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Help with bullet choice for 7 mm STW

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Unread 10-08-2007, 11:44 PM
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180 grain berger 74.5 grains h1000 3100 fps
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    one of my hunting loads for my STW is 94 gr of WC872 behind a 160 accubond at 3340 fps. work up to it in warmer climates.
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    I have no experience with the 7 rum but have shot the 7rm a lot.- the 160 accubond is the best overall bullet i have found.

    The scirocco 150 has great terminal ballistics but it is (in my not so accurate and penetrates far less than the accubond.

    I´d say the 162 a max is too soft if a shot at shorter ranges is the case.

    No experience with the 175 SMk or 180 berger.
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    "a 160 accubond at 3340 fps" I'd be careful about attempting this velocity with the 160gr. It would be way over in my rifle. I have talked to other STW shooters who can get 3,500+ with a 140gr bullet but I wonder what pressure those loads generate. I'm sure they are "wondering" too. These loads may work for some shooters but I'd suggest looking for a more modest velocity.

    Personally, I had very good results with accuracy and terminal performance of the 162gr A-Max at 3,200 ft/sec in my Sendero with a 26" Hart barrel. They do an exceptional job on chest shots, which is where I normally shoot. A Texas heart shot, which impacts the rear hip, would be a challenge for all but the most stoutly constructed bullets.
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    Where I come from a Texas heart shot is in that little
    bulls eye between both hind quarters with the game
    going straight away from the hunter.

    It's a little tough to hit but it does give you a spot to
    aim at. "Ha, Ha", and not recomended with any bullet.

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    What is the range you are shooting your 7 mm stw 300,400 ,600 Yards ?

    I enjoy reading your post about the STW .

    I would like to pick your brain on more info about the 7 mm Stw?

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    V H

    What is the range you are shooting your 7 mm stw 300,400 ,600 Yards ?

    I enjoy reading your post about the STW .

    I would like to pick your brain on more info about the 7 mm Stw?

    Redbone
    Me too! JE Custom also posts some very good info on the 7 STW. I wish VH and JE Custom would collaborate on a post titled "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the 7STW."

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