Re: Swift vs Sierra vs Speer for manuf tolerances
While at Bass Pro the other day, I was surprised to see that they reintroduced a boat load of reloading equipment because for several years, they cleaned it all out and got rid of it. I saw some Speer match bullets on the shelf and my first thought was wondering how they shoot and how they perform on game since the Amax, VLD, and SMK seem to be used frequently.
Take note, Speer has been around a very very long time and they know what they are doing. If I recall correctly, Hornady and Speer started together. I've killed game with speer bullets and frankly in ALL of my rifles they always kicked Sierra and Hornady's asses in terms of accuracy.
I found my oldest load book from 20 something years ago and saw where I used Speer a lot more than I remembered. Those and NBTs.
As to the Scirocco bullets, if you want to be impressed, spin some of these on the Juenke internal concentricity comparator. But despite that this bullet is so concentric it is a picky bullet. Solid copper, solid lead and it can be frustrating to work with but this is yet another underdog bullet that has proven to me that it is a gamegetter.
Last edited by Derek M.; 11-22-2010 at 07:41 PM.