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Old 06-19-2011, 08:50 AM
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A-Frame / Nosler?

Howdy folks. What's the general consensus regarding the Nosler Partition and the Swift A-Frame? Who has the accuracy / reliability edge? If there is one. Lets say 300 yds and in, 7mm and 30 cal. Cost not a variable. Just real world performance on game in cartridges from the Ultra Mags on down to the '06 family of rounds. Thanks in advance all,R.J.
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:15 AM
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Re: A-Frame / Nosler?

Both are good bullets although I don't use either one.

Nonetheless, I can't imagine there would be an inherent difference at 300yds or less for the kind of prey you'd be shooting with those cartridges.

So, it would likely come down to your rifle and load development.

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:05 PM
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Re: A-Frame / Nosler?

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Howdy folks. What's the general consensus regarding the Nosler Partition and the Swift A-Frame? Who has the accuracy / reliability edge? If there is one. Lets say 300 yds and in, 7mm and 30 cal. Cost not a variable. Just real world performance on game in cartridges from the Ultra Mags on down to the '06 family of rounds. Thanks in advance all,R.J.

I like and use both. The only difference that I can see is that the partition in the A Frame is further
forward then the partition in the Nosler. this causes the swift to retain slightly more weight than
the Nosler but expand slightly less than the Nosler.

I use the partition on smaller calibers and the swifts on the dangerous game calibers (375 and up).

Both bullets are flat base and have a standard ogive.

I would give the accuracy edge to the Nosler partition Based on my experance with both but on
big bores the Swift A-Frame is very accurate and predictable.

Nosler does not make a Partition over 375 caliber so a comparison with the swift is not possible
in the 416s and up.

Hope this helps some.

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:48 AM
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Re: A-Frame / Nosler?

Actually Nosler does, see link: Nosler Partition Bullets 416 Caliber (416 Diameter) 400 Grain Spitzer Box of 50 - MidwayUSA

If you compare prices though, once you get into the 375 and up sizes, Swift is nearly the same, to cheaper then Nosler. So I'm inclined to say Swift on the large stuff, Nosler on the smaller stuff.
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Re: A-Frame / Nosler?

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Actually Nosler does, see link: Nosler Partition Bullets 416 Caliber (416 Diameter) 400 Grain Spitzer Box of 50 - MidwayUSA

If you compare prices though, once you get into the 375 and up sizes, Swift is nearly the same, to cheaper then Nosler. So I'm inclined to say Swift on the large stuff, Nosler on the smaller stuff.

Thanks.

It must be a fairly new addition because when I built my first 416 they were not available so I started with the Barns and the Swift.

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:47 PM
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Re: A-Frame / Nosler?

It may be. Theres also a 458 cal, but hard to find. If you notice, with midwayusa its $7 more for the Swift, which is a bonded bullet over the Nosler, which isnt. For the nasty stuff, I think I would be inclined to use Swift. When you get into the 458 cal, its a better price with Swift.
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