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Old 01-28-2013, 11:47 AM
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Yes!
They probably most closely resemble the Swift Scirriocco II in design with a thinner nose section for better long range expansion. There are some other differences though. The Swift is a secant design and uses pure copper and lead and the Nosler is likely about a 12-14S tangent. Nosler used a lead alloy core in the old AB's but MAY have switched to pure lead to help expansion? Don't know??........Rich
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:24 PM
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Rich, are you happy with the Berger Hunting bullets LR performance? My 6.5x284 is currently throwing those at 2975 and my goal is to be able shoot wolves at 1000ish. I keeping getting into them at 600 plus. It's weird because I shot 1 at 40 yards and 2 and 320. Can't seem to get that close again. Buggers.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:49 PM
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If you've got 3 at any range you're in the front row. Congratulations!
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Rich, are you happy with the Berger Hunting bullets LR performance? My 6.5x284 is currently throwing those at 2975 and my goal is to be able shoot wolves at 1000ish. I keeping getting into them at 600 plus. It's weird because I shot 1 at 40 yards and 2 and 320. Can't seem to get that close again. Buggers.
Brent......As Harperc says, if you've killed three, you are way ahead of most!
I have mixed feelings with the Bergers and a lot depends on caliber. I think they are as good as any at long range unless you compare to custom bullets. I would say Bergers are among the best for long range and would include the A-max which has more reliable expansion at lower velocities but is more explosive at higher velocities (or at least does not penetrate as far as a Berger before it expands).........Rich
p.s. I have some doubt that the 140 Berger would expand on a wolf at 1000 but then who cares!!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:21 PM
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LOL. I have Amax's as well. I will work on a load with those too. Right now the VLD's are flying well. I hope well enough to do the job if and when the time comes again. I had a pack of 5 at 650-750 a couple weeks ago. They were way out of range for my 204. Hoping to change the rules of this game soon. If I can do my job I think this rifle will do its job. On wiggly bench, in 8 mph wind it grouped around 6-7 inches at 980. I mounted my 4.5-14x50 Leupold on it for working up a load until my NF gets here. Come on Fedex.
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p.s. I have some doubt that the 140 Berger would expand on a wolf at 1000 but then who cares!!!
Exactly, and in this particular aspect of the sport shot placement isn't a big concern for me either.
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