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Swift A frames and .30-06

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Visionz45, Aug 11, 2010.

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  1. Visionz45

    Visionz45 Member

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    Ive recently been gifted two box's of 180 swift A Frames. Ive had quite a bit of difficulty getting these to shoot. I figures with my 25" barrel H4831sc would fit great as it did with accubond's and ttsx's...it didn't. I'm going to try H4350 as soon a I can get some. Anyone have knowledge/tricks with this bullet? Ive always shot partitions but hate to waste these.
     
  2. NCsmitty

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    From comments made at MidwayUsa on the A frames, you are not alone in finding it a bit difficult getting a suitable load for these very expensive bullets. They seem to be a good match in 300 magnum cartridges, but distance can be relative to velocity.

    You may find that the Nosler Partitions works better all around, in the 30'06.



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  3. GooseGestapo

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    Try dropping your charges below what you'd use with the Noslers or others. The Swifts have thicker jackets and harder lead in the rear core area.

    Also, pay close attention to the distance from the lands. These bullets have a different ogive than the Nosler's, ect.

    A little more bullet jump is likely to be better than less....... Barnes suggests at leat .050" with their's.

    I find that up to .030" not to affect accuracy a great deal. Not enough to justify hard chambering with a hunting load. Especially with a bullet intended for large/dangerous game.

    I've only shot some of the Swifts from my .300RUM in the factory loading. They shoot well, and are about .050" off the lands, as far as I can tell. I'm saving the rest in case I live to see the next ice-age and a possible return of the wooly mamoths.....(not likely...). Other wise, I'll just use the '06's or something less for lesser critters......
     
  4. Visionz45

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    Ill re-work some loads further off the lands. I measured with my OAL tool..max 3.32" and I loaded them at 3.310". I'm interested with AAC 2700 though I don't have any experience with it and take internet data with a grain of salt. Id like to stick with fairly temperature stable powders as I hunt in very cold to mildly warm temperatures. Thanks for the info!
     
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    Sorry, I've never loaded those bullets in the 06 but like you have had very good results when using Nosler Partition bullets.
     
  6. Rokman

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    I think the H4350 would be the ticket for you over AA2700 for your hunting purpose. I have never loaded Swift bullets, so good luck with them bullets because it would be a shame to waste them.
     
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