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Discussion in '7mm STW' started by The7mmSTW, Mar 9, 2012.
ShootersProShop would be the place I would look
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The Swift Scricco's like a 70 thousants jump or more , before I knew this they only shot 1 moa out of my md75/STW... & I stopped load development , just my researched 2cents ,cheers
I've shot a lot of the 160gr accubonds in the STW's with great results.
Hit them where you intend to and they will be dead.
I'm not a big fan of the Berger's, too temperamental to suit me.
Honestly anymore given the choice I'll stick to the Peregrine VLR's, Hornady Interbond, or Barnes LRX.
The more I shoot the solid copper bullets the more impressed I am with them.
No worries about over expansion and they'll expand as designed whther you're punching shoulders on a big boar, Elk, or Moose, or making heart shots on 120lbs white tail does down in The Hill country.
he sneaks up out of the dark and always enlightens us!!!!! Glad to see you are still poking around!! When I come up there I’ll bring you some hammers too. See how they float your boat.
Just an update. I drug "The Beast" out this week since it was lonely.
Still running the 150gr VLR4 Peregrines in it.
One 300lbs sow, bad angle, 320 yards, shot enters just behind the shoulder, exits just in front of the off side hip nicking the spine on the way through. She was dead before she hit the ground.
One really neat nine point WT, (5x4), 340 yards perfectly broadside. Didn't want to screw up the cape or waste any meat so put it about midway between shoulder and last rib, perfect pass through nicking the spine instant lights out, didn't even kick.
That gun, that bullet have combined now for 2 dozen deer and over a hundred big hogs since finding a home here five or so years back.
Honestly I'd been busy playing with the 6.5's for the last few years and it's been terribly neglected. I've been shooting hogs after dark though and have an illuminated VX6 4-24x52 on "The Beast" so he's getting a little field time. I'd almost forgotten just how well it shoots.
Took it to the range to check the scope Saturday, put 3 in a 3/8" clover leaf at 200yds so I figure he was still up to the task!
*Rule 4 Violation* I like that gun!
Sound like you had yourself a little fun my friend!!! Some big pigs up there huh???
You need to take my green giant out there and let me know how she shoots. Been 4 years since she got to eat!!! I’m sure she’ll shoot that same
Load with out problems. One thing I do remember, she shoots everything well. Not a picky eater. Kinda
Like her daddy!!! Hahahhssh
I gave her a good work out last year with three different loads/bullet combos. I think I sent you a picture of the big boar I shot with it but I can't remember.
He's lonely though and said you need to come for a visit and take him home.
If you don't make it up before deer season ends don't worry, I keep making improvements and trying to make it more and more pig friendly.
Definitely bring the night vision gear for sure.
I'm just glad your still enjoying it Brother
Good to hear from you Beans, I hope all is well. Give a look over on the LRH page. Pretty good story there.
That's freaking awesome
I had to use my 300win this year on my mule deer doe; the buck was last year's critter. I went out the first weekend this year with the 7stw and had brass issues (head separations) and missed a couple of shots. I'll re-visit the load for the 7stw soon; I may go to the 183 sierra ( I have 450'ish of them) since they blow up when I feed them to my fast twist 7rum. I think rl33 or retumbo ought to push the 183's well.
I'm pretty sure the 140 ab's are not doing well if it's windy or there is any grass/twigs in the way at all. The rifle goes from acting like a laser beam to acting like it's firing blanks when the conditions aren't perfect. My 300win was just fine at 641 yards even with a moving critter and a cross wind.
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Sierras are tried and true, i have a box of them for everything I've ever loaded