Winchester Brass??

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ChasinElk, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. ChasinElk

    ChasinElk Well-Known Member

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    Is Winchester still making 7mm STW brass? as it seems hard to locate.
     
  2. mudstud

    mudstud Active Member

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    From what I've heard both Winchester and Remington brass in 7mmSTW will be seasonal in nature. Supposedly Winchester is gonna make some this spring. It looks like it will be like 264WM brass, best to buy it when you see some, and not wait until you need it. I'm sure you know that you could always use 8mmRM brass, if you can locate some of that. Good luck!
     

  3. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking every where . an the only plase that has them is cabelas. an I have checked every where .If you find some pleses post it . Redbone
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    A-Square has STW brass (I dont know the price now)

    They make there own brass and there is no prep required
    before loading.

    I had good luck with it when I was loading 7 STW. they were
    the only ones making and loading it at the time. I tried 8mm rem
    and it would not last with my loads (very hot)almost 3800 fps with a 140 gr bullet.

    With normal loads the 8mm rem brass will work fine but
    depending on how tight your chamber is you may have
    to turn them to get .015to.016 neck thickness.

    I hope this helps
    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. mudstud

    mudstud Active Member

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    Holy Moly, J E !!!

    3800 fps with a 140!! That's beyond smokin'!! WOW! So, tell us more, what was your load, and, uh, how long was your barrel? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Mudstud

    Ok but don,t use this data with out starting
    low and working up.

    The rifle is a browing B-78 high wall with a
    31.325" #6 tapered mcmillan hand laped fluted
    stainless barrel with a 4.5x14 tactical mill
    dot leupold.

    Loads were
    82grs IMR 7828 140gr NOZ ballistic tip @ 3783fps.

    93grs H 5010 140gr NOZ Partition @ 3769fps.

    82.5grs Reloader 22 140gr Noz Partition @ 3804fps.

    83grs IMR 7828 130 Sierra match king @ 3860fps.

    I tried 120gr bullets but lost accuracy (I may have
    over rotated them @ 3970 fps.

    All of these loads required a 3 foot drop tube to
    load the powder with out breaking powder grains.
    And rem 91/2 mag primers. to hold SD to under 10
    Fed 215 primers avg,20 to 25 and were hard to
    extract.

    I am experimenting witk a 7 RUM because of the new
    powders and more case capacity.

    Still looking for the flatest long range combo.

    I,m also looking at forward ignition to reduce
    throat erosion in over bore cartridges.(the
    price you pay for speed).

    Be Careful /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    I looked in my Black Hills Shooters Supply catalog (FFL dealers only) and only see the Remington version. They list Winchester as "rifle brass" and "seasonal brass" and it's not listed in either.
     
  8. keithcandler

    keithcandler Well-Known Member

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    Black Hills Shooter\'s Supply had it in Stock......

    You need to call them!
     
  9. NYLES

    NYLES Well-Known Member

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    sinclair international has both REM and WIn in STW /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif