Scirocco

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  1. ack

    ack AH Enthusiast

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    Has any body use this bullett on African plains game..Rifle is a 30/06..I am considering it in Rem factory ammo..Thanks
     

  2. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN AH ENABLER SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR LIFETIME TITANIUM BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

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    Tried it. Could not get it to shoot worth beans out of my rifle. Sorry I have no further news.
     

  3. PeteG

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    started using sciroccoII's in Sako ammo recently in my 300wm, shooting nicely. havent taken anything with it yet. was using norma a-frames for a bit before that and these are more accurate.
    hope someone can chime in with more useful info
     

  4. Billcollector

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    They are very accurate in my 30/06. Absolutely pummeled a leopard with them a few years ago. Some major shock with these things.
     
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    I used the Swift Scirocco in a 300 RUM for plains game,
    Swift A Frame (375 H&H) for DG and they both perform great.....
     

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    ACK,
    I experienced an epic fail with a 1st generation scirocco on a gemsbok accounting for the second of two animals I have ever not recovered. The shot was at about 120 yards and took him off his feet. He jumped up and was out of my area(white sands missile range). The military game warden would not let me pursue him further than my boundary regardless of the blood trail.
    That being said I only used them for practicing on jack rabbits after that. A swift bullet rep gave me a large supply of scirocco II after I relayed my impression of the bullet to him. I have shot an elk with a II and the bullet performed just fine.
    I do prefer an Accubond to the Scirocco though.
    Good luck,
    Cody
     

  7. ack

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    Thanks everybody for the info...The other bullet that looks very good is the Trophy Bonded tip by Federal ...Used Nosler Partition last time and they worked pretty well but not totally sold on them..
     

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    I have used factory Remington 338WM and they worked just fine.
     

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    I shot a 180 gn Scirocco out of my 300 Win Mag in Namibia several years ago. Handled everything from a black mamba all the way up to a mature Eland Bull. Great bullet.
     
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  10. ack

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    Thanks for your reply..I recently ordered some to take to Namibia this year after trying a few for grouping..I was amazed how accurate they were out of a Tika and a Weatherby ultra- light
     

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    I'm amazed you guys got them to fly well. Easily the most frustrating bullet I've worked with. Any load data you'd like to share?
     

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    Have used some 130's in my 6.5X47. Almost 2900 FPS and groups under 1/2 in my rifle. I took an antelope last yr and it preformed well. Likely to use it a bit this next yr. Love the rifle and how well it shots this bullet. Have wished I was taking it to africa this year. Bruce
     

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    I don't normaly like Remington ammo but the stuff I got is Rem factory..It amazed me..Every rifle is different though..Good luck
     

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    Trophy bonded is fantastic ammo if you can find it. I scooped up a couple of boxes of discontinued Remington A-frames (swift) at a bargain price. They shoot well in my gun but not all.

    http://www.rifleshootermag.com/ammo/ballistics-test-best-300-win-mag-loads-market/
     

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