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Unread 09-28-2001, 09:48 AM
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Just back from a caribou hunt in the Arctic, (place called Puvirnituck) shot two very large bulls with the .308 Win. and 165 Sciroccos. First bull was bedded at 470 yards, wind was steady at 10-11 mph (Kestral wind guage), I had a nice rest by using the bottom sticks of my Underwoods on the huge rock we crawled to. I put on 10 MOA of elevation and 4 MOA of right wind and tried to center the chest - couldn't see it all because he was bedded in rocks. I didn't hold low enough and the shot went JUST over his back, windage estimate was good tho. He got up and walked straight away for, I waited until he stopped near a bit of vegetation that I had lasered at 504 yards and held on his upper chest (knkew that I needed a bit of elevation as my drop was 11.5 MOA @ 500) - guide said he was hit in the chest at the shot. He walked slowly away again, turned and I held slightly higher, shot broke his back. Distance from caribou to the firing position was 510 according to my Bushnell 1000. He was a very big bull, almost white in color.

Second bull was also an exceptionally good one for the area, he was slightly under 50 yards, you take them when you have the chance - he was just too nice to pass on.

Both bullets exited on the 500 yard shots, excellent internal damage including shattering the spine, exit holes about 1.5 - 2 inches - expansion was immediate from the size of the hole in the rib impact area. The 50 yard shot was into the lungs, above and just back of the heart. Ribs were cut, dramatic expansion, lungs destroyed, exit about 2 inches.

I am pleased with this performance, will have some photos scanned and send them to this forum.

We hunted with Arctic Adventures - I would recommend them to anyone who wants a truly unique hunt, great trophies. Absolutely a great time with the Inuit guides, very nice facilities, fishing for Char, lakers and brook trout was incredible, unique wilderness as there is simply no trees, just rocks, moss, muskeg and water. Pricey but worth it if you really want to experience the far north. Saw up to 20 bulls per day, had excellent opportunities on a lot of good ones.
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Unread 09-30-2001, 06:41 AM
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Congratulations and thanks much for the detailed report!
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Unread 09-30-2001, 09:06 AM
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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

Elk hunt:
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


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Unread 10-01-2001, 09:48 AM
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OK, Guys,
It sounds like you have a handle on these things. Now, can any of you give me the BC's of the .308 cal bullets in 180, 165, 150 grain? It's the info that I can't seem to find.

C'ya. Jeep.
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Unread 10-02-2001, 11:06 PM
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Swift provides the following numbers for the Scirocco bullets:
180 .520
165 .470
150 .430
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