Skip to comments.Swift Solution - Scirocco II Ammo
Posted on 03/10/2017 5:19:30 AM PST by w1n1
Like the hot desert wind of the same name, Scirocco II bullets are powerful and unrelenting.
I had been frustrated with the terminal performance of my .300 Winchester Magnum, as the cup-and-core bullets which ﬂew very well when punching paper were giving too much expansion when used in the New York deer woods. I needed a stiffer bullet, yet wanted to take full advantage of the ﬂat trajectories and wind deﬂection characteristics of the spitzer boat-tail bullets.
I did a bit of research, and found an advertisement for the Swift Scirocco II. The ad copy touted a newly engineered jacket, which would improve the accuracy of the bullet. I ordered a box of 100 .308-caliber 180-grain Scirocco II, and headed to the bench. I had developed a load for this particular riﬂe that gave just under minute-of-angle accuracy, so decided to start there (it was well below maximum), and see what the new bullets would do.
I ﬁrmly believed the ﬁrst three-shot group was a ﬂuke my wiggles must've accounted for my waggles as it printed just under a half inch, but when the second and third did the same thing, I was a convert. They gave good velocities out of my 24-inch barrel 2,965 feet per second, to be precise but would they perform as advertised in the ﬁeld? Read the rest of the story here.
Never cared much for them as they are tough to get to shoot well, very expensive and have an extremely long bearing surface. Why not just use an Accubond if you like that kind of thing?
Scirocco, a hot desert wind, a bullet and my first car.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.