Swift Scirocco projectiles

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by george, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. george

    george Well-Known Member

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    IAN M I READ YOUR POST ON THE SWIFT SCIROCCO 7MM PROJECTILES, COULD YOU GIVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE 7-08 & 7 REM MAG LOADS DEVELOPED FOR THE TESTING OF THE PROJECTILES. I STARTED WORKING WITH BOTH & HAVE NOT YET DEVELOPED LOADS YET. YOUR HELP IS APPRECIATED.
     
  2. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Info sent offline. I like Varget a lot. Like some of you guys, would put it on cornflakes in the morning if I had it to spare.
     
  3. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I bought Varget specifically for my new 7-08. For whatever reason, it hates the stuff. Top producers were H4895 & H4350 with a slight speed advantage for the H4350.
    While the 150gr Sciroccos shot well enough, the Barnes 140 XBT actually beat out every other bullet while shooting under .5" consistently @ 100yds.
    I have always been disappointed in X bullet accuracy. However, this particular rifle made me realize that 1 in 50 rifles can actually shoot these bullets. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. MAX

    MAX Well-Known Member

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    That many? [​IMG] I've never found Varget to be the best for anything yet it usually runs a good race for bullet/cartridge combos that it is suited for. The Scirroccos...be it a twist issue or not, in my experience they like speed. All you can give them... Not a bullet for 'mild' loads at all.
     
  5. Tim Behle

    Tim Behle Well-Known Member

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    Ian,

    Your Varget answer kind of surprised me. I've never really thought about using it for anything larger than .224.

    It's one of the most common powders used by a lot of my friends, We use it to push little 25 grain .172 caliber bullets out of short barrels at a little over 4,000 FPS to kill a lot of coyotes.

    If I can't get 2 years out of a pound of Varget any longer, I'm telling the wife it's your fault. [​IMG]
     
  6. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, Varget is also awesome in the .308 Winchester. 175gr SMK/ 45.0gr Varget = ~2750fps from a 26" factory pipe, and great accuracy. There might be better powders out there for my .308, but damn, I'd have a hard time believing it. Seems to shoot almost everything I put in the gun great, excepting the bullets that it (the gun) just plain doesn't like at all (light stubby ones).

    YMMV,

    Monte
     
  7. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    We have several .308 rifles that are shot a lot and they all shoot Varget. Not sure if there is another powder that will work in the .308, all I ever use is Varget!>?
     
  8. *WyoWhisper*

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    I have to agree.. VARGET is the $h!t.. 46.0 grs in my .308 and I shot 15 rounds into .680 at 100 yards.. I did this with 168 SMK's and 168 Nosler J4's
    I used Varget in the 243 and shot darn near 1 hole for 3 shots and a groups size of .356 for 5 shots...
    Varget seems to love anything with a case capacity of 50 grns or less...

    The best thing about this powder is that it basically cannot tell you what the temp outside is.. I shoot the same load all year round.....!!!!
     
  9. Lostsheep

    Lostsheep Active Member

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    I have to agree, VARGET is absolutely the SHIT!!
    It works so very well in such a wide range of calibers!
    I mean if I have a 5.56X45, a 6X51, a 7.62X51, all I need to do is go out and buy an 8 pounder of VARGET and Im good for a couple weeks!
    [​IMG]

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