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Unread 05-01-2004, 12:56 PM
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Re: 338 Swift bullets

I have shot a lot of Swift A-Frame bullet in the .338 and can tell you that they can be very accurate. I weigh and segregate by tenths, shoot them in weighed bunches. The 225 grain is a wonderful killer in the .338.
I practice with 225 Speer bullets, they hit the same point of impact as the more expensive Swifts.
Good luck, my favoriet load uses H-4831 or the discontinued Win. MRP.
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Unread 05-01-2004, 02:55 PM
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Re: 338 Swift bullets

Ian - I weigh and prep my cases but have not ever weighed my bullets , is this something you do because of your benchrest experience , just because , or are the bullets weights really that crazy.
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Unread 05-01-2004, 03:54 PM
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Re: 338 Swift bullets

FYI concerning your last question...this is my experience with the (granted) 30 cal:

Randomly selected (.444 BC) 30 cal 200g Swift A-frames varied as much as 4/10 of a grain from 200g. Randomly selected (.588 BC) 200g 30 cal Nosler Accubonds varied by 1/10 g at most from 200g. Bullet lengths measured with Sinclair bullet comparator could be different by several thousandths with the A-frames. Every one of the Nosler Accubonds I measured with the bullet comparator were EXACTLY the same. If you want consistent bullet seating to be a certain distance from the lands, this could be an issue. With 1.44 difference in BC between these bullets (I don't recall the numbers for the .338 cal), past 400 or 500 yds, I would think the Accubond would be holding a ballistic edge (bullet drop, retained energy).
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Unread 05-01-2004, 11:13 PM
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Re: 338 Swift bullets

Gents - thanks for the input - I should have my rifle back soon - and I think the Swift bullets are going to get a try . thanks again
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Unread 05-03-2004, 10:47 AM
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Re: 338 Swift bullets

Another option to make the Win 338 mag "all that it can be" is merely pickup a box or two of Federal's Premium HIGH Energy factory
loads. I've harvested more than one Elk with 338 Win Mag. 210 Noslers Part. But last time out thought to try these hot Fed's There are a variety of bullets to pick from but the 250 Nosler Part is one load. The High E loading pushes the velocity up to .340 WB level or 2850 or more in the long barrel you
mentioned. One box should = 20 Elk ;-) thats
a lot of hunting. rjb [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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