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Old September 18th, 2018, 08:16 PM #1
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Anyone here shoot .220 Swift?

I was just curious if anyone here shot .220 swift and reloaded...
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Yes Sir....
Ruger M77 Varmint w/36x Leupold on it currently

WW Brass or Norma brass
CCI-200
IMR-4064
Sierra 52gr HPBT
Sierra 53gr. HP
Sierra 55gr HPBT
Sierra 50gr Blitz * this bullet may vaporize if "pushed" to
fast not designed for high velocity use
at your own risk or a blade a grass, rain
drop will cause it to go "puff"

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strongly advocate for Redding bushing dies. don't full length size until you have to. cases last longer. I had same problems with .22-250 and have since gone to only the Ackley version of that case. I know a guy with the 220 Swift AI chambered in two rifles. THAT is a screamer. Brass lasts forever though.

I second the warning about certain bullets tending to pop. I would stick to pills that are designed for the highest speeds. Nosler BTs and their cheaper Varmageddon line work well. the Berger .22 target bullets tend to hold together well at extreme speeds (read 4400fps or better with 40s).
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Anyone have any need for this box of .220 swift? Almost 200 brass, hand reloading gear etc

I had never heard of this size until it landed in my lap. Trade for a box or so of 9mm?
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strongly advocate for Redding bushing dies. don't full length size until you have to. cases last longer. I had same problems with .22-250 and have since gone to only the Ackley version of that case. I know a guy with the 220 Swift AI chambered in two rifles. THAT is a screamer. Brass lasts forever though.

I second the warning about certain bullets tending to pop. I would stick to pills that are designed for the highest speeds. Nosler BTs and their cheaper Varmageddon line work well. the Berger .22 target bullets tend to hold together well at extreme speeds (read 4400fps or better with 40s).
^^^ this second the Bergers also good nfo above, when I do
shoot it I don't do rapid fire, I know this was an issue with the
old pre64 M70's but I let the barrel cool when I'm at the range,
also second the bushing die, or neck size only, have 3 sets of
dies in swift, the less you work the brass the better. It's good
to see some other "swift" shooters

remember one time shooting it at a bird a friend was spotting for
me (something to keep busy waiting for a ground hog to pop up)
anyway I shot and all he said was "wow" what he saw was feathers
and that's all that was there. Have a 17 Rem also, works wonders


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rockzilla? you saw it first. if not, I'd be in for it. brass is always good to have (the brass isn't very stable due to the body taper and shoulder angle and thus tends to stretch).
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rock, I'm a varmint gun junkie (and a wildcat case junkie, but that's another story!). I've owned or tried a lot of different stuff til I settled down to mainly my Ackleys and BR based stuff for whistlepigs, yotes, etc.
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rock, I'm a varmint gun junkie (and a wildcat case junkie, but that's another story!). I've owned or tried a lot of different stuff til I settled down to mainly my Ackleys and BR based stuff for whistlepigs, yotes, etc.
I'd be in for the brass, really don't need the other stuff got sooo much
OLD stuff, or I would be up to split the brass with you...

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Id like to unload the entire shoebox full if possible, tools and all
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