Originally Posted by longrangefreek
I have been trying to figure out my next rifle build and I have idea. I have a Savage m12 varmint rifle with a 1 in 12 twist. I have all of the reloading supplies for this caliber and am trying to keep the build as cheep as possible. I am looking to buy a Savage prefit barrel at 28 in finish length with a 1 in 7 twist and shoot 90 grain bergers. it would be a barrel and stock change with minimal reloading supplies need to buy.
I am looking for some input on this type of project. there is not a lot of information out there that talks about this type of round. hoping someone out there could give me some good information. I personally think it would be a great gun for varmints, and antalope with a lot of longrange rock kills.
very interested in what you guys think
I shot a .220 swift for years, three of them actually. Very similar to the 22-50. I shot deer and antelope both with that caliber out to 600yds (neck shots only on the long one's).
Funniest shot I ever made on large game was a doe I killed with my Ruger #1 .220 swift. I'd been watching her for two hours and it was getting dark and she was grazing ina wheat field and just wouldn't get side ways or look up. Finally I whistled and she didn't raise her head but about a foot and a half off of the ground and looked at me.
Pulled the trigger and she did a complete back flip. The bullet had passed through her voice box, ran up between her wind pipe and throat and exploded when it hit her dead center in the spine.
The heaviest bullets I ever used were I think 55 or 60gr Ballistic tips.