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Unread 08-24-2011, 08:08 PM
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This is what i will be using on my cow elk hunt here in NEVADA. 7 mm stw 160 grain accubound/71 grains of 7828 at 3000 per. sec. I am a fair shot i shoot a little over 20 coyotes a year so i am not new to shooting but all have been under 100 yds. so my 0 is and has been 100 yds. What do you guys recommend for a 0 the area that i will be hunting is very wide open.
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    You need to shoot at least 200-300yds to see how much it's going to drop on you.I have a 7STW and your load is rather mild,even less velocity than I get in my 7mag.If you kick your velocity up a little more she's gonna drop a whole lot less.I'm loading 77grs of Reloader-22 for the 160gr Accubond in mine at around 3200fps.1" high at a 100yards puts me right on at 200yds.I could kick it up a grain or two more,but it shoots really good right there.With IMR-7828 I usually load a grain or more higher than what I load with Reloader-22.The load data today shows some very mild loads for the 7STW.Here's some test data from 1996 just to give you an idea about what I'm talking about.



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    Here's some data from an older Hodgdon manual.
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    All my rifles are zeroed at 200 yards. You are usually good to 400 yards without reseting dials or hold over.
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    Unread 08-25-2011, 09:11 AM
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    Thanks baldhunter,


    I know its on the light side for that cal. but have tried lots of different powers and bullets and this one shoots the best group with 160.
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    All my rifles are zeroed at 200 yards. You are usually good to 400 yards without reseting dials or hold over.
    This is the advice I received from my older brother, many years ago. It works. For me, practice at different ranges, and under different conditions is the key.
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    Just zero it at 300y. You'll be good to 0-500y with little holdover/under. Good luck hunting.
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