Building McWhorter Custom

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Burrdock, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Burrdock

    Burrdock Active Member

    Jun 30, 2007
    I've got Mcwhorter about to start on my rifle but I cannot decide between the 7mmstw and 7mm weatherby. I won't shot this but maybe 60 times a year at most. It will be used for whitetail in Canada and elk as well. I seem to find many more options for ammo with the stw that the wby. Any of you gurus got any input which way to go? I'm leaning towards the stw for sure. Any input would be appreciated.
  2. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2011
  3. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2012
    Mcwhorter builds a sweet rifle!! I have a 338 lapua from them.
    That's a pricey stw but I bet will shoot .3 Moa or better.
  4. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    I reload and shoot the 7mm Weatherby. The STW has a bit more powder and therefore power, but I wouldn't call it a huge difference. Others may have differing opinions.

    I think the STW is a neat round, probably the most powerful factory 7mm, but there does seem to be difficulty in finding brass especially good quality brass. The nice thing about the 7mm Weatherby is that there is always brass available if you want to reload, and many factory loads as well. In addition, Weatherby brass is generally very high quality.

    So, I do have a bit of a bias but the 7mm Weatherby has worked well for us on deer and elk over the past several years.
  5. Archery1973

    Archery1973 Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Allan Rovig will tell you 7mm STW. He talked me into it over 7mm RUM.

    As for ammo choices, I'd reload or find someone to do it. McWhorters creates a 0.5 MOA or better load for your gun.

    I hate load development and it was the big selling point to me re McWhorters.