7mm stw loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by nddodd, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Hey fellas calling on yalls knowledge again. I would like to hear some of your pet loads on the 7mm stw anywhere from 140-168 weight bullets.

    Thanks guys
    Nathan
     
  2. mciver

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    Been using 79.5gr of RL25 sitting on 150 Sciroccos that is pushing out at 3400-3450 out of a Broughton 28.5". I've had good results with 175 SMK's with H1000. What type of twist do you have..I have a 1:9 in my STW and it really likes the 150-168gr bullets the best. However, if you are doing anything out to 800-1000 the 175's really start pulling together. Are you looking for a target load or a hunting load...to me it really makes difference on how/what I load. I find that I can push them a little harder out of Win brass...never had good luck with Remmy brass in my STW...it eats um up.
     

  3. Chuck Boyer

    Chuck Boyer Active Member

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    My favorite load in my Win 70 Classic Sporter is 78 gr 7828 and a 160 Sierra BTHP Gameking. This bullet does not get enough credit for performance. Velocity in my gun is 3263fps. This load holds up well and hits hard.
     
  4. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your input fellas, I'm not sure on the twist it's a factory rem sendero stw I think it's 9 1/4 twist not for sure though. I would like to shoot the 168 bergers or the 175 smk's do yall think that twist would stabilize it. Going to mainly hunt long range with it.

    Thanks
    Nathan
     
  5. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    The Sendero is a 9.5 twist. It does stabilize the 180 Bergers. I use 79 grains Retumbo and 3.65 OAL. 3050 FPS This load is deadly out to 1000 yards in my sendero.
     
  6. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome I would love to be able to try the 180's probably want be able to find any to shoot though, seems like everything Berger has is hard to come by right now.

    Thanks so much for the info
    Nathan
     
  7. dodgefreak8

    dodgefreak8 Well-Known Member

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    my best load tested so far is 78gr of reloader-25 using a 160gr nosler accubond and fed 215m primers. Runs about 3150fps out of my ruger no.1 and groups pretty well for the factory barrel.
     
  8. HRstretch

    HRstretch Well-Known Member

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    140 grn Accubonds
    82 grn H-1000
    3290 FPS

    140 grn Bergers Hunting VLD
    82 grn H-1000
    3300 FPS

    Both extremely deadly accurate.

    Also had good luck with

    150 grn SMK
    78 grn IMR 7828
    3242 FPS

    WELCOME TO THE CLUB
     
  9. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again guys for all of your input on the stw. Finally got to shoot some last sunday I think I'm going to stick with 168 Bergers. My load was 78 gr of h-1000 w/fed lrg mag primers 3075fps, load shot right at 1" at 250 maybe I can stretch it out once they cut the beans.

    Thanks again fellas
    Nathan
     
  10. Bucky

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    168 Bergers w/ 80gr RL25 and Federal GM215M flyin @ 3170 out of a Sako 75 gives just awesome groups. Bucky
     
  11. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    79.5 grns of Retumbo, Fed 215 M out of my Sendero at about 2970 fps groups about 1/2 inch wth 168 Berger VLD. I also want to try the 180's
     
  12. mtang45

    mtang45 Well-Known Member

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    I get more velocity out of Retumbo than H1000 and approximately the same accuracy. 168 gr smk / 79 gr Retumbo gets 3200 fps out my Remington 700 with a 1/9 twist Shilen barrel. I could probably push them a little harder and eek out 3300 fps with the Retumbo.