I built my first 7mmSTW

Discussion in '7mm STW' started by Clark, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    I just got this running. It took a week. I will build another one for 2018 hunting.

    1980 Rem 700 ADL 7mmRM
    Bartlein #3 9" twist barrel
    B&C stock with Aluminum bed
    Wyatt magazine, follower, spring, and bottom metal
    PTG bolt with AR15 extractor
    PTG 0.187" recoil lug.
    Piece of 3/32" oil hardening drill rod for the recoil pin
    Timney 510 trigger
    Aluma Hyde II paint Coyote color on the barrel
    Action screws made from modified Unbrako cap screws.

    Note to self: Remington may have a 0.704" diameter hole 0.155" deep in the breech of their barrel for their 0.694" bolt head, but for PTG bolt with an AR15 extractor to snap over the extractor rim of a chambered round, that hole will need to be 0.725".
     

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  2. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    sounds like it'll be a good rig... the #3 contour should make it plenty portable. I've got a #5 Shilen on mine and she's a bit of a brick.
     
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  3. jasonco

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    That's a good looking 7STW! boratverynice.png
     
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    Dpmj Well-Known Member

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    Looks great keep us posted on how it shoots. Great looking gun
     
  5. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    DANG, I keep looking at your rifle and I think I would like another 7STW?!
     
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  6. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member

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    Only thing is, the BIG 7's really shouldn't be shot without a brake! They are violent, even in a 15lb rifle.

    Full length magnum anything without a brake, is a chore, I don't care who you are!
     
  7. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    338WM in an 8lb scoped rifle with 250 gr bullets at 2500 fps does not bother me as long as I have a limbsaver keeping peak pressure on my skin below 20 psi.
     
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  8. riemer

    riemer Well-Known Member

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    But how's it shoot?
     
  9. Roll-Yur-Own

    Roll-Yur-Own Well-Known Member

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    Love the STW. Built two of them. Re-Barreling and stocking my current rifle.
    Try 160 Accubonds with 80 grains of retumbo or h1000.
     
  10. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    This is 12 pounds 7 ounces and ready to test fire.
     

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  11. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Well, don't keep us in suspense... .
     
  12. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

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    I got 2 bucks and 3 does
     

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