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Swift Scirocco VS Nosler Accubond & Elk

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Unread 07-28-2008, 03:58 PM
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Call Bill Hober and if you don't reach him at first I promise you he will call you back. He is a great guy and loves to talk bullets. He absolutely knows bullets and everything there is to know about their Scirocco II.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 08:29 PM
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just get the 168TTXS and put the smack down!
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Unread 07-28-2008, 09:12 PM
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I've killed several black bears with the ABs and Sciroccos. I have never recovered a Scirocco. I did recover a 225 AB from a 338 WM on a close up bear shot at 12 yards. I wouldn't hesitate to use either.

My 300 RUM loves the 180 Scirocco with H1000, Retumbo, and Re25. It loves the 200 AB with Re25 and Retumbo. I killed several bears with shoulder shots at close range with the 180 Scirocco.

Here is my observation on bullet accuracy: 180 Scirocco produced best consistent groups but took twice as long to achieve. ABs produced accurate load with ease, but not as repeatable for unkown reasons.
Derek M.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 12:43 AM
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I had a Weatherby Vanguard in .300 WSM and I couldn't get it to shoot 180 Accubonds, while I could get SSTs and Interbonds to shoot .75".

I now have a Model 700 CDL stainless fluted with an HS Precision stock in .300 WSM. It would not shoot the 180 Accubonds either. I have tried the 200 grain Accubonds and I have only found a light load of RL19 that shoots. Got a 1/2" group. The rest of the 200s and 180s have been in the 1.5" group range.

I have been shooting the 180 Scirroccos quite a bit and have found about 3 different loads in the .5-.75" group size.

On the other hand I have been trying scirroccos in my buddys .300 win mag that I have been loading and they don't shoot at all. However the rifle is a Tikka T3 with a ton of free bore(about .250" between bullet and lands when seated as long as I can go in the magazine were my Remington has about .080"). It really likes the SSTs and I plan on trying Interbonds.

You might want to look into the Interbonds. I really like them.
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