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CARTRIDGES : Any .220 Swift devotees here?
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From: sawgunner  (Original Message)Sent: 23/04/2005 05:54
I have to admit out of all the gun/cartridge combinations I own...the Swift is my pet.  I had never heard of it back home in Georgia, but I married into a ranching family here in Wyoming and that is what they used, so I had to ge one.  I am currently loading up some 45 gr. Barnes X bullets to play around with.  I love V-Maxs, Barnes Burners and Ballistic Silvertips...but I always wondered what the X-Bullet would do around 3900 fps.  That should have a pretty authorative *SMACK* downrange.  I have have troubles in the past taking a "snap" shot on coyotes and a V-Max blowing up on the rib.  Who in here enjoys Swifts?


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From: MSN NicknameJoni_Lynn_Sent: 24/04/2005 17:24
I like the Swift, for me it is more accurate then my 22-250's and faster to boot. Lots of fun.

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From: cavartk9Sent: 26/04/2005 03:14
For centerfire .22s, I love the Swift, but I ended up edging it out with the 5.6x57. Brass has been hell acquiring and just a little on the expensive side. But it was my choice. If my supply of brass ever runs out or just gets too bloody expensive, then  it's the 220 Swift it will be.
 
Wolverine

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From: MSN NicknameGunrocketsSent: 26/04/2005 14:51
I like the 220, but I'm a big fan of the 22-250.

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From: MooslyManSent: 09/08/2005 17:31
Growing up in Texas as a youngster, I decided
I had to have a model 70 in 220 swift, I saved
my money and finally when I had the money, I
headed off to order My swift! I was 14 at the
time, so my grand dad went with me! I nearly
cried when the man at the gun store told me that
Winchester had dropped the swift, and it had
been replaced with a 225, a new round! So I
ordered that! When it came in I was shocked
that the new rifle was as uggly as my cousins
girl friend! It was a few years later when I had
found a used swift, now I loved the 225, but the
swift was an eye opening adventure, the factory
loads were not that impressive, but when I got
my loading dies, a new world was opening in
the life of many varmits and it was very short!
Brass life was short, if you tried to get the new   
world speed record! Back then most of the 45
grain bullets would vaporize in flight! due to
fact they were designed for lower speeds! I
found the 53 grain match H.P. my best with a
load of 4064 was a deadly load! I did shoot
the barrel out, but it was fun, later I tried the new
lighter bullets which were fine for small varmits
but bigger ones tended to blow up, so I always
thought the light bullets were designed for smaller
rounds to perform like a swift, so once I started
to shoot the proper bullets that are designed for
a swift, the blow ups disappeared! If a shooter
spends time with a swift, it will show why after
all these years it still is hard to beat! Last time I
headed to Montana to reduce the little dog herds
I took a 221 fireball, a 220 swift and a 6mm ackly
improved, which covered the bases!

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From: MSN NicknameDannieTKSent: 10/08/2005 13:22
The Swift has been known for blowing up on impact with those under-50 grain bullets at high velocity ever since it was first introduced.  Robert Ruark took one to Africa with him and was much less than impressed.
 
But with a heavier bullet, it will easily handle something like a coyote.  The Swift and the 22/250 are very similar cartridges once you get to the 50-grain plus bullets.  The Swift was actually intended as direct competition for the 22/250 W.O.S. (Wotkins Original Swift) which many shooters feel was and still is a better choice.

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From: MooslyManSent: 10/08/2005 21:05
I guess every day, I feel thankful to have so
many fine cartriges, we Americans have the
ability to like or dislike! As far as varmits are
concerned there are so many they have to be
afraid of! If a shooter has confidence in his
Swift, 22/250. That is what matters! The ole
222 Rem and the 219 Donaldson Wasp held
the bench records longer than most! The 225
Win was a copy of the wasp, I had some 5
shot groups with the 225 that still  would be
hard to beat! I had planned to have one built
a few years ago, but let the smitty talk me into
a 22/250 ackly improved! It is a fine round!
eleminated the tapered case neck stretch that
the standard 22/250 produces! the ackly was
just a short 220 swift! So after I got tired of
fire forming cases, I sold that ackly, and had
my ole swift rebarreled! The old swift has a
good 200 fps advantange over the 22/250
with 55 grainers and 300fps with the 60 gr.
I`ve never tried to load mine Max! So I do
not think one should run out and sell his ole
Swift, If like it, enjoy it! With modern bullets
it`s better than ever!

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