Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please
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"... I believe those Rem bullets were based on sintered technology and were loaded in a rimfire called the Rem. Rocket . I fired a few in those days and they were louder than the usual rimfire cartridges . I still have some in unopened packs . These were flatpacks like Chicklets . I often wondered how much of the short barrel life was due to the velocity and how much was due to the sintered metal bullets."
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Actually, the bullets were from a special "Gallery load" made for shooting penny arcades, like the ones at carnivals. The bullets were made of compressed powdered iron, with a rosin binder. When they hit, there was no metal "splatters" to injure the customers, because they turned to dust.
The bullets didn't wear out the barrels (gallery rifles had long lives... 100,000+ rounds).
It was the the 284 case full of powder that burned up the throats on the 22-284 "G&A".
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