7mm stw build

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7mm stw build

Post by andym79 » 12 Jun 2019, 5:50 pm

Hi guys I am considering do a 7mm STW.

I have two actions available that I could do it on a Ruger 1 or a Howa 1500.

Which action would be more suitable?
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Re: 7mm stw build

Post by SCJ429 » 12 Jun 2019, 6:56 pm

Ruger #1 yum.

The Ruger is suitable for most cases and a very stylish way to go hunting. Just get any #1 you can get your hands on a change the cheap as chips extractor to suit your case.
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Re: 7mm stw build

Post by andym79 » 12 Jun 2019, 7:09 pm

Yere I did see that extractors are cheap and fast follow ups aren't necessary.

Someone said the Ruger wouldn't be strong enough to hotrod the 7mm stw but the Howa would. I found that hard to believe myself, the Howa is a good design, but I thought the Ruger 1 is strong as hell! Am I wrong?

Plus the ruger means I can have a long barrel without too much length.

My only concern with the ruger is if it can be as accurate as the howa with the same barrel?
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Re: 7mm stw build

Post by SCJ429 » 12 Jun 2019, 7:32 pm

You can get yourself a #1 in 222 and rebarrel it in 460 Weatherby Magnum. The Ruger is stronger than most bolt action rifles, it is incredibly strong.

Although not the most accurate action around, I can get one of mine shooting 0.4 inches at 100 and a 416 only just failed to qualify in shooting under an inch on a farmer assist test. Would think that a STW should be able to shoot 1/2 inch with a decent barrel.
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