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Powder for 7mm STW

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Unread 06-14-2008, 08:21 PM
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Powder for 7mm STW

I am new to reloading so any advice would be great. I am going to start reloading for my STW and am wondering what would be a good powder choice. I am planing on shooting Berger 168 vld's. Also I will be ordering dies for 270 wsm soon, is there a powder that would be good for both.

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Unread 06-14-2008, 11:57 PM
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What bullet weight in 270WSM

I have a 270 WSM H1000 works well in 270WSM when firing 160 gr Nosler Partitions. IMR 7828 works wonders. Don't deviate from printed powder charge weights in the current reloading manuals.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 10:17 AM
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Try H-1000 and retumbo in the STW
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Unread 06-15-2008, 08:34 PM
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Berger lists max load of 78.1gr Retumbo/3029fps
and 76.5gr H1000/2981 fps. I thought this caliber would be faster than this. More powder capacity than the 7 Rem mag, but load data doesn't seem to show that much more speed. Any thoughts.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 09:25 PM
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try 79gr R22 and work up to 81gr gives me 3450fps in a sako model 995trgs.factory barrel with no high pressure signs
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Unread 06-15-2008, 09:26 PM
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sorry im shooting a 140 gr barnes tsx bullet in that load
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Unread 06-16-2008, 02:50 PM
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I havn't tried the Berger yet but I've tried H1000, R19 and R22. 7828 became my go to powder from 140-160 grain accubonds and TSX's. Keep me posted on how the Bergers work out for you.

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