First 1000 Yard Group with New 7 STW

Discussion in '7mm STW' started by Nimrodmar10, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Bought a Remington 700 SPS 7 STW NIB from someone here on the sight. Worked up a load with:

    Nosler brass
    Fed. 215M Primer
    73 gr. Reloader 25
    Berger 180 gr. VLD

    It shot bug hole groups at 100 yards. Today I got a chance to shoot it at 1000 yards. After one shot that hit 1 MOA high, I corrected for elevation and windage and fired a 3 shot group. I'm pleased to see that it's holding less than .5 MOA accuracy. I didn't use the calipers but the group measured well under 3 inches. Not bad for an SPS with a skinny barrel and a Nikon 6-18 Buckmaster.
     

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  2. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    Dang!!!!!!! That is nice

    What's your OAL???
     

  3. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome shooting, nice rig. Those Berger 180's really fly nice out of the stW.
     
  4. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Had to seat them short for the magazine. Longest I could get was 3.60" but it worked out.
     
  5. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    Butterbean will always seat them at 3.61 and he gets great results too!!!!

    Glad to see it dude!!!!!!


    COngrats
     
  6. Md reloader

    Md reloader Well-Known Member

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    I was interested in how well the SPS would shoot. Did you have the one with the 26' plain barrel or the one with the factory muzzlebreak?

    Congratulations on the good work!!!

    Been using RL25 in mine, down to about 2lb,reluctant to play around with other loads till I can get more powder.Anyone know where some can be found?
     
  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I've been trying to tell folks, but they keep shooting 140's and 160's...
     
  8. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    I listened mud!!! Just need to try and shoot them!!!
     
  9. bigbass

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    That is nothing short of AWSOME!!! I am cleaning some brass right now to work up my first load of RL25 and some VLD 168's. That gives me a lot of inspiration!!!
     
  10. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    MD Reloader
    I've got the one with the factory radial brake. I think it's the loudest rifle I've ever fired. I've named it The Dragon. It definitely breathes fire. No recoil though.
     
  11. Md reloader

    Md reloader Well-Known Member

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    I looked at those before I found a used Sendero.Alot of the guys on this forum felt that they might not perform well.It seems you showed them wrong.For the price, they seem to be good.
    Have you had a chance to crono that load yet?
     
  12. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I checked it when I worked up the load. It averaged 2867 fps 10 feet from the barrel. The extreme spread was single digit and SD was low single digits. It does sound that fast but with the Berger VLD it's still supersonic at 1600 yards.
     
  13. MudRunner2005

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    That is good to know. I might have to order me one of them for a lightweight hunting rifle.

    I've got my Sender SF STW, but I don't want to keep shooting it so much that the barrel gets shot-out. I need a rifle I don't care about to go beat-around. LOL Plus, once that barrel gets done for, I've got another blued heavy Sendero 7mm STW barrel waiting in the wings.

    Do you have any pics of the rifle?
     
  14. Md reloader

    Md reloader Well-Known Member

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    Buds Guns $540 ,ships free