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220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please

 
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:27 PM
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Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please

Never had a 220 swift, but a friend who is professional kangaroo harvester (he's shot well in excess of 100,000 animals) always had 22-250's, then switched to .243's, now has a 220 swift and absolutely swears by it. He gets good accuracy- has to shoot 'roos in the head at 2-300 yards out the side of his truck!
I recently got rid of my 22-250AI in favour of a 204Ruger, found the former too temperamental for my reloading efforts.
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Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please

Ok Catshooter,
I'll bite; What's a 22 G&A?

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Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please

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Ok Catshooter,
I'll bite; What's a 22 G&A?

Dave

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.22-284 - was named after "Guns and Ammo" back when they were a decent magazine - reached 6,300 fps with 19gr Remington bullets - barrel was toast in less than 300 rounds.
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Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please

Apparently wildcat's space bar is broken so he has to put dashes between the words
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Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please

I have a savage model 12 varminter in 22-250 and it shoot very well so far. I like the 22-250 it is a very easy cartrige to get to shoot good. I am shooting 55g balistic tips behind 36.2 grains of IMR 4064 and a CCI Benchrest primer at about 3750 FPS, and getting about 3/4 moa at 300 yards for 5 shots.

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Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please

Davkrat-thanks-for-letting-catshooter-know-whats-going-on-with-my-space-bar.

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Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please

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RH [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] To answer the question before us here it is
I use 2 rifles for P-doggn I start with a 223 rem in a Tikka cont varm. stock as a rock and unbelievelby accurate I shoot sierras 50 bltz and 52 hpbt. The other is.......not other than a 220 swift semi-custom 1:8 3 grove. I have never owwned a 22-250 I have to many buddy's that do I load for them and I wouldn't trade the swift for any 22-250 no offence to the 22-250 crowd I just think the swift is faster more accurate by a small amount oh but we are talking about a little critter this would be a small amount right? Seriously the 22-250 is ok I just prefer the swift . I just had to digg a little HAHA. I do not see any excessive barrel wear.


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