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Old 03-14-2006, 01:58 PM
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Re: 220 swift load suggestions

Just wondering how you load work was coming? I stumbled on a pretty good one for my 700 using H4831 and the 55 grain b tip. Now it is not the fastest load ( under max data I could find )but it is within 20 fps of published speed of a max charge. Es and Sd were pretty good but accuracy was the big suprise two 5 shot groups both measuring .479 shot in 30 mph cross wind. I have been working hard to learn how to shoot better in the wind so perhaps in another few years I will become a better shooter. I do have a few grains I can go up with the H-4831 and with the burning speed of this powder compressed loads should be ok if the compression is moderate. Boy I still have to work up some loads for a factory class match for April, not to mention the ground hogs are digging up through the snow and running around. Man am I going to be burning a wack of powder in the next couple of months.


Oh I almost forgot 414 is a great powder for the swift but do not overlook W760 is is so close most guys say it is exactly the same as 414 but I have found it to be about 1/2 grain faster in this swift and almost as accurate as 414. Ya never know justmight be the magic you are looking for.
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:42 PM
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Re: 220 swift load suggestions

Hyper,
Do you mind sharing your load and the results you got with 4831. I have found this powder to be great for bigger cartridges but thought it would be too slow for the Swift. I thought 560 might be a little slow as well but I have some and may try to work up a load with that - I'll let you know. I have had great luck with 540 and 55gr NBTs as I believe I mentioned earlier in this thread.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:24 PM
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Re: 220 swift load suggestions

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Hyper,
Do you mind sharing your load and the results you got with 4831. I have found this powder to be great for bigger cartridges but thought it would be too slow for the Swift. I thought 560 might be a little slow as well but I have some and may try to work up a load with that - I'll let you know. I have had great luck with 540 and 55gr NBTs as I believe I mentioned earlier in this thread.

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Rifle Rem VSSF 1-14" twist.
Here is the full meal deal on what I did load wise and ES SD and so on.


Win Brass once fired neck sized
Brass trimmed to 2.185"
Primer pockets uniformed
Flash holes done

44 grains of H-4831 ( listed max 46 grains)
I tried 4 different lots of brass and 46 grains was to the top and I did a 12" drop ( need to try SC for better compaction).

55 Grain Nosler B Tip seated 25 tho off the lands ( 2.868" oal for this rifle)

Win Lr Primers. (I like them and they are hot enough for 4831 in the swift and 4831 in my favourite 30-06 with 200's.)

Ave Vel (10 rounds) 3599 fps ( manual shows 3619 with 46 grains)

ES 52
SD 17.9

I have shot some groups in the .3's with numbers higher than that. This rifle is not super fussy with ES and SD as far as accuracy goes, it does love B Tip's and 414 or 760 as a close second, and now I have discovered H-4831 I have as of yet to try H-4350 but I suspect I will find a good combo with a bit of work. I also got some H-380 to see what I can come up with. I am working on 2 loads for light varmint factory class match currently. 414 with 52 Gn Amax's and 53 Gn HPFB Hornadys. I have been working with both bullets and I beleive I will have the sweet spot this time. All indications from this past Sunday lead me to think I will be able to have a load that will shoot .25 Moa on a consistant basis. I am hoping and praying in the .1's but it is a factory rifle and they will at times break your heart.

I have so much fun with this rifle I am like a kid in a candy store and my other rifles I think are getting jealous LOL. Now if I could just get my allowence bumped up life would be perfect.

I will let you know which one of the Hornadys wins the accuracy competition and will post the load data if you like.



Have a good one
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:45 PM
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Re: 220 swift load suggestions

Hypersonic, I finally decided on 43gns of H414 and the 40grn Nosler Ballistic Tip. I am getting perfect loads, I am averaging around .150 to .190 3 shot groups at 100 yards. I have not given up on the 55grn Nosler Ballistic Tips. However, we do not have much wind in California, so I really don't need the extra weight in the bullet. I just finished prepping 400 new cases, cleaned flash holes, uniformed primer pockets, polished, full length sized, ect. I have already loaded 150 rounds with the 40 grn Ballistic Tips, and I should have 400 more loaded by this weekend. I will be ready to go killin squirrels the following weekend. My 220 Swift Load consists of the following;
1. Brass-Norma
2. Powder-H414-43grns
3. Primer-Federal 210 Match
4. Bullets-Nosler 40grn Ballistic Tip
5. O.A.L. is 2.654
6. Run out is less than .003 on my loaded rounds

This load is shooting very well out of my rifle. I have not tested for velocities yet, but I think this load is around 4100 FPS. It is very accurate. I tried hotter loads, but I was getting to much presure for my taste. One of the hot loads I tested was with 45 grn's of H414. I shot a .195 and .220 three shot group at 100 yards, however, these loads were creating too much preasure in my rifle. Once again, thanks for the advice, and I will try some W760 in the future. My friend has about 24 pounds of W760, so I am sure he will give me a pound or two to try.

Good shooting, Wildcat
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