Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#3183080 - 03/04/13 01:01 PM Any .220 Swift shooters out there?
4 Point

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 192
Loc: palmersville tn

I just bought a Ruger77 Mark II in .220 Swift.Anyone have any load recommendations? Any info would be appreciated.
#3183132 - 03/04/13 02:22 PM Re: Any .220 Swift shooters out there? [Re: sallee-bo]
Hunter 257W
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3522
Loc: Franklin County

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.
#3183615 - 03/04/13 09:43 PM Re: Any .220 Swift shooters out there? [Re: Hunter 257W]
12 Point

Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 5304
Loc: A Pleasant View

Hey, I know where Palmersville is.
Good luck with your Swift
At some point in your life you have to relize just how old you are.
But only when your body feels that old.

#3185333 - 03/06/13 01:14 PM Re: Any .220 Swift shooters out there? [Re: remke]
.444 Marlin
16 Point

Registered: 08/10/02
Posts: 15458
Loc: Benton, Polk Co. Tenn.

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.
Spike bucks come with their own meat skewers.

Alright, I'm here now who wants my autograph??

Page 1 of 1 1

Moderator:  RUGER, Bobby G, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
Deer Assassin
Crappie Luck
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered and 16 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100243 Topics
1180151 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.007 seconds in which 0.002 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.