Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

6.5 Swift Scirocco?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-02-2010, 01:05 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 805
6.5 Swift Scirocco?

I was wanting some info on the swift scirocco bullets? Here lately I have been shooting 140gr bergers in my .264 win mag but I cant hardly find any and its getting on my nerves. After looking around I found the 130gr scirocco with a B.C. of .571 should work great for long range hunting. Has anyone had experience with them? I have heard they can be a pain in the ***** to get to shoot. Is this true, any info is appreciated.

Thanks
__________________
Austin
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-02-2010, 01:52 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Shangri-La
Posts: 931
Re: 6.5 Swift Scirocco?

They shoot pretty good in my 6.5 rem mag 24" Douglas barrel. Decided to try them also because of the high BC and wanted a tougher bullet than a Sierra GK and a bigger exit hole than a Accubond. I get 3100 fps without pushing them hard.

First Scirroccos I ever got to shoot in any caliber.
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher.......if you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-02-2010, 08:27 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,070
Re: 6.5 Swift Scirocco?

I never have tried them myself. I will not pay the price they want for them. I like the 130 Accubond in my 264 Win mag at 3350 fps.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-02-2010, 04:45 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 848
Re: 6.5 Swift Scirocco?

It would be worth it to give them a try!
Buy them, try them and if you don't like them I'll buy the rest from you.
But you have to give me a good deal.LOL!!

I have a buddy who shoots them and they have worked out awesome. He's shooting them in a 6.5WSM at I believe 3200fps. Very good results on game.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-19-2010, 07:34 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Montana Plains
Posts: 289
Re: 6.5 Swift Scirocco?

If I get a 6.5x55mm Swede, then the Scirocco 6.5 will be compared against an Accubond.

I just got a box of .224 Scirocco II today. It's about the only hunting bullet of 75 grain weight in .224 caliber. Partition is 60 grain. Barnes X-type is 62 grains for 9" twist barrel. Scirocco II leads in BC and SD in .224 medium game hunting bullets.

Not sure if they will stabilize in my 9" twist barrel on my CZ 527. Will soon be finding out.

Seems that African game professionals generally like A-Frame and Scirocco bullets. One reported far less failures than Barnes. Pure copper is more ductile than gilding metal so will open easier but have less tendency to snap off the petals. Downside is that copper fouling will be much higher.

Trophy Bonded Bear Claw ($1 each), North Fork solids (way over $1 each), GS Custom solids (ditto) and some others are much more expensive than Swift Scirocco or A-Frame. 60 grain Partitions are $43/100 ($21.49 for 50) and 75 grain Sciroccos are $46/100 from MidwayUSA. For the amount of weight, the Scirocco is actually cheaper than Partition, but not by each. Not a lot of options for premium big game bullets in .224 caliber yet.

The Scirocco II will hopefully turn my CZ 527 in a mini-Swede.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-19-2010, 08:01 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: OHIO
Posts: 2,419
Re: 6.5 Swift Scirocco?

The Scirocco is a kickass bullet on game and a pain in the ass to get to shoot in many rifles, unfortunately. I didn't have much of a problem in my 30.06, 7mag, 270, or 300 RUM. I've killed mostly bears with them with flawless outcomes.

My first black bear killed with a firearm fell to the 180 Scirocco over a hefty case full of Reloder 22. In fact, so did the next 3.
__________________
Derek M.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-31-2012, 02:42 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Re: 6.5 Swift Scirocco?

I have used a lot of these. They are great game killers, always expand but always penetrate right through. And they are accurate - I have had several 3 shots in one hole groups at 100 yds. I regard them as the best game bullets in the world.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 6.5 Swift Scirocco?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swift Scirocco II 300winnie Reloading 26 12-23-2012 12:01 PM
.30 Cal Swift Scirocco 180 Gr Cordell Reloading Equipment and Components 0 11-22-2009 02:19 PM
Accubond or Swift Scirocco? william101 Reloading 32 10-02-2005 03:58 AM
Swift Scirocco Brown Dog Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 01-18-2004 04:10 PM
FS Swift Scirocco 30 cal jimmyd223 Guns For Sale 0 10-31-2003 01:59 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC