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Swift A-frame bullets for a 7-08

Old 02-03-2004, 02:37 PM
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Default Swift A-frame bullets for a 7-08

I am getting tired of the bloodshot meat routine when dressing my deer... I am finding conventional bullets just hand grenade when shooting deer at short woods hunting ranges with my magnums so I am stepping down to a 7-08(should have done this awhile ago)...It too can drive those little 139-140 grain bullets fast so I am thinking of using a premium lightweight bullet that will be soft enough to expand at least 2x and yet penetrate and leave a very visible bloodtrail if need be. Out of everything I have seen the swift a-frame 140 seems to fit the bill to a tee. Am I going overboard?
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Old 02-03-2004, 02:46 PM
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Default RE: Swift A-frame bullets for a 7-08

Usually thcomplaint is "I shot the deer and it ran away"...You're not having that problem!!!

At a buck a bullet it's your decision. I like the A Frames for much larger animals where penetration is required and deer just is not that big.

I've read tons of positive endorsements for the Nosler Partician however...and half the cost of A Frames. There's some good bonded bullets too...but the old core lok'ts still do the job.
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:59 PM
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Default RE: Swift A-frame bullets for a 7-08

Hi oldelkhunter,

I think the A-Frames would solve the "disinegrating" bullet act. But yes...they are expensive. And Partitions hold together....but the front does open up rather quickly.

Maybe a somewhat cheaper solution.....is "load it down" a little. If you're shooting at short range anyhow.....you'll lose nothing in "meaningful trajectory". (Unless the freak possibility of a long shot is a possibility.....I don't know the answer to that question.) But why not consider a medium weight bullet.....with maybe a round or flat nose so it expands well at reduced velocity....still kills well.....and doesn't bloodshot a quarter in the process?

If your shots are short....and deer are the game.....pick an appropriate bullet and back it off a little! You'll lose nothing in meaninful lethality. Just gain a few extra pounds of edible meat.

Best of luck.

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