7mm STW

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Terry Scott, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Terry Scott

    Terry Scott Well-Known Member

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    Got a 7 mag that needs a new barrel, wondering if it would be worth rechambering the new barrel to a STW.
    Whichever the cartridge, the barrel will be 26'' long in a Sendero contour.
    Think its worth the hassle to switch? I am using either 168 gr Bergers or their 180gr bullet. Gun weight is about 9.5 lbs.
    I'm pushing the 168s @3050fps.
     
  2. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    Probably not worth the hassle, but, what the hell, the 7STW is newer, bigger, more interesting; and the 7 Rem. Mag. has become sorta "old hat." :)

    You will need a Wyatt's extended magazine box for the STW, and probably some work on the bolt stop.
     

  3. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Definitely worth it and you will be very satisfied with it. I have five 7 stw's and they all shoot very well. The 7mm STW is a very accurate hard hitting cartridge. If you are staying with 7mm the STW is what I would do.
     
  4. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    Bought remingtons first 7STW, Model 700 BDL SS DM-B and I am still shooting it today. Love It!!!
     
  5. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    I also say its worth it i love my STW brass is a little harder to find but i still say its worth it.
     
  6. Terry Scott

    Terry Scott Well-Known Member

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    How fast which bullets?
     
  7. Loner

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    You can push 3200 with the 162 and 168. Where they really shine is with 140's.
    3450 is book speed. A 26 inch barrel is a must. They loose a lot of velocity as you
    go shorter.
     
  8. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    180 Bergers/Retumbo is very popular and works very well in my 7 STW (27" barrel). 77 grs. is good, but I'm working toward 79 grs.

    Why buy a Ferrari if you ain't gonna drive fast?
     
  9. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    For years I shot a 140 grain Barnes X Bullet at 3450 fps and it was a one shot killing machine. ( Original X Bullet with Acculube 10X ) Now I shoot a 180 grain Berger Hunting VLD at 3000 fps. And I do it with a 24" barrel.
     
  10. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    These loads are with a 26" barrel. 140 grain bullet, 85 grains 7828 at 3527 fps. Remington factory 140 grain actual chrono at 3470 fps. 162 grain bullet 82.5 grains 7828=3335 fps. These are my best accuracy loads. I have gone faster.
     
  11. Terry Scott

    Terry Scott Well-Known Member

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    Thx All
     
  12. new shooter

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    Whats your powder and load for 162 gr. thanks joe