Scirocco Accuracy

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Guest, May 10, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Waiting on Swift's new 6.5mm Scirocco to use as a long range hunter in my 6.5-284 and was wondering how any of you have found their accuracy in other calibers? How about their terminal performance?
     
  2. Budman

    Budman Well-Known Member

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    DBS I have used them in 7mm RUM with great sucess on paper. Only game shot was a large 6 pt bull at 556 yards. The Bullet hit dead center shoulder and exited through the off side shoulder. Needless to say he took his last step. I hadn't heard they were coming with a 6.5mm. My new 6.5 284 should be done in a couple weeks. When are the bullets due out?
     
  3. spliz

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    I just used them for the first time in my new .300 RUM this weekend. The range was limited to only 100yds. I key-holed every group of three I shot. I'll continue to use them.
     
  4. Guest

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    Budman, I spoke with Swift again this morning, the 6.5 Scirocco at 130 grains will be available around the end of July.
     
  5. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

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    I've used the 7mm 150gr and they shot fine, but not as good as a sierra.
     
  6. Budman

    Budman Well-Known Member

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    DBS Thanks for the update on the 6.5mm. Will be trying them out then.
     
  7. brian b

    brian b Well-Known Member

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    I did a lot of load developement for a
    friend's 300um with 180gr scirocco's,they
    shoot extremely well but you must sort by
    weight,every lot I tried varied 3 to 5gr.
    as far as performance 3 one shot kill's
    1deer,1elk 1moose.
     
  8. 460wby

    460wby Well-Known Member

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    I have great experience with 210grs. scirrocco's in my 338 RUM.
    They group (3 shots) under 1/2moa in 990m/s.
    They also hold together nicely. I've killed a roedeer and a beaver with the load.
    On moose i use 225grs A-frame's.