This 7mm STW custom made rifle was built by Gary Mackey. Gary was an avid hunter, gun collector and part-time gun builder and restorer. Gary told me that he had built some sniper rifles for the DFW Airport SWAT sniper team. Gary was a co-polymer specialist and an inventor. Gary was the inventor of the Nitro 440 golf ball, and the inventor of a very unique golf ball painting machine. Please contact me for the link to a list and description of most all of his patents. I didn’t see the golf ball painting machine listed but that was his creation too.
This rifle has a McMillan Fiberglass stock painted black, with aluminum bedding pillars, sling swivel studs, a Pachmayr decelerator recoil pad, blind box magazine, Remington BDL floorplate, Remington trigger, Remington Model 700 action, Serial Number B6279428, 24” Shilen barrel that is hot blued black, 2.5 x 10 x 56 Schmidt & Bender Rifle scope with an A4 reticle. 30 mm rings, and 2- piece Leopold bases. The original Schmidt & Bender scope cover is included. The length of pull is 13.5” and the rifle’s over-all length is 45.25”. There are some minor scratches on the barrel and stock. Overall the rifle is in the NRA very good to excellent condition rating. This rifle shoots very accurately.
The 7mm Shooting Times Westerner (STW) cartridge was designed by Layne Simpson. It is an 8mm magnum cartridge necked down. Factory ammunition is available for this cartridge.
I have had great success with the following loads:
160 gr Nosler Partition bullet, 86 grs of 5010, Federal 215 magnum primer, OAL 3.730" Estimated muzzle velocity 3100 ft/sec.
140 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet, 77.5 gr RL22, Federal 215 magnum primer, OAL 3.70" Estimated muzzle velocity 3427 ft/sec.
120 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet, 82 gr IMR 7828, Federal 215 magnum primer, OAL 3.644" Estimated muzzle velocity 3600 ft/sec.
I am willing to sell the scope & rings separately from the rifle.
Here are the NRA grades given for modern firearms: • New – A gun given a grade of "new" looks just as it did when it left the factory and has never been sold at a retail store. • Perfect – A “perfect” gun is literally as good as new, although it may have been sold in a retail store. • Excellent-- An “excellent” rating means the gun appears to be in perfect condition but may have had minor use. • Very Good – A “very good” firearm is perfect mechanically but may have minor cosmetic blemishes. • Good--A rating of “good” indicates that the gun is in proper working condition but may show signs of wear. • Fair – A “fair” firearm is also in safe working condition but may require some minor maintenance.
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