STW brass availability

Discussion in '7mm STW' started by Rick Richard, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Went by a mom and pop sporting goods store today and saw several bags of unfired brass. Is STW brass becoming more available?
     
  2. eshorebwhntr

    eshorebwhntr Well-Known Member

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    It certainly was hard to find for quite a while. For the longest time new old stock of Remington or Winchester were the only option. Quality Cartridge made a few small runs of it. Nosler has been on the scene for a while now. Probably around 5 years or so. Recently Bertram and Hornady are also selling it. So thankfully it is more readily available when guys need it
     
  3. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    I've been using Nosler since my stock of Remington (8mm) gave out, and the Nosler (8mm RM) has performed well for me thru 5 firings. I found some Bertram and will soon do some load work up for it in my 1:9 and 1:8 twists with 180s & 195s. It's good to see some options. The Bertram will be the first properly headstamped brass I've ever used in three 7STWs.
     
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    jdforsten New Member

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    Sneaky Apasum Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t had a hard time finding Nosler brass, and while I’m not real experienced with reloading, I’ve been very impressed with just how few pieces I’ve lost considering how hard I’ve run it.
     
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  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Same here. I've got enough new Nosler STW brass to wear out several barrels. But I've ran the same brass for several years now (granted, I don't get to shoot as often as I'd prefer), but it's lasted 5+ firings, and still going strong. And like you, I run mine on the harder side of the spectrum.

    The only STW brass I really had an issue with, was Federal. It work-hardened after about 3-4 firings and then started giving me case/head separations. So I chunked it.
     
  8. dougduey

    dougduey Well-Known Member

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    I turned into a hoarder with the brass shortage and bought any Nosler brand STW brass when I found it or if it was on sale at Shooters Pro Shop. I think I have over 500 pieces of new brass!!
     
  9. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    I haven't noticed any shortages in several years. It's never a bad plan though to pickup 200-300 cases to keep on hand "just in case" for any rifle you own.