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Where are the 220 Swift gone?

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

Originally Posted by jayph View Post

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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Unread 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.
Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
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Unread 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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