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Phasing out the STW??

Wondering if anyone has heard about the major gun manufacturers phasing out the 7mm STW? I have one in a Winchester Model 70 Classic Sporter and have been seeing a lot of clearance ammo and less new rounds chambered in it.

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Phasing out the STW??

It would not surprise me. The 7mm RUM is essentially the same round ballistically and has "big green" marketing the hell out of it. I think a lot of the newer "specialty" rounds will eventually be hard to find.

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Very sad but not suprising. my dad loves the 7STW and has three rifle built for it, the 7RUM is an identical twin but rem put their name on it and Lane Simpson wouldnt let them do it to the STW all i can say to my dad and other fans of the STW is buy all the ammo and brass you can find and hord it, and if you cant find STW brass buy 8MM REMmag brass sice thats the parent case. Thumbs up

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Phasing out the STW??

I agree with the buying of ammo. Love the cartridge and its abilities.

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Phasing out the STW??

I have not seen or heard anything "official", but unfortunately all signs do seem to be pointing in that direction. Cry You can hardly find any rifles chambered for the 7STW anymore. As far as ammo, I think we will be able to buy it for a while longer, but someday? Cry It's a shame too, it is an awesome round.

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I've never shot one, never even seen one. The problem with cartridges like that is if you don't reload, you might get left out at some point. Then even if you do, if it's a hard to find case or never was real popular, you run out of cases long befor you wear out the rifle.

Now Weatherby said stock up on 8mm rehimgton mag cases to make them. Is that a one pass re-form or do you need special form dies? And what's the future of 8mm mag cases? I wonder how many of the WSM will die off? What do you do then with no ammo? I heard they are made from 404 Jeffery's cases? Where would you get those and you'd need form dies.

Some thing's are better left to the handloader/experimenter. I have a 32 S&W long handgun and I have trouble finding cases for it.

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Phasing out the STW??
Don Fischer wrote:
I've never shot one, never even seen one. The problem with cartridges like that is if you don't reload, you might get left out at some point. Then even if you do, if it's a hard to find case or never was real popular, you run out of cases long befor you wear out the rifle.

Now Weatherby said stock up on 8mm rehimgton mag cases to make them. Is that a one pass re-form or do you need special form dies? And what's the future of 8mm mag cases? I wonder how many of the WSM will die off? What do you do then with no ammo? I heard they are made from 404 Jeffery's cases? Where would you get those and you'd need form dies.

Some thing's are better left to the handloader/experimenter. I have a 32 S&W long handgun and I have trouble finding cases for it.

Federal, Remington, Winchester, Hornady still make ammo it is pretty popular out west.
it is a one pass operation with the 8mag cases.
the short mag that should die is the 325wsm the new 338 federal is much better.

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