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Old 02-14-2013, 06:35 PM
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Opinions on the .220 swift

Hey, Sorry to bug you guys again,

I saw a Remington Model 700 Varmint SF in .220 swift.

I'm looking for your assesment of this rifle/caliber.

Thanks in Advance!
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:06 PM
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Re: Opinions on the .220 swift

If you are looking to put a hurt on varmint sized critters, the 220 swift will do it. If you are a reloader components are fairly easy to find. If you are buying factory ammo I think you will get a lot more choices going 22-250 with only a marginal drop in performance.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:52 PM
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Re: Opinions on the .220 swift

Thanks for your reply, and yes, I reload.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:08 PM
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Re: Opinions on the .220 swift

Nice. If the rifle fits nice and a is a deal, do it! You're eventually going to need another safe anyway . . . No sense putting off the inevitable.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:35 PM
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Re: Opinions on the .220 swift

I have one that's NOT set up for long range, but even with a super cheap scope, she's REALLY accurate with hand loads. It does a NUMBER on coyotes and rock chucks.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:52 PM
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Re: Opinions on the .220 swift

Thanks for your reply guys.

As soon as I get the last $100 I'm going for it.

As for a scope, I don't want to break the bank, any suggestions?

Also, what are you opinions on nikko stirling?

Thanks in Advance!
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:15 PM
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Re: Opinions on the .220 swift

A scope that doesn't break the bank that gets really good reviews is the Vortex Diamondback.

Vortex Optics - Diamondback 3.5-10x50 V-Plex
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