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Old 04-17-2019, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default Anyone reload for 7mm stw?

Iím too afraid to reload myself but Iíd really like to get some handloads for this rifle. If any of you reload or are willing to help please pm me.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:43 AM   #2
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This is before I go paying Dallas reloads upwards of $600-$700 to build custom rounds.


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Old 04-17-2019, 09:58 AM   #3
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Wow, I can think of 600-700 reasons to handload for that rifle. If you were closer I would offer you my equipment and guidance so you could do it yourself.

I would suggest you get into handloading, it's very rewarding, isn't complicated and will allow you to shoot more for the same amount spent on factory stuff. In the end its being able to tailor the exact load you want.

Good luck!
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:41 AM   #4
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Wow, I can think of 600-700 reasons to handload for that rifle. If you were closer I would offer you my equipment and guidance so you could do it yourself.



I would suggest you get into handloading, it's very rewarding, isn't complicated and will allow you to shoot more for the same amount spent on factory stuff. In the end its being able to tailor the exact load you want.



Good luck!


Lol Iíve watched videos and read about reloading but I feel like itís so much info I canít keep track. Maybe Iíll find someone that reloads near me and watch them.


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Old 04-17-2019, 10:52 AM   #5
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I built a 7mm STW when Layne Simpson first wrote about, I didn't have any reloading data so I just played around with different load combo's. Every shot was thru a chrono and tested for accuracy. The loads I have are producing velocities considerably higher than published ballistics.
Every rifle will be different, some will handle hotter loads than others. Depending on what you want to do with it, it might be worth it to have someone do load development
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:53 PM   #6
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I sent an email to two different companies, Dallas reloads and precision. Iíll see whoís turn around is less and I guess Iíll go from there.


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Old 04-17-2019, 01:35 PM   #7
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I'm in Pearland near Friendswood. Are you far? I'm happy to show you how. That's how I learned how to do it. I'm no bench rest shooter, just load for hunting and I do OK. Just need some RCGS dies (my favorite), brass, bullets and some powder. You can get plenty of accurate recipes online or even on TBH. It's not hard, just a bit time consuming. I usually spend a weekend every year loading every empty piece of brass I own in every caliber. Hit me up if interested.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:08 PM   #8
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I'm in Pearland near Friendswood. Are you far? I'm happy to show you how. That's how I learned how to do it. I'm no bench rest shooter, just load for hunting and I do OK. Just need some RCGS dies (my favorite), brass, bullets and some powder. You can get plenty of accurate recipes online or even on TBH. It's not hard, just a bit time consuming. I usually spend a weekend every year loading every empty piece of brass I own in every caliber. Hit me up if interested.


Iím in magnolia but to learn Iíd sure drive! Iíll pm you.


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Old 04-17-2019, 08:35 PM   #9
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You might give these guys a try.

http://www.orrtactical.com/


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Old 04-17-2019, 08:43 PM   #10
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This reminds me a gentleman on here from Cypress offered to show me the ropes a couple of years ago. I got busy with work and forgot about it but I need to at least dip my toes in the water.

On a side note, Misty what in the world are shooting with a 7mm STW? LOL
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:12 AM   #11
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You may have seen this already but there are several factory loads available,Nosler,Federal and Hornady. Just ordered some Nosler Accubonds from Cabelas.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:31 PM   #12
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This reminds me a gentleman on here from Cypress offered to show me the ropes a couple of years ago. I got busy with work and forgot about it but I need to at least dip my toes in the water.

On a side note, Misty what in the world are shooting with a 7mm STW? LOL


LOL stuff and things and such. I want to start shooting long distance so the next axis that walks out at 600-700 yards, Iíll have the confidence to drop them in their tracks. Also, I am saving for an elk hunt and this rifle is perfect for it. I was going to top it with NV but decided to take a LR class instead.


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Old 04-18-2019, 12:59 PM   #13
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7 stw is one bad dude ! I reload for mine, 168 Berger hunting VLD
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:08 PM   #14
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I have two in 7mm STW that I load for.
A Browning A-bolt that I had re-chambered, and a Winchester Laredo.
It's a great caliber. Handloading isn't difficult. You just have to pay attention to details.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:25 PM   #15
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Love my STW. 140gr Accubond at 3,400 fps has been deadly on game large and small from 1-500 yds.
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Love my STW. 140gr Accubond at 3,400 fps has been deadly on game large and small from 1-500 yds.
I'll second that.

IMR 8133 is a good powder choice for this round if you decide to reload for it.
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Old Yesterday, 04:27 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the info guys. Iím having a load worked up for it and he will give me the info for future loading by myself. (After someone teaches me lol)


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Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM   #18
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Iím in Montgomery and can walk you through the loading process. Not difficult and not dangerous if you pay attention to what you are doing.
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