162 A Max in 7STW?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Jim Oliver, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I wanted to try the Hornady 162 A Max in my STW--however, a note on the box of bullets advises 8 In. twist. I called Hornady and was told that the 162 probably would not stabilize in the Rem bbl. Don't remember if the Rem. twist is 9 1/2 or 10 inches.

    Any reason to even try them in a Rem. STW bbl?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  2. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I called Hornady and was told that the 162 probably would not stabilize in the Rem bbl.

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    Don't listen to them. It will stabalize just fine.
     

  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    In my 7mm Rem Mag with a 9.5" twist, the 162gr A-max is my most accurate bullet. With a conservative load at around 2900fps, it will print 1/2MOA or less on a good day. This is with an 8lb rifle.

    I'd give them a try, its all I shoot out of my 7mm when hitting the target is important.

    Good luck,
    don
     
  4. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    Thats what my dad uses in his sendero stw.
     
  5. Jim Oliver

    Jim Oliver Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,
    I knew I could get help if I went to the right place--and this is IT!

    Jim
     
  6. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    The 162 A-Max is very accurate in my 7STW with a Hart 10" twist barrel. I can't imagine why Hornady would recommend an 8" twist which few shooters have. If an 8" twist was required, the bullet would be out of production due to lack of sales.
     
  7. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Berger recommends a 1-10" for their 168gr vld's and 1-9" for 180grs..Just a thought.
     
  8. 7mmCUB

    7mmCUB Active Member

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    i use the 162 amax in my 1 and 9 twist 7mm stw and my factory 7 rem mag and it works just fine in both
     
  9. john_m44

    john_m44 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Winchester model 70 coyote in 7MM WSM with a 9 1/2 twist, and they shoot good. I got a chance to shoot them at 750 today in 5mph wind, they seem to shoot through the wind great. Just my .02 :D
    john_m44
     
  10. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Yes those A-Maxes even knocked down a tree!

    Pretty impressive even if it was all rotted and riddled with holes!