220 swift load suggestions
Hey guys, I just received my new 220 swift and I would like some load suggestions for a 55grn V-MAX or 55grn Berger MEF bullet. I went out this weekend and shot some groups with 50grn V-MAX and was impressed with the groups it shot with this bullet. My first three shots, at 100 yards, measured .139 and the second three shot group, at 100 yards, measured .110. I was pretty happy with this bullet. However, I would like to use 55grn V-MAX or 55grn Berger MEF. I would like to have a little extra weight to buck the wind at longer ranges. I will be using H380 powder, 210 Match primers and Norma Brass. This rifle is being used as a dedicated varmint rig for ranges out to 600 yards. The rifle is set up as follows; Remington Action trued, inside a Speedy Gonzalez Sleeve, blue printed to a Lilja 27" 1/14 twist .930 at muzzel with Holland Brake, pillar bedded into a McMillan A-4 Stock, Jewell trigger set at 8oz, Kelby rings topped with a Nightforce 5.5x22x56 NXS. I would like to get some suggestions from those of you who shoot the 220 swift with 55grn V-MAX or 55grn Berger MEF. I would like to hear what you guys think about these bullets and if it is worth the time and effort to test them scence the 50grn V-MAX shot so well. Thanks for your suggestions!! and yes the rifle is heavy, about 17lbs, and with the brake the rifle does not even move.