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 Post subject: Re: Swift 210 Scirocco 338 WM 2990FPS
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:30 am 
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That is impressive performance. That wide mushroom limits penetration but it dumps all the energy in the animal. Good show buddy.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:14 pm 
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They look like they open wide not too much differently than the Bitterroot bullets.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:02 am 

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Thinking about trying them in my .338-06AI.


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Should be just right in the 06.

Gerry, they really seem to open up well. I kinda like that more for hunting than out and out penetration. They really wrecked the insides and created a lot of trauma.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Should be just right in the 06.

Gerry, they really seem to open up well. I kinda like that more for hunting than out and out penetration. They really wrecked the insides and created a lot of trauma.


I like that too, I don't mind giving up a bit of penetration to have a bullet open that wide and hang together. They will still penetrate far enough and maybe get caught in the skin on the far side.

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SJB358 wrote:
Should be just right in the 06.

Gerry, they really seem to open up well. I kinda like that more for hunting than out and out penetration. They really wrecked the insides and created a lot of trauma.


I like that too, I don't mind giving up a bit of penetration to have a bullet open that wide and hang together. They will still penetrate far enough and maybe get caught in the skin on the far side.


Exactly. Took me awhile to figure it out but exits aren’t always the answer. Tracks are very few when Bullets open up that wide and stay wide.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:22 am 
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Would you please explain the fire-lapping process you used?
my friends .338 may benefit from this Scotty....thanks

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SJB358 wrote:
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So far I’m pretty impressed with them. Fire lapping really turned this old P64 around.

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I feel pretty decent with that rifle shooting over a back pack. It seems to be tracking pretty true.

Absolutely nothing replaces practice from field positions! Bi-pod. pack, sitting w/ elbows on knees. The most important, offhand!!!!

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lhsako wrote:
Would you please explain the fire-lapping process you used?
my friends .338 may benefit from this Scotty....thanks


I bought the Tubbs Final Finish .338 bullets.

Used a minimum charge, just enough to get the coated 250 MKs down the barrel. After each series of 10, I cleaned down to bare steel before firing the next 10.

It changed that barrel for the good. Shoots everything well now and puts the 1st shot on point. Visually I could see how much it smoothed over the tool marks left behind from 1958.

I won’t hesitate to do it again on a rough Bore.

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Can't believe you're going to hunt elk with those things Scotty! They look just awfully fantastic. Not bad accuracy either.

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A 210 grain Scirocco at 2990 fps? Yeah, not many critters that'll stand up to that. Should put game down very quickly.

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Awesome! I'll have to give them a try in my 338win

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SJB358 wrote:
lhsako wrote:
Would you please explain the fire-lapping process you used?
my friends .338 may benefit from this Scotty....thanks


I bought the Tubbs Final Finish .338 bullets.

Used a minimum charge, just enough to get the coated 250 MKs down the barrel. After each series of 10, I cleaned down to bare steel before firing the next 10.

It changed that barrel for the good. Shoots everything well now and puts the 1st shot on point. Visually I could see how much it smoothed over the tool marks left behind from 1958.

I won’t hesitate to do it again on a rough Bore.

>>> thanks !

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