Re: Bullets for the 7mm STW
I picked up 5 boxes of the federal 150 nosler, solid base from midway on sale 8-9 months ago.I shot about 2 boxes to break in my new barrel,the rest I pulled the bullets, dumped the powder,shot the primmers,so I could use the brass.The best groups @ 100 were about 1 1/2.I think the problem may have been seating depth.I then went to work on a hunting load over the next 4-5 months.I tryed alot of differant powders and hunting bullets.My gun is a custom model 700,26''ABS Barrel,1 in 9 1/2 twist.Here is the 2 most accurate loads I came up with for hunting.
OAL-3.835=.10 OFF LANDS
This is a hot load in my rifle,you should start 10% below this and work up.Also you may have a shorter throat,or longer,so my OAL may not work in your rifle.
This is a mild load in my rifle,but very accurate.
I used the the 140 accubond load this year to hunt with.I harvested 2 elk and 1 deer,the ranges were from 350 to 519yrds.The accubond worked flawless.