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Unread 10-31-2011, 08:11 PM
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7mm STW Reloading Information

Just starting out to reload for the 7mm STW, was wondering if I might could get some good starting points and maybe what kind of velocities ya'll are getting. I already have some RL-22 and RL-25 powder. Any information will be appreciated. I will mostly be shooting 162 A-max's.
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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Information

    I am shooting the 162amax in my stw. I found RL 25 to give the best velocities. I am getting 3290 fps out of a 30 in tube. I have been able to maintain under .5 moa out to 900 yds. I am loading to a col 3.860 shooting as a single shot. My load is 79 gr Rl 25 federal 215 remington brass. I did manage one 800 yd group of slightly under 2 inches but i think the stars aligned just right on that one.
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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Information

    While I have not tried 162 A-Maxes in my 7STW yet, I thought I would offer that I have found Retumbo to be a great powder choice for this round with other bullets.
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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Information

    How much retumbo are you using. I just had a custom 7stm built throated for the 168 bergers. Can't wait to build a load for it. 26" broughton barrel, 1-9 twist.
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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Information

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    How much retumbo are you using. I just had a custom 7stm built throated for the 168 bergers. Can't wait to build a load for it. 26" broughton barrel, 1-9 twist.
    79 grains with 160 grain Accubonds and 84.5 grains with 140 AB's. I haven't tried 168 grain Bergers in mine yet, but have tried a few 140 grain VLD hunting bullets and it did not like those. But I have only tried a few groups and have not messed with seating depth any yet on those.
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    I did manage one 800 yd group of slightly under 2 inches but i think the stars aligned just right on that one.
    Holy Moly that is a helluva group......good shooting!
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    Re: 7mm STW Reloading Information

    75 grains of RL 25 works well in mine.
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