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Are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by The Kidd, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. The Kidd

    The Kidd Well-Known Member

    Well, time to load up for another season. I would like to ask you experienced re-loaders a question. First, I've been loading .243s with 100 gr Sierra Gamekings with no complaints AT ALL. And .308 Nosler Partitions are magic bullets for my son. So, as I leaf through the catalogues I see the price of Swift A-frames and wonder if they are worth the huge price difference. Often times you get what you pay for, I know. And since I stocked up on my favorites I don't need to change. If you've used the high dollar bullets can you tell me, are they worth it?
  2. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    I can't see how they can be worth it if you have no complaints at all with your current bullets.
  3. The Kidd

    The Kidd Well-Known Member

    Maybe you get a less ragged one hole group, or your flyer is closer to the rest. I just ask people who've use both, are they worth it?
  4. Skyshot

    Skyshot Well-Known Member

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  5. 41 Mag

    41 Mag Well-Known Member

    In some peoples mind they are and that is why they sell so many of them. They do have a purpose, IMO, for large heavily bodied game or critters that hunt you back. Another good use would be from a high velocity caliber pushing them out at over 3100fps. Running any bullet to those velocities it's pretty hard to keep them in one piece, especially if your hitting a shoulder at 100yds or less.

    They are simply another brand name of the famed Partition. While they might have a bit different design, or use a bit different core hardness, for all practical purposes they are the same.

    To me, neither are worth the added cost for most of my shooting. This said the Nosler 115gr Partition is all I shot form my 25-06 for close to 15 years. It simply was the best deal for me with that rifle. It did the same thing at 10 yards as it did at 400. I would guess that is a big reason why a lot of folks like them as well as the A Frames.

    I personally have shot enough deer and hogs to know that I don't need the toughest most expensive bullet out there to get the job done. In fact I have gone back to shooting mostly handloaded Remington CL's in several calibers. Yes I do have quite a few Partitions in various calibers, and some of the newer bonded core bullets in various brands, but they were purchased for the high velocity magnum rounds, and not for average '06 or .308 based calibers.
  6. The Kidd

    The Kidd Well-Known Member

    Thanks .41 Mag, that's what I thought would be the case and components are expensive enough already. I appreciate your time.

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