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Old 02-13-2006, 12:05 AM
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Re: 220 swift load suggestions

I have also had good luck with the 40gr nosler ballistic silvertips. For a light bullet their BC is not that far off of the 55gr bullets. Work up from 46gr of H414. Sorry I am not 100% sure of what my load was for that but I think it was 49gr at almost 4500fps. I would not give up on the 55gr pills, H4350 is not the best powder option.
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:45 PM
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Re: 220 swift load suggestions

wildcat,
These custom rifle have min spec chambers and are usually very tight even in factory round. That is probably the reason for factory fodder to shoot well for you. I get very tight groups with virgin brass in my rifle. I've never tried factory rounds. I personnaly don't like the 40's as there isn't much in the case to hold on to, beside they didn't group as well for me in either of my 22 calibers. I found some old 52's match Nosler and they shoot well as do the 60 V-max, and 69's. Remember though I'm shoooting a 1-12 barrel. Try a slower powder with the 55's. A cronograph help immensly. Primers do make a difference.
I wanted to drive a 55 baltip at 3900+ and started toward that goal reading manufactures powder usage/velocity. Then I read in the Speer book that N160 was THEE powder for the
Swift. Viva low SD, accuracy and velocity attained.
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:15 AM
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Re: 220 swift load suggestions

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I've always read/heard that IMR-4064 was THEE powder for the swift. I have used it exclusively for 50-55g bullets with great accuracy and velocity. I dont use it for the 40g bullets only because there is better, but I dont like H-380 or ball powders. They are to inconsitent.
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:29 AM
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Re: 220 swift load suggestions

Remingtonman,

You are correct that 'they' say 4064 is THEE powder as I had also tried it but was unsatified in my custom rifle. As I said "I read in the Speer book that N160 was THEE powder for the Swift" and it was and is for my rifle with the Nosler 55 BalTip.

IMR4064 may work the best in the 'factory' chambered rifles which it did in my pre-64 Swift with a 50 grain bullet.

The slower powders work for me. IMR-4831 worked well for me also but I couldn't brake 3900 without over pressure. Great accuracy though at 3825, but N-160 gives what I want velocity, consistancy, accuracy. This is a bit finicky cartridge. If I wasn't concerned about velocity I would have built a 22-250, which I have one of. The Swift is that much better for ME.

Find a load that works and play with primers last.
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Remingtonman,

You are correct that 'they' say 4064 is THEE powder as I had also tried it but was unsatified in my custom rifle. As I said "I read in the Speer book that N160 was THEE powder for the Swift" and it was and is for my rifle with the Nosler 55 BalTip.

IMR4064 may work the best in the 'factory' chambered rifles which it did in my pre-64 Swift with a 50 grain bullet.

The slower powders work for me. IMR-4831 worked well for me also but I couldn't brake 3900 without over pressure. Great accuracy though at 3825, but N-160 gives what I want velocity, consistancy, accuracy. This is a bit finicky cartridge. If I wasn't concerned about velocity I would have built a 22-250, which I have one of. The Swift is that much better for ME.

Find a load that works and play with primers last.

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All my friends with swifts shoot 4064 and 50 grainers either v max's or btips with good success. I on the other hand have a VSSF that does not like 4064 in the least and I tried quite a few combo's before giving up. I have had my best success with H-414 with bullets weighing 40-55 grains. With 50 grain Btips and 414 42 grains was the most consistant with velocity average lowest ES and SD. Accuracy was not the greatest but liveable. Working up and settling on the Hodgdon listed max of 44 grains of 414 with the 50 b tip has proved startling. Accuracy is excellent high.3's for 5 shots when I am shooting well, speed is in the 4050 fps range average. Here is the kicker The chronograph has shown me that this load can have an ES of 80 or so. I weigh each powder charge and do my very best to ensure consistancy with my brass prep and so forth. I have been thinking about trying H4350 and H4831 with 55 grain bullets more from a courious standpoint than anything else.
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Old 02-16-2006, 06:32 PM
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Re: 220 swift load suggestions

Hypersonic, I just tried H4350 using a 55grn V-MAX. My rifle did not like it. However, I did not try a 55grn Ballistic Tip. I am getting good feed back about VV N-160 and H414. I have been trying to locate VV-N160, however, everybody seems to be out of it. Good Luck with H4350, your rifle may love it. That is why I love reloading so much, you never know what your going to get until you test it.
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:21 PM
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Hypersonic, I just tried H4350 using a 55grn V-MAX. My rifle did not like it. However, I did not try a 55grn Ballistic Tip. I am getting good feed back about VV N-160 and H414. I have been trying to locate VV-N160, however, everybody seems to be out of it. Good Luck with H4350, your rifle may love it. That is why I love reloading so much, you never know what your going to get until you test it.

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Same here it is good fun and enoyable for me. I was wondering about VV-N560 as opposed to VV-N160. I did a bit of read on their site and If I read the info correctly 560 would give slightly better speeds with a little less pressure. They don't list any load data for the swift though which is too bad. I have not found too much difference between the Vmax and the BTips in this rifle as of yet.
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