7mm STW and vv n570

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cooper669, May 15, 2010.

  1. cooper669

    cooper669 Member

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    Does anyone have any load data using this combination? I'm trying to work up some loads using Berger 168gr vld. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
     
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  2. Fitch

    Fitch Well-Known Member

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    I've no experience loading for the 7mmSTW. I modeled the 168g Berger/7mmSTW in QuickLOAD, had it develope a load map, and took a look just for fun. QL says 73.0g of N560 is a max load. I'd back off, load one round at 70, and in half grain increments up to 73.5 and watch for pressure signs. Pull the rest of the bullets if you see signs and go at it from there.

    FWIW: QL also predicts slightly more MV with Retumbo, H870, and the most MV with N570.

    Fitch
     

  3. cooper669

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    Thanks for your help, I will start there. I'll post the results
     
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    Fitch Well-Known Member

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    I misread your first post. I read it as you wanting to try N560. You were asking about N570. The max load for N570 is 82.2g - I'd back off to 79g and work up from there. N570 is a better powder for that bullet cartridge combination than N560.

    Fitch