Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please
I had a VSSF in .220 Swift. Great little rifle. It took a little work to get it to shoot, dang thing absolutely did not like new brass, had to have once-fired cases. It also never liked 55 grain bullets, any of them, but it loved 50s.
I've had a couple .22-250s. One eventually learned to shoot. The other didn't.
I just gave up on a .22-250 AI, brass eating little POS. Turns out the chamber was cut for real live .473" case heads and what Remington and Winchester shipped me were around .465 to .468. Even trying to neck size, it'd cut the heads off after 2-3 shots. If I bumped the shoulder at all, they were gone after one firing. I don't need that nonsense. Same gig as a coupla Ruger .22 Hornets I had a couple years ago.
I would go with the .220 Swift. I wouldn't buy a .22-250 unless I first found a source of brass that really had .473" case heads.
Flex is for people who don't have lockers.