Talk to me about the 7mm STW

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Southernfryedyankee, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Well-Known Member

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    I wanna know all the good and bad, if this cartridge is here to stay, advantages over the 7mm rem mag. Experiences with this badboy. Guide me people.
     
  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Whats not to like about a 168gr Berger going approx. 3200fps out of a 26" barrel. Put a DE brake on it, and it's a pussycat for recoil.
     

  3. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    A little flatter and more powerful than the the 7 mag. Very accurate. Less fincky to load for, and more efficient than the 7RUM. Can't think of any downside to it. IMO it's the best all around of the overbore 7mms.

    Of course, the ultimate 7mm is the 7AM (which is based on the ultrastrong 338 Lapua case).
     
  4. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Well-Known Member

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    Would I have to be a reloader for the 7AM?
     
  5. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    Southernfryedyankee Well-Known Member

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    I dont want to have to just depend on 1 person though. I want a cartridge that commercial ammo is available.
     
  7. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Well-Known Member

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    What kind of brake?
     
  8. rb85cj7

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    Good luck finding factory ammo for the STW. I don't know where you live but it is pretty hard to find around here and when I do find the federals with 160 accubond they are $68.99 a box
     
  9. rb85cj7

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    For some availabilty of ammo would be the biggest drawback to the cartridge. I am now working up my first custom load for my STW.
     
  10. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    southernfried,
    If you are not a reloader, I would just stick with the 7 Rem Mag. It is just as good as the 7 STW, but not quite as fast. I would not go with the 7 RUM personally.
     
  11. ssphoger

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    I jumped on the STW when it first came out. got a new Win 70 and had Hart ream it out. Loaded it with Nosler 150 gr Btips and Partitions, So far I have shot 8 deer from 75 yds to over 500yds never had one take more than 2 steps! One summer I loaded it up with 120 Btips for ground hogs WOW!! need I say more. I sold that gun and got a Rem Sendero STW it got a little heavy so I traded it for a S/S Ruger No.1 It too was a little heavy (Getting older now) I just finished building a STW with a old Rem 721 action I put a Houge stock on it and I found a Rem 26" S/S fluted sporter barrel and some bottom metal. Took it out with my old loads for the Win. and put 3 in 1" at 350yds. ( I think I'll keep this one)
    I go to a lot of gun shows and find brass and ammo at many so I think it will be around for a while If you don't reload the 7 mag may be easer to get. But once you see the STW in action you will never look back.
    I will be taking the 721 7mm STW to Africa next year and its the only gun I am taking, Thats how confident I am in this round.
    Just my 2 cents worth
    Best of luck in your quest.
     
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