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 Post subject: Question about 160gr A frame in 7mm-08
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:59 pm 

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Hello all,

First time poster. I've learned a lot just browsing through the tremendous amount of data that is on this forum.

I was hoping to get some input on a particular load and bullet. I was gifted a box of swift A frame 160 gr 7mm-08 ammo. Its supposed to be 2564 ft/sec per manufacturer specs. In you guys' opinion, what kind of water jug penetration would a 160 gr A frame at this velocity achieve? I know jugs aren't the most scientific medium but they seem to correlate well with practical hunting experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about 160gr A frame in 7mm-08
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:37 pm 
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Welcome to the forum. I'd guess you would likely find the bullet in jug #6. Give it a try and let us know. Post a picture of the recovered bullet.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:06 am 

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Yes, the Swift A-Frame is an excellent bullet. Tends to open up pretty wide, but hangs together.

At the modest velocity you're using, I don't think it's likely to open quite as wide. But... I could be wrong.

Wider mushroom usually translates to a little less penetration than seen with bullets that don't open as wide.

Deer? Should be good to go. (y)

And welcome!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:13 am 

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Guy Miner wrote:
Yes, the Swift A-Frame is an excellent bullet. Tends to open up pretty wide, but hangs together.

At the modest velocity you're using, I don't think it's likely to open quite as wide. But... I could be wrong.

Wider mushroom usually translates to a little less penetration than seen with bullets that don't open as wide.

Deer? Should be good to go. (y)

And welcome!

Guy


I'd agree with Guy on this. I'd bet 6 jugs on recovery. I am not sure what the minimum FPS is needed for the Swift, but I'd think it should be a small hammer in a 7-08. I'd like to see it though!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:45 am 

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Oh very neat, I'll try to get this done soon. My work schedule is all wonky with this pandemic. I usually use the 120 gr tsx bullet , it's worked quite well for everything from whitetails to elk....but I can't not try free 160 gr ammo :grin:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:26 am 

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Welcome to the forum, you will get great feedback from all these guys with expertise in reloading and other non related reloading stuff. I do agree that the Swift A Frame is a great bullet, with its heavy duty construction, it may not expand as much at longer ranges if using the 7mm-08 due to its mild velocity. It's worth a try, and I would love to see water jug tests using the 160 A Frame out of the 7mm-08, keep us posted with pictures soon. I'll say 6 jugs. :grin: Good luck

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