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Where are the 220 Swift gone?

 
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:40 PM
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Where are the 220 Swift gone?

Checking all major rifle producer catalogues I have seen, nobody produce a varmint rifle in that old chambering I love so much.
In the past I had a Ruger MKII Varmint in 220 Swift I sold to buy a Rem Varmint in the same caliber, but as soon as I went to the gun shop, no more Swift have been available.
It is now at least a couple of year I try to find it again. No Rugers, no Remingtons, no Savages.
Why?
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:51 PM
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Re: Where are the 220 Swift gone?

I hope they don't quit making the brass because my best 22 cal is the 220 weatherby rocket which is all you can get out of a 220 swift case. Roys first wildcat and amazing. 52 grain nosler match bullets at 4100 fps. Ravens hate me when I use it because prarie dogs vaporize on impact and not many scraps. Costs me a few dogs to since there is no body to attract more of the little cannibals out to feast.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:51 PM
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Re: Where are the 220 Swift gone?

Very simple---They do not sell.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:57 PM
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Re: Where are the 220 Swift gone?

Um

Remington 700 Varmint SF and VSSF II are both chambered in .220 swift at least online and in my book. I didn't bother checking the other brands.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:12 PM
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Re: Where are the 220 Swift gone?

I've never understood why a fast twist 220swift wasn't more popular.
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Re: Where are the 220 Swift gone?

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I've never understood why a fast twist 220swift wasn't more popular.
I have an old Ruger #1 in 220 Swift. It's ok but no special properties. What would a fast twist barreled 220 Swift offer? It could shoot heavier but slower bullets allowing a little longer supersonic range, but you can easily get longer range with less barrel wear with larger bores and VLD bullets. 6.5 or 7mm in several good cartridges).
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:34 PM
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Re: Where are the 220 Swift gone?

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I've never understood why a fast twist 220swift wasn't more popular.
.22 was old news 30 years ago. 6mm will give it a huge spanking at distance. If not for the .223 -- the caliber would be pretty much dead.

Things change as products are developed.
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