I went with the Scirocco. Compared to the AB, I consider the Swift bullet superior both in accuracy and terminal ballistics compared to the AB. I've never experienced an animal wondering off into the bush after being hit with the Scirocco, unlike the AB which appears to have mixed reviews based on personal accounts.
My first choice of any hunting bullet with a MV over 3000 fps would be a Barnes TSX for ultimate performance. One ragged hole 3-shot groups at 100 yds, and incredible penetration with minimum meat destruction often resulting in one-shot kills. And if you're shooting at distances over 500-yds, the Berger bullets are exceptional.
I shot the 168 in my 300 but in another barnes bullet and it shot incredible. I went away from it bacause it was a coated bullet. May have to get some of these and try them again. I have a 5 shot group I shot with that round that was .3 CTC.
I would pick the AB only because I have shot them a lot more and actually field tested them. The scirocos didn't get to make it to field testing because they weren't as accurate. I was testing the 165g in my 300 RUM. I ended up using the 200g AB and have been more then happy. I have shot a spike and a 5x5 bull at 513 yards with very impressive performance. Along with exceptional accuracy. I have shot a 1.5" 3 shot group at 525 yards with the 200g out of my 300 RUM. I also shoot the 110g AB in my 25-06. Accuracy has been stellar with groups going under .5" at 100, and 3.5-4 inches at 525 yards. I think the accubonds with there high bc's, and ability to shoot accurately and still penetrate deeply, and expand at long range make them an awesome bullet. I too am kinda mad at swift for not bringing out a .257" sciroco. I would try it in my 25-06 thats for sure, but I hope they make a 115g or 120g version so the BC is higher then .418 or so for the AB.
Archeryelk, The new 168 Triple Shock is shooting better than the old XLC with the same lower pressure. Works great in the 300 WSM my friends use for everything. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
The 168 TSX is one of my favorite bullets. I've killed a lot of game with that bullet from a 30.06. The TSX is the most accurate hunting bullet I've ever loaded. I loaded the same bullet for a friend in his 300 SAUM as well as my brother's. Varget in 1 and IMR4350 in the other. Incredible accuracy and one shot kills. One caribou was taken at 396 which dumped it.