HELP!! Looking for 7mm STW Brass

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  1. The7mmSTW

    The7mmSTW Well-Known Member

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    Other than the Nosler, does anyone know where i can locate some Brass?

    Thank You
    -Matt
     
  2. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    Well, I have a twin!!! I have been grabbing up any brass that I can, including factory ammo that I ran into recently. ( I stole it and didn't even feel guilty). I read that Natchez has 8 mm brass. I have heard of none other that what I have. Occasionally it shows up on Gunbroker.com. I have enough for now, and am looking out for some for a buddy of mine on this website. Sorry I don't have good news, but it is always nice to talk to someone in the brotherhood of the 7 STW. Good luck my friend.
    AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL. lightbulb gun) 7 STW.
     

  3. The7mmSTW

    The7mmSTW Well-Known Member

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    thank you, yes it is hard to find i only want to get about 200 rds and thats really all i think i need

    have you any info on trimming down the 8mm?
     
  4. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    When I have resized 8 mag brass, I simply adjust the 7 stw all the way to the shell holder. Generously lube the INSIDE of the neck, and body. Run the case up into the die with a firm lever, and down the same way. Typically, the brass comes out prefect. Occasionally, you will split a neck. Then just trim it to 2.840 or 2.835. I use imperial resizing wax and it works great for case forming. I have about 200 pieces of either virgin brass, or premium ammo. I look for it at gun shows, and sometimes get lucky. what do you have for a rifle?
    AIM SMALL, MISS SMALLlightbulb 7 STW.
     
  5. The7mmSTW

    The7mmSTW Well-Known Member

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    Im still in the production stages of the rifle, but it is a 700 action, with krieger barrel, bell and carlson stock, jewell trigger

    waiting on the barrel to get back from krieger, should be very soon( 2 weeks)

    just trying to get brass reaady to rock when i get it all together


    -MAtt
     
  6. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Seeing that you still have the opportunity, maybe you should consider a different chambering. 7mmRUM, 7 Rem mag, 7WSM ...........

    Of course that would mean that you'd have to change your posting name too. :D
     
  7. The7mmSTW

    The7mmSTW Well-Known Member

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    nah, ill run the STW, i have a friend that has brass that he says he would give me but i just am looking around to see if anyone else has a source,

    As long as they keep making 8mm Remington Mag brass i think ill be good
     
  8. 7superhornet

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    Hello all, Iam also a 7mm stw-aholic,Matt, and in the search for stw brass. Midway does have Quality Cartridge stw brass in stock, but its pricey and untested in this caliber. I have read some reviews (from other calsibers) and they are mixed. What dies are required for 8mm or other resize? Aquestion for Varmint Hunter: What is this nonsense about choosing another cartridge? :D
     
  9. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    I second the notion for the non sense of choosing another cartridge. The STW will shoot circles around the 7RUM., and a lot less finicky to boot. I tried one and didn't like it. As far as your question on the dies for 8 mm, all you have to do is get 8 mm rem. Mag brass and run it through your 7 stw dies set to full length resize. The 8mm mag is the parent case for the 7 stw. No other changes are needed except to shrink the neck to 7mm, and that's it! That's all Layne Simpson did when he originally invented it. Finding 8mm mag brass is probably the best bet at this point.

    AIM SMALL, MISS SMALL, :D gun) 7STW.
     
  10. browtinehunter

    browtinehunter Active Member

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    Besides 8mm case you could use the .340 Wby Mag or the .375 H & H will work!
    I have a .358 Shooting Times Alaskan which uses the same cases as the 7mm
    STW Brassgun)
     
  11. Dano1

    Dano1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm always looking for brass as well. I happened to find 150 cases this last fall after I aquired my 7STW. I know it's not enough, so I'm keeping my eyes open for the brass.

    Hopefully Remington will do their annual run of 7STW brass soon and put us all out of our missery. :D

    Dan
     
  12. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    You are correct on the 340 and 375 brass. I heard, or read about that somewhere awhile back. I also heard that you can take .300 H and H brass, partially resize it in the full length 7stw die, then fire form it in the chamber, just as you do with Ackley improved brass. There is some GOOD H-H brass out there! I think you have to modify the load, and seat the bullet INTO the rifling in order for the brass to fire form correctly. I think you have to use a fast burning powder. These are options that if I had to , I would. It's worth it.

    AIM SMALL, MISS SMALLlightbulb 7 STW
     
  13. browtinehunter

    browtinehunter Active Member

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    Try fire Froming, by using a few grains of pistol powder, and a peice of cotton to hold the powder in place then fill it up with cream of wheat then top it off with bullet lube works wonders ! I use .340 wby Mag brass neck it up and fire from in it my work shop !
    gun)
     
  14. Dean2506

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