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Thread: Does anyone stock Swift Scirocco 2 - 150gr, 7mm/.284?

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    Does anyone stock Swift Scirocco 2 - 150gr, 7mm/.284?

    Hello everyone.

    I'm not in a huge hurry on this, but it's looking quite uncertain whether I'm going to be able to replenish my stock of Degol DL1 bullets in the future because both the manufacturer in Belgium and the French distributor that I bought them from are suffering from a series of random misfortunes... So as a backup plan, I'm looking at the Swift Scirocco 2, which looks to be a very similar bullet both in terms of construction and importantly shape/profile. I know they're expensive, but I don't use many, so that's not necessarily a big problem. What is a problem is that I can't find any evidence that anyone has any in stock.

    Does anyone know whether anyone in the UK stocks them?

    Thanks.

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    I think Reloading Solutions Home - Reloading Solutions Limited - take the train with your good lady out to Bicester Village - from Marylebon, - leave her a Bicester Village and then get a cab and go shopping! - Happy Mrs PM

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    Ah yes, they do mention them on their website. Doesn't say whether they actually have any in stock, but that would be easy enough to find out. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heym SR20 View Post
    I think Reloading Solutions Home - Reloading Solutions Limited - take the train with your good lady out to Bicester Village - from Marylebon, - leave her a Bicester Village and then get a cab and go shopping! - Happy Mrs PM
    And if you have time to kill before your train I'd suggest the Sir John Balcombe, Balcombe Street. Nice pint and only a minute or two from Marylebone station.

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    Good tip, thanks! Right, they have them, and they're not even that expensive. There you are, plan backed up if needs be...

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    PM, the Sierra 150-gr Gameking HPBT is a pretty tough bullet, and you are already loading it for practice. Have you tried it on game?

    The 150-gr Remington Core Lokt, and the 150-gr Winchester Power Point and Bonded PP are made for the .280 Remington and 7mm Rem Mag, so they are on the more stout side of construction. The Nosler 150-gr Accubond is like the Sierra and Scirocco in terms of long and sleek, but also a tougher bullet for use in the .280 / 7x64 / 7mm magnums.

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    The other one to look at is the Hornady 139gn Softpoint. I use the Softpoint in my 7x65R with a trundling along load with a MV of c2550 fps. Every deer I have shot with this bullet has fallen over at the point of impact, and you can eat up to the hole. I have taken several shots at a less than ideal angle straight through shoulders - same effect. I have however shot a couple of foxes a wee bit far back that have been bowled over and then run off leaving a huge blood trail behind - it doesn't have the explosive effect of a varmint bullet - but I doubt they got very far. On both occasions they made it over my boundary into very deep cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    PM, the Sierra 150-gr Gameking HPBT is a pretty tough bullet, and you are already loading it for practice. Have you tried it on game?
    It's the MatchKing I use for practice, but there's a logic in what you suggest. It's just that having spent over a year developing my current loads because I can't go to the range very much, I don't want to start all over again. Not that I think the Sirocco and the DL1 are directly substitutable, but apart from the boat tail, they appear exactly the same, secant ogive and all.

    The French distributor of the Degol bullets had cancer, so did his wife, so that took the wind out of his sails as you'd expect. Then as he was recovering, one of the employees of the supplier has an accident at work, and another was killed when the van carrying their products had an accident. For a small operation, that's pretty devastating.

    I couldn't really have anticipated those problems. Note that they have nothing at all to do with the usual reasons for difficult bullet supply.
    "Wishy washy hand-wringing diversified all encompassing liberal"

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    PM you are sadly suffering from unobtaniumitis. It may be sensible to develop loads with normal obtanium bullets like Sierra or Hornady if you are worried about cost, or pay more & go for premium Nosler or Barnes bullets for best terminal results. Saying that, the Swifts are nice bullets & usually work very well. Plus Aftab at Reloading Solutions usually has a good stock of them (& most other things reloading).

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Marten View Post
    I'm looking at the Swift Scirocco 2, which looks to be a very similar bullet both in terms of construction and importantly shape/profile. I know they're expensive
    I can't improve on the existing suggestions, beyond agreeing that you should get a taxi out of Bicester Village just as fast as you can!

    That said, a friend of mine uses the Swift Scirocco 2's, mainly on Fallow and bigger, and absolutely loves them.

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