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7mm stw loads ???

 
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:47 AM
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7mm stw loads ???

has anyone played with retumbo, groups-speed-bullets???
I have a sendero using 162 a-max
any info would be nice,like OAL. I reload alot but the stw is a new one to me.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:33 PM
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Re: 7mm stw loads ???

sorry H1000 is my go to powder in the STW, have played with WC872 a lil bit
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Re: 7mm stw loads ???

I have shot and reloaded for the stw lots. I would not use Retumbo until you hit the 175gr bullets or higher even then I think it is a little slow. H-1000 seems to work in bullet weights from 140gr to 175gr really well. A couple more are R-22, IMR-7828 and R-25. I just got my custom back so I have not really had time to play with it much but I was getting 3054fps with 79gr of Retumbo and the 176 Cart and it shoots well but I think the powder is a little to slow. I am going to try H-1000. For the 162 A-max I am using 78gr of IMR-7828sc and getting around 3270fps. I would try the H-1000 and start at about 78gr and work up until it shoots well or you get to much pressure. I think I topped out around 82gr with a 162 A-max and was getting around 3250fps. I will say H-1000 is not going to give you real smoking velocitys but it shoots well. If you want speed with accuracy look at R-22, IMR-7828 those usally give out the best velocity. I mainly use H-1000 because it is not as temp sensitive as R-22 or IMR-7828.
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Old 09-30-2006, 09:06 AM
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Re: 7mm stw loads ???

Thanks for the info
shot a few so far r-22 is the best
need to give r-25 1 more chance
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Re: 7mm stw loads ???

Go-Faster, I've not had good accuracy with the 162 Amax in my STW unless I slowed the charge down to about 75 grains of H-1000 or Retumbo.

I had EXCELLENT results with a 160 Accubond and 80 grains of retumbo and 80 grains of H-1000 as well.

The AB's shoot excellent in the STW.
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Re: 7mm stw loads ???

Go-faster,
Try a search using 7STW. I'll give you a some good info for the STW and some loads guys are using. Retumbo did not give the velocity I was looking for but with the 160 Accubond it was accurate 80.2 grains. Great round, purchased one myself and took 2 caribou this past August using 160 Barnes triple shock w/IMR7828. I was impressed with the Barnes performance. The BC isn't real high but I was smackin' rocks at 1200 after getting my bou.
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:21 PM
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what brass do you like?
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