Accubonds vs Swift Scirocco II

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Sask190, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Sask190

    Sask190 Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Which bullet is the best for hunting 300 pound Canadian whitetails?gun)
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2008
    I haven't used the Scirocco ll, but the original Sciroccos wouldn't group very well in the rifles I tried them in whereas the AB's did........Rich

  3. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    MY buddy just shot a large mullie at 740 yards with a 270WSM pushing a 140 gr accubond
    Recovered the bullet it now weighs 120.5 gr which is 86% weight retention

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    ACCUBOND cost less its a proven bullet and it easy to load. Swift Scirocco is expensive and very finicky. If I was in a hurry I would pick ACCUBOND. Just my 2 cents.

    If your rich and real anal go with the swift
  5. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2010
    I dont think either one would be a bad choice. I have heard the scirocco causes more fouling do to the jacket being pure copper. I am seeing more guys using the accubond over the scirocco. I dont think the accubond will dissapoint you at all.
  6. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2007
    Such a wide open question. What caliber? What rifle? How far you going to shoot?

    Generally I think the Swift is a better hunting bullet. Some rifles do not like them. Most rifles seem to like the AB. In some cals the Swift has the higher bc offering and vise versa. I think both bullets are of good quality.

    Don't know if I am helping or not.

  7. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    I have never used the swift bullets but I killed 4 deer from 98 to 275 yards with the 130 gr Accubond from my 264 Win mag last season and they were dead before they hit the ground. I did recover one bullet. Bullet left the muzzle at an average of 3350 fps and stuck a buck at 111 yards on the edge of the left front shoulder as it faced me at a slight left shoulder angle. The bullet destroyed the shoulder made soup out of the vitals and I found it in the right ham when cutting up the meat. The bullet was a text book mushroom and weight was 87 grs. For a bullet to be going that fast, had to still be going around 3200 fps, and do what it did and still hold together. It has to be a good bullet. It is very accurate also.
  8. JMUPT

    JMUPT Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2008
    I mainly shoot accubonds but I do have a 7mm mag that shoots the accubond and the scirocco into tiny little groups, both loads are the same and the OAL is the same and all the bullets pretty much go into the same hole. From what I have seem they perform the same. I have taken several whitetail with each, and not had any issues. I think the cost is about the same as well, you get 50 accubonds for $25-30, and you get 100 scirocco's for $50-60.