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Scoop on Swift Soccori Bullet

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Unread 04-08-2009, 08:05 PM
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Re: Scoop on Swift Soccori Bullet

I built a new rifle arround the 150gn scirocco and sectioned one for a wall display and found a big void (.287x.104) and weighed most of the rest of the box and found a 5gn (thats five whole grains weight) difference. Nothing else in my 7mm selection went more than .4gn. Emailed Swift but have had no response. Would never use the swift in any form now. I would look at the alternatives. I got an excellent 160gn Woodleigh heavy game load. A 168gn Berger VLD long range load and a 139gn sst light game load. Couldn't be happier.

Von Gruff.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 09:26 PM
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Re: Scoop on Swift Soccori Bullet

I have to agree with most of the rest of the folks. I was dead set on using the Scirocco bullets in my new 300RUM several years ago and I did eventually settle on a load a mere couple of weeks before deer season. They are an extremely picky bullet and the powder type and amount made huge differences in accuracy. I did shoot 4 deer with 4 shots that year and none of them took a step, but the development is a pain.

We got my wife a 260Rem and I again used the Scirocco for it. After trying about 4 different powders I was beginning to think that there was something wrong with the rifle. I finally decided to switch bullets and went with a Nosler and within a few weeks I was getting close to a load and within a month I had one down that consistently shot under .5 moa. I spent an entire summer trying to get the Scirocco's to shoot well.

I have since switched to Combined Technology bullets in my 300RUM and again the load development was very short and the accuracy was much better again than the Swift bullets. Once again I can't complain with the CT bullets either because I took another 3 deer cleanly last fall again.

My recommendation is use with caution that you could spend a lot of time and go through a lot of different powders to find a load that works with these bullets.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 11:00 PM
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Re: Scoop on Swift Soccori Bullet

Or... you could call swift and get a starter load like I have done. Already rocking .681 or better and I'm on my first powder and seating depth. Velocities out of a 22 in. krieger hittin 3220.

I love the true weight of the CT, but I can't get them to shoot, and I'm not a fan of the low BCs. I guess its to each his own. They sure look cool tho.

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