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220 swift barnes bullets

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Old 12-07-2013, 12:21 PM
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Re: 220 swift barnes bullets

The 14 twist is going to be a PIA with non-lead.

IMO Go light, go fast. It is what has worked for me in my 12 tw 223.

What are you using now?

If it were me:

Go to JBM - Bullet Length List and find your current projectile.

Then go to JBM - Calculations - Stability and find the stability.

Then go back to the bullet length and find a Barnes that is similar length not weight.

Then go back to the stability and try it to see if your stability is equal or higher.

You will be able to run the Barnes faster as it will be lighter so stability will go up.

For me, for non-lead stablity of 1.8 or higher works, lead is good at 1.5 or higher.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:41 PM
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Re: 220 swift barnes bullets

Im using varget and 36 gr VG in mine, 4400 fps muzzle velocity sure does a number on blackbirds.

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Old 12-07-2013, 07:09 PM
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Re: 220 swift barnes bullets

I loaded up some 45gr tsx out of my 22-250 Ackley Imp. running 4060 FPS, they shot really well out of a 1:12.
I shot a doe at 80 yards, I was a little disappointed on the performance. Little hole going in the skin golf ball size hole in the entrance side ribs, the lungs was mush and there were 5 or 6 little holes in the ribs on the off side and only one leaving the deer.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:20 PM
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Re: 220 swift barnes bullets

When refering to the Barnes bullets, I was talking about the TSX bullets, not the Varmint Grenades.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:28 PM
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Re: 220 swift barnes bullets

The 50 grain TSX works well out of the 14 twist 220 swift. You shouldn't have any problems getting a good load for it. I talked to a Ryan Steele at Barnes and he said that bullet is designed for a 14 inch twist. Good luck.
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