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New Barrel for .220 swift

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Unread 01-27-2007, 11:23 PM
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New Barrel for .220 swift

thinking of re-barrel for the swift...

1 in 8 or 1 in 9 instead of the 1 in 14 it is now.

want to go to heavier 75 or 80 grains to fight this Western Wind....

thoughts and opinions please...
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    Unread 01-28-2007, 03:27 AM
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    Re: New Barrel for .220 swift

    Smart thinking..I would like to have another swift, but a slow twist to shoot the 75 amax or 80g vld. It turns them into at least 800 yard yote getters.
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    Re: New Barrel for .220 swift

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    thinking of re-barrel for the swift...

    1 in 8 or 1 in 9 instead of the 1 in 14 it is now.

    want to go to heavier 75 or 80 grains to fight this Western Wind....

    thoughts and opinions please... Thanks!

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    Good thinking. I have a 40XB with a 14" twist, .22-250. The barrel's still good, but I'm going to have it rebarreled because the 14" twist is toooo slow for the current crop of long range bullets.

    I'll get a 9" - it'll stabilize the 75 A-Max - I think the 80's and heavier need a 8" or faster.

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    Re: New Barrel for .220 swift

    I was looking at the 80 Vld. good BC and I know they handle the wind Excellent....

    any more pros or cons in doing this ??

    Thanks guys !
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    Re: New Barrel for .220 swift

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    Unread 01-29-2007, 01:36 AM
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    Re: New Barrel for .220 swift

    Conventional wisdom will say get a 1-8 twist for the 80 gr VLD but at the velocity potential of the 220 swift I would be suprised if a 1-9 would not handle those bullets fine.

    I would lean more toward the 75 gr A-max if this will be used for hunting varmints or yotes because that bullet will expand MUCH better then any match HP bullet and be a much more effective game bullet.

    Whatever twist or bullet you choose to use, I would highly recommend going with a 6 groove or 5R or 5C barrel. DO not go with a 3 groove barrel. These are very hard on thin jacketed heavy for caliber bullets at high velocity. The 5 or 6 groove will allow you up to 300 fps more velocity without bullet failure.

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    Re: New Barrel for .220 swift

    Kirby,

    what would you charge for such a barrel ? And I guess, is it worth the money in your opinion. Keep the swift for a 0 to 450 yard gun. And, would I be better off getting a 22 243 built or some such caliber ?

    it will go on a Model 70 heavy Varmint. the current barrel is 26" SS fluted. would like to keep same contour.

    thanks, Yotes
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