Re: 220 Swift vs. 22-250 for varmints...Opinions Please
DONT LISTEN TO THE 220 SWIFT NAYSAYERS!!!! The swift is about 200 FPS faster, It doesent eat barrels anymore because of the harder steels used in factory barrels. It will outperform the 22-250 every-time, on every single thing tested. Now if you reload, thats a different story. The swift isnt the little engine that could, its the sports car that did... It never cought on when it was introduced because everyone that had it thought 4000 fps was the magic number, combine this with softer metal used in barrels back then, it was basicly the worst varmint gun for anyone on a budget. Now it is in my opinion the best, unless you dont reload. You aint gonna find swift shells at your local walmart, finding one there is about the same chance of finding rust in a surgury room... It will never happen. I love the 22-250 too, i am looking at getting a new vamint gun because i use a 7mm mag. The 22-250 in a rem 700 would be sweet. but then again, a swift would be sweeter yet if i could find one here locally in that chambering. The cutoff for a coyote on a swift would be about 600 yards, the cutoff for a 22-250 is about 450 to 500. GET A SWIFT!!!
Guns I own: 300 winchester magnum, 7mm Rem mag, 243, H&R 22 revolver, BT99 12 gauge, 20 gauge break action. 20 gauge pump, 22 break action, 257 Roberts, winchester super x 1. Wishlist: 308 winchester, 6.5mm-284 Norma, 17 HMR, 7mm RUM, another 7mm rem mag LOL, 44 magnum revolver, 30-30 lever action, 44 lever action.