Originally Posted by TA1911A1
Does anyone have experience with the Swift Scirocco II on Elk up close, or at long range? I know I'm in Berger country here, but the Swift appears to be a well constructed bullet with a really nice b/c. It would be nice if they would make a 200gr for the 300 RUM's.
Scirocco is a good design, and should work well. I have never been able to get them to shot as accurately as other "Premium" hunting bullets. I think there is too much jacket compared to the lead core. The Nosler Accubond is very similar and I have had better luck with accuracy using it. I always prefer to have my bullets pass completely through a animal with good expansion.
The whole BERGER thing is about high BC and 1000+ yard shooting. A lot of people apply what the extreme distance shooters do (rightfully so) to their 500 yard shooting. Bergers are not a quality hunting bullet with penetration and uniform expansion as there first priority IMO. Similar to the Sierra Match Kings. Sure they will work, but will they do it as consistently and repeatably like a Partition, Core Lokt, Swift, etc.? I don't think so.
I was shooting bulk Remington 180 Core Lokt's yesterday at 1000 yards. They were just as accurate as the 190VLD Hunting I was shooting except for the wind. The wind would cause the Core Lokt to move 2-3 times as much as the VLD, and I had to put in 8' more elevation adjustment. If I was going to actually shoot at a animal at 1000 yards in those conditions no question the VLD. Had it been at 500 yards then no question the Core Lokt.
The bullet thing is Ford v. Chevy, but there are certain ones that always stand out as performers. Boss Mustangs, Corvette 427's.
LOL...enjoy the variables of shooting sports.