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Old 11-02-2004, 09:55 PM
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220 swift whats a good off the shelf brand and what grain

what grain would be good to shoot at the longer distances i was thinking the 50 grain brand winchester super X pointed soft point any info is welcome
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Re: 220 swift whats a good off the shelf brand and what grain

bigrich954rr,
I love a 220swift, but mine will not shoot a factory load. My rifle steadfastly refuses to shoot unless the bullet is touching the lands. then it just loves 41.5 gr of win760 with a 55gr nos. bal tip at 3825
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Old 11-03-2004, 05:12 PM
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Re: 220 swift whats a good off the shelf brand and what grain

yea i would love to hand load but i cant right now so i was looking for a few good off the shelf brands to try and hope for the best where would be a good place online to buy from
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Re: 220 swift whats a good off the shelf brand and what grain

Big~

It doesn't do you much good if you have already bought, but the 220 Swift has never been a good caliber for factory shooters. I own two, and neither has ever seen anything but handloads.

If you have not bought yet, I'd suggest that you think about a 22-250, instead. That cartridge does seem to have a beter selection of loaded ammunition.

Best advice is to get into handloading right away; you will never be sorry. You also will probably never "save money" handloading, but you will be a more intelligent shooter.

Good luck, LB
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Re: 220 swift whats a good off the shelf brand and what grain

i own my swift but where i live i cant reload i can have ammo and guns but no reloading in my building so till i move its factory loads i have a rem 700vss gun what gain bullet should i try lighter or heavy or just buy a box of every one
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Old 11-03-2004, 06:32 PM
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Re: 220 swift whats a good off the shelf brand and what grain

I'd suggest 55 grain Winchester or Norma spitzers. LB
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Re: 220 swift whats a good off the shelf brand and what grain

bigrich If you cant reload in your building, might I suggest you join a local club go to the local gun range to see if you can meet some guys who reload. Get to know them and they might help you out with the reloading. And when you do get into reloading, W760 with all bullet weights works for my 220 swift.
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