7mm STW

J E Custom

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My brother-in-law just had a friend of his give him a 7mm STW.

Any ideas for a good load for this caliber?


Never mind the load who's his friend !!!! Ha Ha.

All kidding aside 7828 was developed for the 7 STW and my best load was with H 5010 (no
longer made) but H 50BMG is good and so is H 869 for heaver bullets and for 140class bullets
H 1000 and Retumbo are a little faster but start low with them and work up.

J E CUSTOM
 

baldhunter

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I shoot 80.0grs of Reloader-22 or Winchester WXR with 140gr bullets.I get 1/2" groups and 3450fps out of my Remington Sendero.
 

HRstretch

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82grns H-1000 shooting 140 grn Accubonds and Bergers. Hits animals like a hammer of Thor. I shoot in deep south Texas so my loads may prove light to northern climates but it is not uncommon to shoot in 80 degree weather in February.
 
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BMcKell

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The 7stw really performs at long range with the 180 Berger. The BC is too low on the 140 grainers. I shoot the 180's at 3050 fps from a 26 inch barrel and am getting awesome groups at 1000 yards.
 

kchunts

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Has anyone tried Reloader 25? I was using H870 (no longer available) and AA 8700 ( no longer available) and had developed some very accurate and impressive loads for bullets up to 168 gr. Now I have to start all over again to find what combinations work well in my Rugr No.1. Any info would be appreciated. I would have a decent starting point. Can anyone furnish the pressure recommendations as well? The loading data tha I am finding is 53,000 psi maximum and velocities listed are in the range of my 7mm Remington Mag.
 

wadevb1

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I had two STW's and they performed well with max loads of Reloader 22 with 140 and 160 grain TSX's and Accubonds. IMR 7828 was impressive too.
 

kchunts

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For some odd reason, my rifle didn't like any combination of bullets or weights with RL 22. I may try it again. H1000 and IMR 7828 were good performers with all bullet weights, just can't find any locally. My supplier has had an order in for over 3 months and has not received powder, primers, or powder. So I'm trying to work up loads with the powder that I have on hand for this season.
 

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