Cant say thanks enough for the help!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by mrjckelly, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. mrjckelly

    mrjckelly Member

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    Thanks to the wealth of knowledge on this site I have finally found what my 7mm STW likes. I couldnt find a load that shot anything less than a 2 in group @ 100yds. Thanks to the tips I found a load that works 150 gr Sarocco with 75gr of IMR 7828 with Fed 215 primers and Remington brass. I finally got a .65 3 shot group at 100yds! Gonna work some other loads with this powder and see what I get . Thanks again guys. gun)lightbulb
     
  2. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    If you don't mind what kind of rifle is your 7mm stw ? The reason I ask is my dad just bought one the other day his is a remington 700 .He plans on shooting a 162 grain AMAX did you ever try the AMAX?
     

  3. mrjckelly

    mrjckelly Member

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    My rifle is a Remington 700 Custom KS built in there custom gun shop. 24" barrel and a 1 in 10 twist. I have not shot any of the heavier bullet weights yet but plan to work up some loads once I finish tweaking my 150 gr loads. Would highly recommend IMR 7828 to start. It made a huge difference in my groups. Hope this helps and gets you on the right track. Love my 7mm STW.gun)
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    mrjckelly,
    Glad to hear that it's coming together for you. It's definately a confidence builder for me when I find that amazingly accurate load. Once I find one accurate load I soon start thinking about another bullet/powder to try, hoping to find another.
    I've been shooting my .243 Win 70 Heavy Barrel Varmint rifle all summer for groundhogs and crows, first with 65gn V-Max's and Varget then with 75gn Hornady HP's and IMR4895. I've been wondering about the 90 or 95gn Ballistic Tips for deer in this rifle. I bought a couple boxes of 95gn NBT's and last Saturday, after researching the internet and Nosler's #6, I decided on Viht N560 and CCI BR2's. Nosler said 44.5gn (max) was the most accurate but I started with 44.0gn's and seated them .010" off. WoW! The first three shot group at 100yds measured .2225". I haven't chrono'd it yet but according to the book it should be over 3100fps. Gonna run a couple more groups through it to verify the load is that good. JohnnyK.

    Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Reloading was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." :)