A bit more info on Scirrocos
Handloads, 300 RUM 180 gr Scirocos
3340 fps at 12 ft from muzzle.
Under 1/2 MOA at 100 yds from a custom Rem 700 Sendero weight Walther SS 27 1/2" barrel
One shot running bull, 250 yds.
around 80% bullet weight retention.
Bullet entered just behind the front shoulder bones, shattered ribs and damaged lung and heart with bone fragments.
pased thru chest and stopped just under the skin on ther opossite shoulder.
Elk dropped and skidded to a halt dead.
Same load, another rifle and hunter.
375 yds. chest shot. bullet exited on far side of ribs.
FYI these where reports I have gotten from a couple customers that I have built the rifles for, cronographed their loads and made mil-dot hold over charts out to 700 yds for them.
They both feel that this is THE bullet for long range hunting.
Tests on the hold overs where made at the range out to 600 yds and results where right on the money.
My new shop is almost done, the new lathe arrived this week and the mill will this commming week.
Hopefully the ATF will be expiedient on the licensing.
I will never again smith for "peanuts" and with anyone being the "boss" again.
especially after being head smith for an owner that was really an insurance salesman. LOL