Swiss P Tactical 164gr Solid FNBT – Test Results

Manufacturer: Swiss P
Ammo Test: 308 168gr Match

Date Fired: 18 April 2017
Time Test Began: 0809
Range: Deer Creek Shooting Complex
Wind: 2-4 MPH
Temperature: 35° F
Elevation: 3200′ ASL
Lot Number: 06-FH

Factory Velocity: 2690 fps
Product Number: 2524 0458
Purchase Price: $
Bullet Used: Solid FNBT 164gr
Ballistic Coefficient: .328

Our Notes: This load uses Swiss P’s own solid flat nose bullet designed specifically for glass busting use. The unique thing about this load is that it is designed to have the same 100 yard zero as their 168gr Target loads and with out testing, it actually worked. The point of impact was within .25 MOA of the Swiss P 168gr Target load in both rifles, it was impressive. The SD and Extreme spreads were in the middle of the pack compared to the other match grade loads we have tested and the groups were very consistent. The groups in the Bravo-51 were not nearly as good as they can be as we were fighting severe scope mirage caused by the Suppressor and while we did everything we could, we still had to fight it. Overall, we were impressed with this load and look forward to testing it through actual glass. Be aware that this is not really intended for long range use as the ballistic coefficient of the flat nose bullet is low.

Remington 700 SPS-V/P Test Results
Average Velocity Standard Deviation Extreme Spread Accuracy w/flyers Accuracy no flyers Best Group
2574 fps 17.89 56 0.621″ 0.621″ 0.403″
  • Glass specific tactical load – ‘Glass Buster’
  • Very consistent groups with lots of promise
  • Same zero as their 168gr HPBT Target load at 100 yards
  • Velocity over 100 fps lower than published velocities

 

Tactical Operations Bravo-51 Test Results
Average Velocity Standard Deviation Extreme Spread Accuracy w/flyers Accuracy no flyers Best Group
2682 fps 22.13 75 .685″ .685″ .495″
  • Extreme spread was a bit high which raised the SD
  • We were fighting severe mirage from the suppressor, definitely more accuracy available
  • Velocities were in line with factory numbers
  • This glass buster load had the same zero as their 168gr HPBT Target load at 100 yards

NOTE: “Accuracy with flyers” includes the raw averages including groups where the shooter called a bad shot before rechecking the placement of that shot. The “average without flyers” is the average group size with those “flyer” groups not added in.