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Old 08-31-2008, 10:54 PM
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7mmSTW 120grn load info

I am currently working up a Barnes 120grn TSX load using H1000,does anyone have any experiences or recipies for this projectile or projectiles of this weight?


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Re: 7mmSTW 120grn load info

Might be a bit slow for that bullet weight.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:57 PM
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Re: 7mmSTW 120grn load info

I was thinking of trying H4831 as next step.
In a perfect world I would be trying RL19 but this is rare in NZ.

I can get Vihtavouri powders but can't find any data for STW.

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Re: 7mmSTW 120grn load info

19 loads available in 7mm STW with bullet weight equal 120

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Re: 7mmSTW 120grn load info

Cheers Ridgerunner,

Has anyone loaded Barnes 120grn TSX?
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Re: 7mmSTW 120grn load info

Why not try the 140 grain Berger? You can get it over 3500 fps and the BC will help it past a couple hundred yards.
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Re: 7mmSTW 120grn load info

Thanks for the information I didn't know Berger made a 140grn for the 7mm. I will investigate availabillity.

The reason I am trying a 120 Barnes load is I have found the Nosler 140 grn BT quite explosive on the Chamois we have in this country.
Nice neat hole on entry and a fist sized hole on exit. They tend not to run to far though.
I have had better results with the 140 Accubond but thought I would try the Barnes, (as they are quite often raved about) and go to a lighter bullet.

Using 87.6-87.8 grns H1000 (ADI AR2217) I have achieved groups of 18-20mm(3 shots) @ 100m using Remington brass,CCI 250 primers.

I have had keyhole groups with both the Noslers using the same but with 83.5grns of H1000.

I am yet to chrony these loads as I do not own one and usually load for most accurate load.

I have found I can get hold of RE22 and I looking at trying some of this over a chrony of a friend along with my existing loads.
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