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7STW with 168 Bergers and 160 Fail Safes, WOW

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:53 PM
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7STW with 168 Bergers and 160 Fail Safes, WOW

I have been working on a Sako 75, in 7STW for about a month now. Well I revisited a load that I tried when I first got it. 79.6- n170- 168 VLD @3.700 with fed 215. Groups at 100 were .380, and at 200, they shot a .977 with a "flier" and a .746. I have not chronograghed this load yet. Additionally, I have a stash of 160 Fail Safes. I shot 9 of these yesterday using 81 grains N170. the coal was not as long as the VLD's were. They were at 3.558. Groups at 100 were in the 3's and 4's. The last three I shot at 200. That group was .823. This gun has a definite preference to 160 class bullets. My other STW's prefer 140's and better yet, 150's. Just wanted to pass along some info to the STW lovers. So far so good with this one. I swear, these things shoot better than the 7 RUM. ( hope I didn't ruffle any feathers) AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL. 7STW.
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Re: 7STW with 168 Bergers and 160 Fail Safes, WOW

Where are you finding a supply of 7stw brass?
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Re: 7STW with 168 Bergers and 160 Fail Safes, WOW

7sTW CCan you share the twist in your barrel??

I can buy 250 7 stw brass of $150.00 shipping included my source. or 60.00 for 100.

if you can find them run 8 mm rem mag brass as a second choice.

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Re: 7STW with 168 Bergers and 160 Fail Safes, WOW

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Where are you finding a supply of 7stw brass?
Derek M, I just ran into a fellow around Christmas that sold me 3boxes of federal premium ammo with 150 bear claws, 2 boxes of A Square with 160 sierras, and another box of A Square ( Remington brass) with 150 Schiroccos. And I have a stash of brass that bought as factory ammo years ago that is Winchester. And last but not least, I have 1 box of brass that I formed from a partial box of 8 mag ammo bought at a gun show. All total, I think I have about 180 pieces of brass, some in ammo, and some once fired, or pulled bullets. I bought that ammo from that fellow for $125.00. He had recently sold the gun( Winchester Sharpshooter stainless) Two of the A Square boxes are headstamped A Square, and the other is headstamped R-P. So for now I have a" comfortable" supply of STW brass. I know where there is two boxes of Winchester factory, 160 fail safes, ( they have my name on them) Take care, shoot straight, AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL, 7STW.
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7sTW CCan you share the twist in your barrel??

I can buy 250 7 stw brass of $150.00 shipping included my source. or 60.00 for 100.

if you can find them run 8 mm rem mag brass as a second choice.

Odavid
I have not actually rodded the barrel and measured it, but I believe it is 1 in 9.
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Re: 7STW with 168 Bergers and 160 Fail Safes, WOW

Thank you thse is very helpful advice. I cannot believe how many individuals post loads and recommendation not knowing what the twist is. If you load with the different twist you get rotten results. Mine is 1 in 9.5 and likes 160 bullets the best I am wanting to try 180s. 140s are not near as tight groups no matter what I do.

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Thank you thse is very helpful advice. I cannot believe how many individuals post loads and recommendation not knowing what the twist is. If you load with the different twist you get rotten results. Mine is 1 in 9.5 and likes 160 bullets the best I am wanting to try 180s. 140s are not near as tight groups no matter what I do.

Thanks again
ODAVID
What make is yours? custom? On this Sako, it is listed as 1 in 9. My Remys are also the same. This one just plain likes the heavier bullets. That is fine by me because I have a love affair with those 168's. I have a 7 mag 700P that does things with that bullet that you would not believe unless you saw the targets. Life is good! AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL. 7 STW
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