STW advantage?

bkondeff

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I wanted to ask the brotherhood what arguments you might have over why an STW would be better than a LRM in 7mm?

I see the LRM as capable of the same velocity with a lower charge weight(5grains). I'm not afraid of the belt as I have shot 7mmRm's forever, but don't see them as a benefit. The only downside I see is lack of factory ammo, but since they have stamped brass and dies available and I haven't purchased factory ammo in 7 years I don't see that as an issue.

Not bashing, I am only trying to be sure of my own decision and figured where better to get feedback and debate than the brotherhood.

Thanks.
 

7stw

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I wanted to ask the brotherhood what arguments you might have over why an STW would be better than a LRM in 7mm?

I see the LRM as capable of the same velocity with a lower charge weight(5grains). I'm not afraid of the belt as I have shot 7mmRm's forever, but don't see them as a benefit. The only downside I see is lack of factory ammo, but since they have stamped brass and dies available and I haven't purchased factory ammo in 7 years I don't see that as an issue.

Not bashing, I am only trying to be sure of my own decision and figured where better to get feedback and debate than the brotherhood.

Thanks.

I read a article awhile back, from a reputable source as well, but for the life of me, I forget what the LRM is bsed on. I'm assuming it's a beltless round.
When someone is fact finding, it's not considered bashing, just friendly debating!!!!!
I'm curious about the LRM. lightbulb
 

7stw

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This is weird, I am replying to my own post :D. After I posted, I looked up the7 LRM.
The first thing that came to mind, is that the 375 Ruger is it's own creation, and it dosen't have a parent case, as does the STW. IE, 375HH, 300HH, 8 mm Mag, etc. That all being said, IF the Ruger cartridge dries up, find brass for it could be tougher than finding STW brass. The STW's brass can be made from a number of 375 HH family brass, simply by fire forming, or other forms of case forming methods.
I am not aware of it's ballistics, or capacities, either but would tread lightly, or at least consider the possibility of the brass issue.
Besides, there's a little " magic" that goes on with a STW, that until you own one, and load for it long enough to realize it. But that's just me,and I could be guilty of being a little " prejudice". :D
I know of few guys that are shooting 7mm 300's, and nearly getting the speed the STW delivers. The deer dont know the difference.
Just a little food for thought.
 

MudRunner2005

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I'll be prejudice too....7mm STW all the way. Like he said, it's a magical round steeped in mystery and superceeded only by it's performance and true abilities.
 
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