|Bullet Weight||130 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Polymer Tipped|
|Ammo Caliber||6.5mm Creedmoor|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2750|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||2183|
|Cost Per Round||$2.25 per round|
Remington loaded this round with one of the most heavily engineered bullets on the market: the Scirocco Bonded, by Swift of Kansas. The 130 grain bullet’s Signature Black Tip is sleek to preserve velocity, and rooted in the lead core’s nose cavity where it triggers expansion on impact. The jacket’s secant ogive profile is also sleek, and tapered to control expansion over a wide range of velocities. The fully bonded bullet remains mostly intact as it penetrates deeply: at least 75% weight retention at any given velocity.
Factor in its boat tail, and the Scirocco Bonded achieves 0.547 G1 ballistic coefficient once it hits its muzzle velocity 2,750 fps. The result is a 200-yard zero followed by -7.8” drop at 300 yards, and a bullet that hits 500 yards with over 1,100 ft lbs of energy.
The good people at Swift wound have every right to be upset if Remington loaded their Scirocco Bonded with inferior components. Fortunately this is not the case, because Remington’s Premier ammo features top-shelf brass, primers and propellant.