From your experience with the 7mm Swifts have you any advice regarding minimum impact velocity for effective expansion? I’ve seen the photos of the test bullets on the Swift website but it’s good to hear what actual users have found.
Did you say on another thread that you load with 46gn 4350?
If we can end up getting onto buff next year i won't have the money to buy a bigger rifle beforehand so the 275 will have to do as I'm sure it will.I do understand and believe that bigger is better for buffalo, but we shot about three dozen and never lost one - with the little old Rigby. Happy memories of hunting beautiful wild country. But we mostly had a safety rifle present (which we never had to use), and we had the ability to pick our shots. And we never admired the shot, but kept working the bolt. It accounted for huge boars and plenty of scrub bulls, too.
I was having a bit of fun Sarge.
There are only two other guys who I hunt with who are cold hearted and capable enough to head shoot not only Bambi, but Bambi's Mammy as well. One is from Alabama and the other from Texas.
I enjoy popping little porkers in the dome with a silenced 22 semi and still have quite a few ready to throw into BBQ after they defrost.
100% agree. I might throw in the Woodleigh 160 & 175 gr series of bullets as well. As many know Mr. Bell dispatched a multitude of pachyderms with the 7x57.Hi JP,
I use the 7x57 since 1972. I have hunted with it for big Red Deer and Wild boar.
To me, there are no better big game bullets for the 7 mm Mauser than the 160 and 175 Nosler Partition ones. Period. And not only for this cartridge...
You can load them, easily, in a good 7x57 rifle, for a muzzle velocity of 2700 and 2600 f/s respectively.
The Nosler Partition is, in my experience, one of the few (the best to me) bullet that combines unique expansion and penetration properties: They expand at VERY low velocities and, also, penetrate at VERY high velocities breaking bones and, most often than not, exit, leaving a good exit hole for, eventually, track the animal.