What’s faster than a speeding bullet, able to zip over windy prairies in a single bound and more powerful than a pachyderm?
Okay, I stretched the truth a bit about that “faster than a speeding bullet” part. The new Swift Cartridge Company produces ammunition that is exactly as fast as the speeding bullets they propel. And when those speeding bullets are the famous Swift A-Frames, Sciroccos and now the new Break-Away solids, they have the potential to perform like Superman.
In case you haven’t been paying attention these past 30 years or so, Swift A-Frames are a controlled expansion, deep-penetrating, premium bullet. They are made with an extra-thick, pure copper jacket and an interior wall that isolates a pure lead core in the shank from a bonded pure lead core in the nose. On impact the shank lead bulges forward while the bonded nose lead mushrooms back to meet it. The result is about 1.5X to 2X expansion with retained weight of 80 percent or more. A-Frames generally shoot through, and if they hit major bone and muscle, they power through that, too. They may emerge bent and mangled, but they’ll remain in one piece to reach the vitals. You can see A-Frames in action in this video of my sable hunt in Zambia.
Sciroccos were the first sleek, low-drag, polymer tipped, bonded big game bullet on the market. They are designed for high ballistic coefficients and superior long range performance. They, too, stay in one piece, but the soft, bonded lead core will expand more than a typical A-Frame, and, because none of it is locked behind a transverse internal wall, more of the lead can erode against tissue. Still, Sciroccos often shoot through broadside, too.
The new Break-Away solid was engineered for flawless feeding and deep, straight-line penetration on dangerous game.
The only problem with Swift bullets has been finding them on loaded ammunition. Remington once featured them in more calibers than anyone else, but Big Green is now concentrating on its own, proprietary bullets. Norma and Federal have offered some Swift bullets in their ammo, but no brand has ever satisfied the demand for Swift bullets in factory cartridges. So now Swift will do it through the Swift Bullet Company — and do it in style.
Swift calls its loaded ammo HIGH-GRADE hunting ammunition for darn good reasons. Each cartridge is virtually hand crafted using top quality components. The Medium/Big Game series in popular hunting rounds from 223 Remington through 338 Lapua Magnum feature annealed necks and shoulders. Dangerous Game series and Heavy Revolver cartridges are wrapped in nickel-plated brass for slick feeding. All rounds are HERNON water-tight sealed.
Swift ammo should start showing up on dealer shelves right now (summer 2016) in 22 different configurations in the most popular cartridges. Swift hopes to supply all cartridges by the end of November, including such monsters as 470 N.E., 505 Gibbs and 500 Jeffery.
Swift Cartridges could be the Kryptonite in your buck’s future.
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