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#3183080 - 03/04/13 01:01 PM Any .220 Swift shooters out there?
sallee-bo
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Registered: 11/26/12
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I just bought a Ruger77 Mark II in .220 Swift.Anyone have any load recommendations? Any info would be appreciated.
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#3183132 - 03/04/13 02:22 PM Re: Any .220 Swift shooters out there? [Re: sallee-bo]
Hunter 257W
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Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 2569
Loc: Franklin County

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I have a Remington 700V 220 Swift. I spent a large amount of my adolescent days draming of owning a Swift but didn't get this rifle until I was in my late 20's. \:\) Dreams cost money! I always poo-pooed the stories about the Swift burning out barrels and being finicky to load for. I don't know about the barrel burning as I've not shot mine enough to say but it was a bit more finicky than I expected regarding working up an accurate load. For that reason, any load I'd give you that shoots well in my gun may be a real dog in your rifle. I did notice that cases tend to grow faster than say a 22-250 as predicted by gunwriters who blamed it on the sloped shoulder. For whatever it's worth, one of my rifles favorite loads is 43.0gr IMR4350 & 52 Speer HollowPt bullet. I got some tiny little groups at times with that one.
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#3183615 - 03/04/13 09:43 PM Re: Any .220 Swift shooters out there? [Re: Hunter 257W]
remke
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Registered: 07/08/02
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Hey, I know where Palmersville is.
Good luck with your Swift
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#3185333 - 03/06/13 01:14 PM Re: Any .220 Swift shooters out there? [Re: remke]
.444 Marlin
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Loc: Benton, Polk Co. Tenn.

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Ill dig up my old loads for it later. When I had mine I was shooting 40s around 3700-3800fps and sub dime groups at 100 all day.
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