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Old 03-29-2009, 01:07 PM
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Need 4 speed

Is a 7MM STW fast enough or do I need something faster for hunting out west
(250 - 400 yds. Antelope, Muledeer, & Elk)
Is a 270 ACI. IMP. worthwhile investing in?
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:29 PM
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Re: Need 4 speed

7 STW is absolutely perfect.
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:21 PM
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Re: Need 4 speed

ive been using 7stw for 4 years now ,never lost an animal , shot everything from antelope to caribou , sheep , moose , deer , and elk .
i use barnes ttsx 140grs with 82grs of rl22 out of a 24inch barrel running at 3475, never had a problem , taking animals out to 600m. seems to work just fine.
soory to change the subject but someone posted a true ballistic website for all bullets, just wondering if anyone remebers it thanks.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:44 AM
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Re: Need 4 speed

What are you hunting?

Elephants or Kodiak Bear?

On the other hand, Iam a small fan of overkill, and don't mind carrying a cannon when there may be bears around.

But seriously, what are you hunting that requires a killer round such as this?

Texas
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:19 AM
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Re: Need 4 speed

just what we have up here in canada , i have different rifles , but i can use this round for anything we have here ,except for the big bears then i would go up to the 30 cals , i like this round because its very flat shooting , ive thought about going to a heavier bullet for lr but so far it hasnt let me down , also i would like to comment on the barnes expansion, all the animals i ve taking at short distances the exit isnt huge but the internal damage is outstanding , the longer range kills have all opened up fine , ive never lost an animal since using barnes most never tahe more then a couple steps .
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:27 PM
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Re: Need 4 speed

Haha I get it now...your out west is my waaaay northeast. Barnes bullets certainly kill, I just have a little benchrest in my blood and don't like their poor BCs.

I like the 7stw, I just don't have a use for it in the states.

Btw, you go go ong range with a light bullet also. Swift Sciroccos have a higher BC in their 150 bullets than most any other bullet heavier than that. If not all...

Texas.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:10 PM
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Re: Need 4 speed

i know bergers have great bcs , swifts ive heard r great lots of guys up here use them , my barnes shoot great groups iam thinking of trying 168 vld bergs , just for something new , but i like 99% retention
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