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Old 03-18-2009, 10:50 AM
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Default Anyone ever used the Swift A-Frame bullet

Have any of you guys ever used this bullet? How did it do?

Here are some links to the bullet I'm talking about.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=288379

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=384854
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:08 PM
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I've not tried them as I tend to shy away from buck-a-bullet models. I know center fire shooters have nothing but good things to say about them though.

My bullet philosophy with regard to muzzle loaders is this. Just about all of my shots will be under 100 yards, and at most as far as 150 yards on very rare occasions. Basically, I tend to mimic 45-70 loads - a heavy bullet at somewhere between 1600 and 1800 fps. Two tried and true bullets, the 300 grain Gold Dot and 300 grain XTP, will do the job for me. I play around with other bullets for fun, but when it comes to hunting I'll be using one of those twoor a fat round ball in either .54 or .58 caliber.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:09 PM
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They are on a par with barnes and nosler for price and termial preformance, but the only gun I have that shoots good groups with them is the System One [1in 38 twist] Lee
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:03 AM
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Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:24 AM
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ORIGINAL: SHulion

Have any of you guys ever used this bullet? How did it do?

Here are some links to the bullet I'm talking about.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=288379

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=384854
Swift A-frame are a well designed bullet in the CF world, I assume they take that same design into the pistol bullet field. Craig Boddington thinks highly of Swift A-frame.


The above was a quote from Peterson's Hunting, May 2008, in an article titled "Tipped and Bonded" by Craig Boddington. Notice in the quote what his "ideal design is" for a hunting bullet of "controlled expansion type", it is a long shank, with a perfectly mushroomed head of about 2x diameter and no weight loss. If you follow Boddington on bullets, you willhear him say this is the ideal for bullet design for a "balanced bullet", a balanced bullet is one designed for expansion without weight loss.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:12 AM
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Notice in the quote what his "ideal design is" for a hunting bullet of "controlled expansion type", it is a long shank, with a perfectly mushroomed head of about 2x diameter and no weight loss.
Sounds like he's talking about a Barnes X bullet. That's exactly what they do.

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Old 03-20-2009, 09:51 AM
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Notice in the quote what his "ideal design is" for a hunting bullet of "controlled expansion type", it is a long shank, with a perfectly mushroomed head of about 2x diameter and no weight loss.
Sounds like he's talking about a Barnes X bullet. That's exactly what they do.

Mike
Bingo, that is one balanced bullet. There are many others. I use the Barnes MZ, and they are great.
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