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220 Swift /. 22-250

 
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:06 PM
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220 Swift /. 22-250

Anyone using these for LR varmint or antelope?
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:30 PM
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Re: 220 Swift /. 22-250

What do you consider long range for the 220 Swift?

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:32 PM
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Re: 220 Swift /. 22-250

Cant beat either one. Both awesome calibers. 22-250 is way more available for factory ammo. Swift is almost but all forgotten expect for a select few including myself. I have had both calibers and cant say enough about either one. Definitely take a goat no problem. Ive shot coyotes with both but nothing to far 550 being the longest. Drop him like a sack of rocks. Either way you'll be happy but if you want a hot round go with the swift and dont look back.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:40 AM
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Re: 220 Swift /. 22-250

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Anyone using these for LR varmint or antelope?
Not enough energy for Antelope at long range but I have used the swift effectively at 600+ on coyotes for thirty years.

As long as you aren't dealng with much wind it's phenomenal.

Honestly though you need to think more in terms of one of of the 6.5's at least with goats in the mix.

The 7mm Rem mag is the most underrated varmint/predator hunting cartridge of all time. The 7mm STW is even better!
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:04 AM
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Re: 220 Swift /. 22-250

What the two above said!!!

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:17 AM
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Re: 220 Swift /. 22-250

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Cant beat either one. Both awesome calibers. 22-250 is way more available for factory ammo. Swift is almost but all forgotten expect for a select few including myself. I have had both calibers and cant say enough about either one. Definitely take a goat no problem. Ive shot coyotes with both but nothing to far 550 being the longest. Drop him like a sack of rocks. Either way you'll be happy but if you want a hot round go with the swift and dont look back.
I have to agree with this. I have a 220, and my old man has a 22-250. I have shot antelope with my swift, and it did a fine job at 400 yards with 52 gr. Nosler CC's. I would shoot heavier bullets, but the twist rate on my factory barrel prohibits it, and I feel that 400 yards is the max distance with this combination on antelope, just a personal choice on that.

I have taken coyotes out to 600 yards with my 220 and the same load. I'm still waiting for a longer shot opportunity on a song dog with this gun.

Both are great calibers, but I am one of the people who are trying to keep the 220 Swift alive. I truly feel it is the better of the two cartridges, so long as you reload. If you are shooting factory ammunition then the 22-250 is probably the better choice simply because of the selection of factory ammo available.

When I burn the factory barrel out on my swift I plan to get a faster twist barrel so I can shoot the heavier bullets. Then I will be able to spread the wings on my Swift a bit
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:35 AM
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Re: 220 Swift /. 22-250

I have a 22-250 ai pretty much a swift pushing the 75 amax at 3350 and it does real well for long range coyotes. This past winter i took one at 600 no wind hold dropped it first shot and many closer. I didnt get to stretch it a whole lot i had just got it built before winterlast year and have not shot it since spring. You cant go wrong with either cartridge, but you may look in to the ai bersion of the 22-250 for brass life, looks, somethibg different.
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