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Who ownes a .220Swift & Which factory rifle should I choose?

 
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:48 PM
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SPino- I had the ruger target version with 26" heavy barrel and laminate stock. It was a tackdriver. It seldom went over .5" at 100 yards. IT liked anything from 40g-55g bullets. It loved IMR-4064. Shot 40g's at 4400-4500fps, and shot 55g's at 3925fps. I wacked quite a few yotes with it and it flat put them down with the 55g's. The 40g's just dont have the umph for longer ranges. The remington is nice, but for $200 more, theres no guarantee its going to shoot any better. Those ruger targer rifles are all shooters. I haven't seen one shoot over .5" groups.
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SPino- Let me add that the rifle with pet loads with several different bullets would shoot 1/4". My dad has a 22-250 and cousin has .223 in the same ruger target rifles. They all shoot 1/4". The swift was not picky when working up loads, contrary to some peoples beliefs. Mine liked to be loaded near the top, which is good because why else would anybody want a swift. They are great varmint cartridges. Good luck with whatever you choose.
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bought a rem700 VS .220 Swift awhile back and have never been dissatisfied with it. it seems to shoot just about anything i feed it reasonably well, the best groups resulting from the 55gr bt's (>3/8, five shots). i've taken 5 muledeer and 6 pronghorn with this rifle (60 gr partitions)and god only knows how many yotes/pd's have fallen to that 55gr bt load. just pick your shots carefully and keep em fairly close. imo,>400yds on the bigger critters.
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I have been looking around the web trying to find a good factory rifle in the .220Swift. Who owns a .220Swift & can give me some feedback? I would like to draw from your experience out there on which rifle has had success & why? I have heard and read alot about the .22-250, but have made my mind to go with the swift for a little more speed and just to be different. I don't shoot alot, but would like to have this gun for varmints & maybe to start off my kids with in the near future... Any comments or thoughts welcomed. Thanks for the help!


Got a 700 VS SF PORTED nib 220 swift that I am selling if you want pics let me know I will be listing here shortly
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MRCLEAN you do realize this thread is 6 years old....dont you?
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Dig deep buddy...dig deep
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I have been looking around the web trying to find a good factory rifle in the .220Swift. Who owns a .220Swift & can give me some feedback? I would like to draw from your experience out there on which rifle has had success & why? I have heard and read alot about the .22-250, but have made my mind to go with the swift for a little more speed and just to be different. I don't shoot alot, but would like to have this gun for varmints & maybe to start off my kids with in the near future... Any comments or thoughts welcomed. Thanks for the help!
I've owned 5 of them over the years. The current model is a VSSF II Remington. Shoots about .3 with factory ammo and all I've done is a basic bedding, floating, trigger job (factory trigger) and lapped the bolt lugs.

You might want to check and see if Winchester is making it in the coyote model.

With either one you can't go wrong.
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