets while shooting very flat turn into little umbrellas with this kind of power and will blood-shot much meat. its a great round but match your bullet choice to the game your hunting.. there are many Great hunters/shooters here with Vast knowledge...read up all you can . don't buy cheap..it gets expensive when you have to re-place it 1or 2 times.... enjoy the forum, regards
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Unread 03-06-2008, 09:38 AM
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If you do a search, there should be lots of info on STW loads from past threads.
I use 71.5 grs IMR4350 pushing 140 Accubonds on top of a magnum primer down a 26" tube.
I've tried H1000, RE22, as well w/ some success with Barnes 150's, Sierra 160's, 160 Partitions and a few more.

Hope this helps.
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Unread 03-06-2008, 08:03 PM
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I am shooting 140 grn Accubond with 82 grns H-1000 to 3295 fps 1" at 200 yards and 150 grn SMK with 77.5 grn IMR 7828 to 3258 1" at 300 yards.

Winchester brass and CCI magnum large rifle primers. OAL set out as far as magazine will let me.
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Unread 03-06-2008, 10:28 PM
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Some hot loads from before SAAMI stepping in.

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Unread 03-07-2008, 09:00 AM
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Good friend of mine took a stock Rem 700 7 rem mag --- rechambered to a 7STW using the stock barrel. He is getting 0.5 moa and less using 140 gr accubonds and 77.5gr Retumbo. I know he tried a lot of powder/bullet combos before settling on the above.
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Unread 03-07-2008, 11:41 AM
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I'm launching 162 A-MAX's with what the books say is too much IMR 7828. Chronoed them at 3250 fps with no excessive pressure signs and it flirts with 1/2" groups at 200 yrds. I recommend it for golf balls at 200 yrds! We have only used it on one buck at approx 475 yrds. Lots of destruction and one very dead deer.
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