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Unread 09-03-2012, 01:55 PM
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Re: what are your favorite 7stw loads

Does Anyone else want to share their load data?
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    Re: what are your favorite 7stw loads

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    It would take a day to go through the 7stw post on the rifle forum. How about a new post with just your favorite loads? Im fairly new to the stw and would appreciate any advice.
    Reloader 25 works for me!82.5 gr. with barnes 150 x,83gr. with 150 Nosler Bt,80.5 gr. with 160 Nosler Accubond.Fed 215 primer . 150's shoot 1/2 inch and are 3500fps. Accubonds are 3270 fps and shot 3/8 group at 100 yards.Remington 700 Sendero sf.
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    Re: what are your favorite 7stw loads

    Working with 180g Bergers, with 79g Retumbo and a CCI 250 Magnum primer. This is the first load I've worked up for this rifle. It's a Custom Remington 700 BDL 26"bbl. at 2989FPS (pulled 2 of the shots, it was a long day at the range)

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    They are seated out waaaay long! and have to be fed single shot, Bergers don't like to be jumped in this rifle. (7stw says that they look like a missle)

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    Working with 180g Bergers, with 79g Retumbo and a CCI 250 Magnum primer. This is the first load I've worked up for this rifle. It's a Custom Remington 700 BDL 26"bbl. at 2989FPS (pulled 2 of the shots, it was a long day at the range)

    Attachment 12736

    They are seated out waaaay long! and have to be fed single shot, Bergers don't like to be jumped in this rifle. (7stw says that they look like a missle)

    Attachment 12737

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    Re: what are your favorite 7stw loads

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    Working with 180g Bergers, with 79g Retumbo and a CCI 250 Magnum primer. This is the first load I've worked up for this rifle. It's a Custom Remington 700 BDL 26"bbl. at 2989FPS (pulled 2 of the shots, it was a long day at the range)

    Attachment 12736

    They are seated out waaaay long! and have to be fed single shot, Bergers don't like to be jumped in this rifle. (7stw says that they look like a missle)

    Attachment 12737

    Dan
    Yup, that's right, ICBM by Dano 1 really, it looks like a Saturn 5 . Nice groups Dano.
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    Re: what are your favorite 7stw loads

    My " standard" load has always been, and still is 79.3-RL 22-140, with Federal 215. Bullet choices vary, in the 140 class, to 140 CT, BT, or of recent, 140 TSX. My best load with 140 weight bullets is with the CT bullet. Deadly accurate, deadly on target as well.
    I have been doing some experimenting with 154 Hornady spire points, and let me tell ya, these things shoot very well.
    I have also been experimenting with RL25, and so far I like it. As we all know, RL 22 is very temp sensitive. So far, the 25 dosen't seem to be AS sensitive as 22. I haven't finalized anything yet. I will be doing lot of shooting here pretty soon with two STW's that I haven't really worked out a load for, except the preliminary loads that I shot in the spring when I got them. I have a custom gun that I built in the spring, and a Winchester Sharpshooter as well. I didn't shoot them much after that, because the hot weather came, and I didn't spend much time with them in the summer, knowing that my hunting load was going to change when the temps cooled down.
    I have had good luck also with 7828, but usually reserve it for bullet weights between 140-150. After that, you can do better with a slower powder, and get better velocity, and less pressure. Also, 7828 isn't as temp sensitive either. The 7 mm STW isn't finicky to load for. Pick a powder, bullet, and primer combo, that has a good track record, and it is just a matter of finding the sweet spot in seating depth, and you are there. Back off on the full length die just a bit, and that helps brass life, and chamber fit. Good luck to all, and be safe in your loading habits.
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    Re: what are your favorite 7stw loads

    81grns RL25 180 berger 3040mv gitter done load! .4 @100yds. Max Load!!!
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