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New Swift 25cal 100gr scirocco

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:56 pm
by Springville Shooter
Hello fellow rifle hunters
As one of the new members, I wanted to report on a recent hunting trip in which I was able to use some of Swifts new 100gr scirocco bullets in 25 cal. I have always been a huge fan of the quarter bores and am excited to see many bullet companies providing bullets that really make this caliber shine for big game use. A friend who works for swift sent me a box of the new bullets to try out on a pronghorn antelope hunt this year in Utah' s plateau unit. I worked up a load that turned in 1/2MOA groups and cronographed 3450fps out of my custom 25-06AI. With only 100 bullets to work with, I practiced until proficient with the load out to antelope ranges. I was suprised at how well the bullets held true at far-off distances and how predictably they performed in the wind. The 3" group on my metal plate at 500yds was fresh in my mind as I laid down and took aim at a nice buck that was 540yds away. The shot hit the chest cavity low and behind the onside shoulder exiting through the offside shoulder bone breaking it. The buck ran a short distance dragging his leg and fell. The next day, my friend and fellow long range shooter lined up on a buck at 480 with my rifle. We had to compensate a bit for the 10-15mph crosswind, but his hold was good. The bullet blew through the middle of the ribcage absolutely destroying both lungs and damaging the liver. The buck lunged forward and then stood for a moment on shaky legs before falling. What a great opportunity to test these new 100gr bad boys. I believe that these bullets are the answer for those of us who like to carry the flat shooting-accurate 25's for more than Coyotes.

Re: New Swift 25cal 100gr scirocco

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:18 am
by MuleyMadness
Pretty buck, welcome and thanks for sharing. :thumb

Re: New Swift 25cal 100gr scirocco

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:38 pm
by quebechunter
i would definately like a 200 scirrocco to try in my 300 rum. B.C. would be excellent
hope they make 1 someday

Re: New Swift 25cal 100gr scirocco

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:52 pm
by Springville Shooter
I too would like to see a couple more offerings from swift and I have personally made the 200gr 30 cal suggestion to one of the guys at swift. I like the scirocco bullet and in my experience it is the "toughest" of the plastic tipped bonded lead bullets. I also love the Nosler AB's but I don't think that they hold together as well as similar weight sciroccos. Here is my wishlist: a 230gr 338cal, a 210 323 scirocco, and a bad a-- 7mm 160gr scirocco with a BC around....oh...say .600!
----shooter