Happy Birthday 7STW

Discussion in '7mm STW' started by jasonco, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    Just read Layne's new Shooting Times article about the 7STW turning 30 years old, GOOD STUFF! I had mine built in 1993 if I remember correctly? Thinking about doing another, with all the load data I built, the good and the bad, it'll be no brainer to get it to where I want it to be in short order.
     
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  2. troupe

    troupe Well-Known Member

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    I remember when the article came out. I was lucky enough to get to shoot with Layne Simpson in USPSA comp. I used to tell Layne that he cost me so much money because of the STW. My first one was a Jarrett, sold it and met David Tooley. David built my next rifle and it was great. I need another STW.
     
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  3. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    Boy, time flies. That first ST article sure got me fired up. I immediately bought a 700 7mag and sent it to Charlie @ ScoreHigh. He was one of first to have a reamer made for the 7STW. "WOW", those 140s were fast and I was constantly trying to make them fly faster. That first barrel was really abused with all the bullet & powder testing, but it remained a "shooter" for 1,200 rds.

    My current STW is a SwitchLug set up for 180s and 195s and the romance is still running hot, after all these years.
     
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  4. troupe

    troupe Well-Known Member

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    I had 120's at 3720
     
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  5. reelhardmt

    reelhardmt Well-Known Member

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    how fast are people pushing 180's? I have a very mild load made for my wife (her gun) 150 at 3150...kills elk nicely
     
  6. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much the exactly the same results with mine..WOW! Mine was built with the 140NBT specifically and it was an antelope & mule deer slayer laser blaster!
     
  7. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    I was testing at 3056fps with a 27" barrel and then I found my throat to have a freebore that a Weatherby owner would be envious of :(
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    That's about what most are pushing the 180's at... 3,050-3,150.

    I've found a consistent .4 MOA load in mine at around 3,000-3,050 with the 180 Hybrids and 7828 SSC that is not showing pressure at all, but I think I can get a bit more out of it using a slower powder like 7977. I have some loaded up to try, but deer season is in right now, so I will do more testing when deer season is over in February.
     
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    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    I started hungering for one as soon as I read the article and got one of the first factory production STW's out of the Remington Custom Shop out of the first batch.

    It's still a killer!
     
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  10. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    Even though Shooting Times ain't what it used to be, I'm still a subscriber in print & electronic.
     
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