I gave it all I'm gonna give on Scirocco II's

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 300winnie, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. 300winnie

    300winnie Well-Known Member

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    I gave it all I\'m gonna give on Scirocco II\'s

    Well,

    I am at the end of my rope with the new, improved version of the Scirocco. I have tried IMR 4831, IMR 7828, H1000 and RL22 in an attempt to find a load that meets my expectations in my .300 Winchester Magnum.

    This is a gun that has shot a lot of different bullet/powder combinations very well including the 190 grain Hornady BTSP, 180 grain Nosler Partition, 200 grain Nosler Accubond and the 180 grain Swift Scirocco in the original version. When I say very well, I mean to say m.o.a. or better on a consistent basis, not every 5 groups or so.

    When Scirocco announced the Scirocco II I couldn't see a better bullet for my applications, so I set out to make it work. I tried and tried but the final verdict is in after this weekend. I will not try any more.

    What I thought was a promising load at 81 grains of H1000 ended up being better than anything I shot up to that point, but no consistency whatsoever. I tried loading at different seating depths from .010 off the lands to .070 off the lands. Nothing improved, some only got worse.

    I guess I got some range time out of the deal, as well as some loading experience, but I am moving on to the 180 grain Nosler Accubond.

    Thought some of you might be interested in my report.
     
  2. abinok

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    Re: I gave it all I\'m gonna give on Scirocco II\'s

    have you played with neck tension /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

  3. 300winnie

    300winnie Well-Known Member

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    Re: I gave it all I\'m gonna give on Scirocco II\'s

    No I haven't. I don't think I will either /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  4. Spino

    Spino Well-Known Member

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    Re: I gave it all I\'m gonna give on Scirocco II\'s

    I tried out the Scirocco's as well in my 7mag. What a waste of time, bullets & gun powder. I then did a survey on the two and here were the results:

    http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthreads/s...&PHPSESSID=

    Would like to find out from experience which bullet has had greater success. I'm shooting a 7mm mag. Sako 75 Hunter. Which bullet is best/better.
    Users may choose only one (47 total votes)
    Nosler Accubond
    34 72%

    Swift Scirocco
    13 28%

    The accubonds are very accurate........