In Bad Need of Brass!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Dennis Sawyer, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Dennis Sawyer

    Dennis Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    Im wondering if anybody would know if its possible right now to find 7 STW Brass? I just had a beautifull gun built by Defensive Edge and cannot find brass for it anywhere. I did find some nosler 8MM remmington Mag brass but am not familiar with necking down brass. Does it have to be done in stages or can I just stick it in the die and do it in one pass. Any help would be appreciated.

    Dennis
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck! You ain't the only one huntin STW brass.

    If you find any Nosler STW brass, please shoot me a PM, so I can purchase a box or 2.
     

  3. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    If you can get 8rem brass get a couple of hundred while you can. The 8rem IS the 7stw's parent case and shouldn't need anything other than light lube to neck down to 7mmstw in a regular FL die. If you were going down from 375 H@H you would have to do a mid step at 30 or 338 but the 8rem should be good in one pass. You also won't really need to fire form as you would for the 375.

    I was picking up 7stw brass just a couple of weeks ago at the local shop; they are out at present though.
     
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  5. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    8 mag case with just one pass through your FL 7 STW die and you have your case. No big deal.
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Can you reform & reshape the necks with a neck-sizer die, or will you have to use a FL sizing die for turning 8mm Rem brass into STW?
     
  7. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    i just gave away a whole bunch of stw brass i had sitting around. i had no idea so many people needed it...
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Damn........I sure could have used it. Mine have been loaded and shot so many times, they're splitting 2/3 of the way around about 1/8" up from the belt. LOL
     
  9. Dennis Sawyer

    Dennis Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    My experience with Bruno's is that if they have the arrival date following the part description they dont have it yet. I have tried to call them to see if they actually have it and their lines are always busy. Wish I had known this was going to be such a problem... would have been stocking up sooner.

    Thanks, Dennis
     
  10. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Everybody's mentioned the 8mm Rem Mag, but there's actually quite a few cases you can use for this. The 300 H&H, 375 H&H come to mind immediately, but there are several others as well. Should be able to find one of these without too much trouble.
     
  11. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I've shot a lot of stw's head stamped 375h@h. It takes an intermediate necking step and a fire-form.
     
  12. Dennis Sawyer

    Dennis Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info. I would think the 300 H&H would probably size up as easy or easier than the 8mm Rem Mag. I will definitely keep my eyes open for those. Thanks again...
     
  13. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I was just on Midway's site and they do have some loaded ammo in 7mmstw for sale; I know it's not as cheap as rolling your own, but you will end up with proper headstamp brass when you are through with them.