what are your favorite 7stw loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by lloydsmale, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    It would take a day to go through the 7stw post on the rifle forum. How about a new post with just your favorite loads? Im fairly new to the stw and would appreciate any advice.
     
  2. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    79.3-RL22-140 TSX, AB, CT , 215 fed. 3411 ave.
    78-0 7828-150 BT, CT, 215 fed. 3348 ave
    75.5-RL22-162 A- Max. 3121 ave.
    78.7 H1000-168 VLD , 215 fed. 3058 ave.
    80.0-7828-140 TSX , 215 fed. 3404 ave.

    These are just a few, but they work, and are usually go to loads for me.
    Welcome to the " Brotherhood"......
     

  3. DURAMAX

    DURAMAX Active Member

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    120 gr Barnes TTSX with 82.0 grs of IMR4831 3.60'' COAL
    140 gr Barnes TTSX with 79.0 grs of IMR4831 3.60 COAL
    Have taken all types varmints, antelope,whitetail,muledeer and black bear. My son used the 140's on one bull moose and a bull elk in 2010. If it was going to be used more for moose and elk I'd work up a 160 grain load but it now serves as a spare hunting rifle in my 2 hunting rifle collection.
    M70 Stainless 24'' barrell.
     
  4. Coloradotank

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    After using several types of powder I am looking good with H50BMG, 92.5 grains at 3170 average fps 160 Accubonds. I've used US869, Retumbo, RL 19 & 22 in the past with no luck.
     
  5. Fred Ea

    Fred Ea Well-Known Member

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    160 gr. Nosler AB with 78.0 gr. of IMR 7828 (hot load) accurate
    150 gr. Barnes TSX with 80.0gr. Of IMR 7828 (hot and accurate)
    Been fortunate with the AB's, others don't seem to have good accuracy with them, this is my pet load and have killed a bunch of deer with it at all ranges.
    FE
     
  6. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    with as many posts as the other 7stw thread has gotten i figured this one would get a bit more traffic. I cant believe everyone is shooting factory ammo in there gun!
     
  7. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    I thought you would have gotten more traffic by now as well. Maybe everyone is tight lipped on there SECRET formula. Haha . I am looking for some 180 info myself. I think I am going to try those on my new build. Take care.
     
  8. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

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    Does Anyone else want to share their load data?
     
  9. whauptjr

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    Reloader 25 works for me!82.5 gr. with barnes 150 x,83gr. with 150 Nosler Bt,80.5 gr. with 160 Nosler Accubond.Fed 215 primer . 150's shoot 1/2 inch and are 3500fps. Accubonds are 3270 fps and shot 3/8 group at 100 yards.Remington 700 Sendero sf.
     
  10. Dano1

    Dano1 Well-Known Member

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    Working with 180g Bergers, with 79g Retumbo and a CCI 250 Magnum primer. This is the first load I've worked up for this rifle. It's a Custom Remington 700 BDL 26"bbl. at 2989FPS (pulled 2 of the shots, it was a long day at the range)

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    They are seated out waaaay long! and have to be fed single shot, Bergers don't like to be jumped in this rifle. (7stw says that they look like a missle)

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    Dan
     
  11. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

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    Good Shooting!
     
  12. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's right, ICBM by Dano 1 really, it looks like a Saturn 5 . Nice groups Dano.
     
  13. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    My " standard" load has always been, and still is 79.3-RL 22-140, with Federal 215. Bullet choices vary, in the 140 class, to 140 CT, BT, or of recent, 140 TSX. My best load with 140 weight bullets is with the CT bullet. Deadly accurate, deadly on target as well.
    I have been doing some experimenting with 154 Hornady spire points, and let me tell ya, these things shoot very well.
    I have also been experimenting with RL25, and so far I like it. As we all know, RL 22 is very temp sensitive. So far, the 25 dosen't seem to be AS sensitive as 22. I haven't finalized anything yet. I will be doing lot of shooting here pretty soon with two STW's that I haven't really worked out a load for, except the preliminary loads that I shot in the spring when I got them. I have a custom gun that I built in the spring, and a Winchester Sharpshooter as well. I didn't shoot them much after that, because the hot weather came, and I didn't spend much time with them in the summer, knowing that my hunting load was going to change when the temps cooled down.
    I have had good luck also with 7828, but usually reserve it for bullet weights between 140-150. After that, you can do better with a slower powder, and get better velocity, and less pressure. Also, 7828 isn't as temp sensitive either. The 7 mm STW isn't finicky to load for. Pick a powder, bullet, and primer combo, that has a good track record, and it is just a matter of finding the sweet spot in seating depth, and you are there. Back off on the full length die just a bit, and that helps brass life, and chamber fit. Good luck to all, and be safe in your loading habits.
     
  14. jayran

    jayran Well-Known Member

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    81grns RL25 180 berger 3040mv gitter done load! .4 @100yds. Max Load!!!