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Unread 01-03-2010, 05:05 PM
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Swift scirocco question?

What is the trick to get these to shoot well. The bullet in question is the 6.5mm 130gr Scirocco. Do they like a jump like a Barnes or just off the lands?
I didn't have much luck with them in my 264 WM, but have lots left & want to give them a go in my 6.5mm-300 Win Mag





Any help or experience would be great.
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    Re: Swift scirocco question?

    I havent loaded any yet for mine yet, still have two boxes left. The 150s and the 180s shot about same out of the box, with that said, remington being very conservative, i would allow for a jump and give it a try. I can shoot sub-moa out to 500 with factory using the scirroco rounds. Just give it a try, i will be early summer....
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    Re: Swift scirocco question?

    Probably the most finicky bullet I have ever tried. If you can get them to shoot, they do very well. I would call Swift and talk to their tech for advice. Ask for Bill Hober, if he's still with the company.
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    This is what I have found. I purchased a bunch when they first came out. I had no luck so I quit messing with them. Since then the 130gr & 140gr Accubond have came out & I have had an easy time getting them to shoot well.
    But with 300 130gr sciroccos sitting around I'd like to get them shooting too!
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    Re: Swift scirocco question?

    Hey Wookie,
    I use them with very good success in my .300 Win Mag. I use the 180 gr Scirocco in the .300 and haven't had to play with them much. Try loading them touching the lands or even jammed into the lands some. I was scared to use these bullets as well because of their reputation for being finicky but they worked very well right from the start. Their performance speaks for itself, both accuraccy and knockdown power.
    I bought more of them and plan to test some for my 7wsm.
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    Re: Swift scirocco question?

    I had to seat them deep to get them to shoot in my .270 dont remember how far off the lands though.
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    Re: Swift scirocco question?

    My 300 Win Mag likes the 180 gr's with some jump and very hot. No pressure signs, just a compact load
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