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Where are the 220 Swift gone?

 
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:38 AM
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Re: Where are the 220 Swift gone?

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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.
Thank you. I missed it. And now I will check if someone in Europe have it ready. Otherwise I forecast a long waiting.

I can agree on much part of the critics, but I'm still a fan of this caliber. I think that it is a fashinating toy to play with even if the precision is not that of a 6 PPC and the range doesn't match with that of a 6.5-284 or 7mm WSM with an heavy VLD bullet.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:17 PM
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Re: Where are the 220 Swift gone?

I've also been a fan of the .220 Swift for years. I had an old Rem 700 in .22-250 (bought it new when I was a kid) with a bad barrel and had it re-barreled in .22-250AI about a year ago. In my opinion, this chambering is just as interesting as the Swift and I've had a blast working up loads for it. I realize the resale value probably isn't as high as the .22-250 but I don't plan on selling it and will someday teach my grandson how to shoot it and load for it. This could be an option for you or find a good action and have it re-barreled in a Swift.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:18 PM
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Re: Where are the 220 Swift gone?

I have a 220 Swift, a 220 Weatherby Rocket, a 22-250AI, and a 22-243 Middlested, and to tell the truth, they're pretty much the same when it comes to shooting pds.

The 243AI is notably more spectacular, but it really requires a muzzle brake to observe the action.
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