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#184747 - 10/11/17 12:58 AM a-frame accuracy
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Before we leave the topic of how good Swift A-frame bullets perform on game,
I want to show you guys one of my old targets.........
Sometime back in 2012 I bought some of Federal`s 454 ammunition that was loaded with a 300gr.
A-frame and went to the range,
in preperation for a boar hunt, and shot this 100 yard three shot group that measured 1"
CxC....Besides being deadly they are also accurate....
Doubt very much I could repeat...The photos also show the boar I shot at around 60 yards with these bullets and the bottom picture shows the exit of one of the 300gr A-frames....
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#184751 - 10/11/17 08:26 AM Re: a-frame accuracy [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Thanks for sharing James
Accuracy & terminal performance? Outstanding results! I plan to try the 265?s alongside the Barnes 250x in my BFR-454 this fall.
Did that boar travel any distance after the shot?
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#184752 - 10/11/17 09:54 AM Re: a-frame accuracy [Re: Buck_358]
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James, I apologize if this is off topic but I have read a lot of your stuff and it seems you like both the A Frame and the XTP. I also load both of those but I lack your experience and I would like to know when you choose one and when the other.

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#184767 - 10/11/17 12:15 PM Re: a-frame accuracy [Re: spinsail]
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I don't want to "step" on James' answer, but I've used a lot of AFrames and XTPs. It's a no contest to me. A Frames are far superior. Right, James?

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#184775 - 10/11/17 12:44 PM Re: a-frame accuracy [Re: wvhitman]
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Buck, He flopped around a bit after the shot when I popped him with a 22 in the knoggin...
Spin and Larry, Oh yeaaaa they are superior to the XTP.... A good example of purposely loading an A-frame was the mule deer hunt I took. Nothing to chance... Worked perfectly...Another time was when I knew I was going for a big boar in Tennessee and using my 41mag... When you need consistent expansion and weight retention then the A-frame is the way to go... The XTP is good but the Swift is better.....
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#184781 - 10/11/17 02:32 PM Re: a-frame accuracy [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Swift A-frames.....300 grains .454 Casull. Very accurate. 50 yards I believe.



Shot this group at 100 yards with Swift A-frames (Federal .454 load):

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#184786 - 10/11/17 04:22 PM Re: a-frame accuracy [Re: Whitworth]
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I'm not a fan of XTP's at all. I rarely see one that hasn't shed the jacket & core if it hits anything of substance. The A-frame is the best bullet out there right now IMHO.
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#184793 - 10/11/17 05:06 PM Re: a-frame accuracy [Re: Whitworth]
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 Originally Posted By: Whitworth
Swift A-frames.....300 grains .454 Casull. Very accurate. 50 yards I believe.



Shot this group at 100 yards with Swift A-frames (Federal .454 load):




Max, didn't you say in your book "Hunting Revolvers" that the .454 Casull and the A-Frame were a match made in heaven?

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#184833 - 10/12/17 12:51 AM Re: a-frame accuracy [Re: Gary]
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 Originally Posted By: Gary
I'm not a fan of XTP's at all. I rarely see one that hasn't shed the jacket & core if it hits anything of substance. The A-frame is the best bullet out there right now IMHO.




I would agree completely!

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#184838 - 10/12/17 04:07 AM Re: a-frame accuracy [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Impressive accuracy! Unlike others I've been impressed with XTP Mags from a .454 Casull (on deer sized game) but that accuracy speaks for itself.
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