7 stw

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by TannerGun, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. TannerGun

    TannerGun Well-Known Member

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    I know there have been a million threads on the STW, but I can't help myself. I'm gonna order one on sunday, the M700 SPS that Remington did a run of.

    My plan is too shoot 140s of some flavor, and probably 162 AMax, along with some TTSX of unnamed weight for hunting.

    Any tips/secrets regarding taming it? I know the bark is pretty sharp, but I'm young and dumb and hopefully I'll handle it fine. Anything on the STW will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Lyons7STW

    Lyons7STW Well-Known Member

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    I have a thread called "new rig ready for first blood" in here about my 7STW build. I love the holland quick discharge muzzle break. My STW has a Gentry break and I wish it had the Holland off my 7 mag.
     
  3. WildRose

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    Well the SPS comes with the tactical stock doesn't it? Heavy Barrel?

    Those are good places to start on taming the recoil. A good muzzle brake and limbsaver's recoil pad will take the rest of the sting out.

    If you plan on starting with factory ammo use ammoseek.com or ammoengine.com and you'll be surprised at how many options there are.

    If you plan to start off reloading I'd suggest the Amax is a good varmint/target bullett but at STW speeds it'll tend to blow huge ugly holes in things like deer and not have the necessary penetration for pass through shots on things like Elk.

    Give the SciroccoII 150's or the Hornady Interlocks and Interbonds a look for a solid, reliable, high BC hunting bullett.

    Welcome to the STW club!
     
  4. TannerGun

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    Thanks guys. This SPS is a regular mag contour. I've no plans to brake it, so I think ill just add a decelerator and some other sort of weight. Should be fun!!
     
  5. angus-5024

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    I have worked a couple sps's into good hunting weight platforms, breaked and unbreaked. No STW's but a .338 RUM and a .300 RUM. I find both fine to shoot without a muzzle break but for some the .338 gets a little harsh, but the .300 RUM is fine. First bed the stock and stiffen the forend with arrow shafts and epoxy or something similar. I pulled the bubble wrap out of the buttstock and filled it with polystyrene foam, adding a little wieght till I thought it had good balance. I also have cut a butthook into one, and it looked pretty good and functioned well. Primed, painted and put a decelerator pad on it. I will be making a fiberglass stock for them this winte,r but for a budget project both got me solid hunting rigs.
     
  6. Lyons7STW

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    Mine began life as an sps in 7 mag. Still have the stock an trigger in the junk pile. Need to put em up for sale and clean out the shop.
     
  7. WildRose

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    With that light contour barrel you may well change your mind....:)

    Even with the sorry Remington factory brake on mine I've had a lot of people say "No thanks" after about 3 shots.

    I'm a big guy and not particularly recoil sensitive but I can promise you in a 6-7lbs wt like mine there's only so many I want to send down range in an afternoon.

    I don't mind the shooting it's the bruising that follows over the next few days.
     
  8. WildRose

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    I actually like the old style 3 screw fully adjustable triggers. Just a little honing to remove the burs and rough spots and they can be tuned very nicely.
     
  9. Lyons7STW

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    You probably have a whole lot more expeirience with that than me. I could not get the creep and lower poundage out of it at the same time as I wanted so she got a Timmney. Money well spent for a guy who isn' t a good trigger man...I think.
     
  10. WildRose

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    You really don't have to be a trigger man.

    Bathe it in lapping compound and work the hell out of it till it's smooth. Then blow it out good with hot water, carburetor cleaner, lube, and tune. That alone can really polish one up nicely.

    If we ever meet up you're more than welcome to shoot any of mine, They've all just had the redneck trigger tune as outlined above.
     
  11. Lyons7STW

    Lyons7STW Well-Known Member

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    I could probably learn a lot. Heck, already have!
     
  12. WildRose

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    I had a granddad that never made it past the sixth grade. Had to go to work dragging chains on a survey crew for a dollar a week, room, board etc during the depression.

    He went from there to the first Sea Bee's battallion and got out after the war a Master Cheif. He'd also managed to become a certified Civil Engineer via correspondence course during his TIS.

    When he retired, he was the last word on every mountain cut and bridge built on a US highway or interstate.

    He could fix or build anything, teach you how to find the easiest, cheapest, simplest solutions to get it accomplished AND make sure we had a good time learning.

    I was blessed with the two finest men that ever lived as granddads and learned a lot from them.

    After reading your sig image let me correct one thing. The best gun to have is the one in your hands when the fight is over and there's no one left to shoot back.
     
  13. Lyons7STW

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    My grandpa taught me TONS about cowboyin, duty and honor but he wasn't a shooter.
    He was a boxer in the Army and afterwards. Heck of a horse man!
    The shootin and reloading I picked up from dad and Uncle. Both amazing shots with rifle or revolver in the feild. Dad buys quality..like McMillan to start with and doesn't tinker.
    And yes that is the only acceptable outcome!
     
  14. WildRose

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    Neither of my granddad's were shooters.

    My GP that was in the Sea Bee's killed the only Jap he saw face to face in the war with a pipe wrench while working on a dozer.

    He couldn't shoot worth a damn but man he was hell with a Monkey Wrench!

    My GGP on the otheside however was the last Federal Marshall Stationed at Ft. Sumner and assigned to clean out the sewer there and had the terrigory from there to Albuquerque, to Amarillo, and "The Cimmaron Strip"...

    He was reputed to have done many thins with a firearm that seemed beyond possible including putting six shots into a thrown Vienna Sausage can without it ever touching the ground. This in response to a loudmouth who had made the mistake of attempting to rob my grandfather's store.

    He was nearly eighty at the time.... .gun)

    He was long gone before I was born but can you imagine what he was like in his prime?

    A 6' 10" Federal Marshall who could shoot that well in 1890's Ft. Sumer, Clovis, Texico etc... .

    I'd have loved for him to live long enough to tell me stories but my Granddad was the last of 9 Children born in that family and his dad I think was in his fifties when he was born.

    Time for bed.