Thanks for the heads up, they must have just run a batch. I wonder how long it might be before they push some 200's.
What do you shoot the 180s out of? Im loading for a 300 prc that will come on safari with me next year.No idea on the 200 gr AFs. I don't recall ever seeing them in stock ( probably have, but dont remember). I've caught the 180s and 165s several times and have a good supply.
I reached out to Swift, and within 10 minutes I had an answer. 200 grain a-frames will be available soon. I think they're going to be a great safari bullet in this PRC. I only wish they made them in 215 or 220.I load the 180 A-F for a 30-06, V at 2,758 fps. I took it to Africa in 2021and took 9 animals including Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, and my Kudu. They performed very well, although a 375 would not have been too much for the frontal chest shot on the BWB.
I think (based in part on what others have said), the 180 AFs perform as well as 200 grain Partitions. Maybe better.
I was not impressed by the 200 gr NPTs used by a hunter in our group with a 300 WM, btw. Shot placement was also a factor, most likely.
I think the 200 grain AFs would be ideal in your PRC. No experience with the 180 grain Barnes, but I suspect those would also perform near ideal at magnum velocities. Assuming they shoot well in your rifle.
Thanks for turning me on to that thread! Tons of valuable information.See post 563. And the entire thread if you haven't already found it.
400 grain Nosler Partition out of a 416 RM at about 2400 fps MV. Recovered from a cape buffalo on recent trip to Limpopo SA. Buff was about 65 yards, quartering away. Aimed at off-side shoulder, where bullet was found (in shoulder, not through it). One shot, buff was down with 75 yards...www.africahunting.com