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220 swift twist rate recommendation

 
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:43 PM
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220 swift twist rate recommendation

Hey Guys...

Having a cooper 220 swift built and had a question. I intend to shoot from 50 gr to 65 grain bullets in the rifle. I am stuck in California so will pretty much be regulated to Barnes all copper bullets which are longer than typical bullets. I am trying to decide between a 1:9 twist and a 1:10 twist. Leaning towards the 1:9 for versatility. Will the 1:9 stabilize 45 gr as well? Any help is greatly appreciated. The gun will be an all-around "truck" fun for coyotes, ground squirrels, possibly deer.

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Old 09-28-2011, 12:17 AM
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Re: 220 swift twist rate recommendation

Go for the 9, if the project hasn't really got up and running you may consider a 22-250 because its easier to get everything for and only trails slightly behind with bullet over 50grns or you could do the 22-250ai and out run the swift, but either off the 250 case will have a longer barrel life than the swift.
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Old 09-28-2011, 02:25 AM
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Re: 220 swift twist rate recommendation

I'd go 223AI with an 8 twist... but that's just me..
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:33 PM
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Re: 220 swift twist rate recommendation

I'm surprised nobody mentioned the 22PPC. Not quite as fast as a Swift, but a lot better shooting! Might also think about the .224BG. Pretty much a .300 Savage necked down to .224, but made off of .243 Winchester brass (use a .300 Savage headspace gauge). This round ought to be just about as fast as the 22-250, but with a much better barrel life and overall accuracey. Plus it uses a standard large bolt face
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:23 PM
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Re: 220 swift twist rate recommendation

I was shooting for a 220 swift as I have a few hundred rounds of brass and dies. I have a 22-250 already and just wanted something a little different. My 22-250 covers the lighter 50 grain bullet area but wanted something effective for deer and hogs. Is there any appreciable accuracy loss when going with a tighter twist (1:9) and maybe someday trying 50 grain bullets?
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:27 AM
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Re: 220 swift twist rate recommendation

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I was shooting for a 220 swift as I have a few hundred rounds of brass and dies. I have a 22-250 already and just wanted something a little different. My 22-250 covers the lighter 50 grain bullet area but wanted something effective for deer and hogs. Is there any appreciable accuracy loss when going with a tighter twist (1:9) and maybe someday trying 50 grain bullets?
22 centerfires are too small for deer sized game in my book. And I'd probably want something bigger for hogs as well.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:10 PM
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Re: 220 swift twist rate recommendation

I'd go 10tw myself(only for the 65gr bullets), or even 12tw for the lighter 50-55gr bullets.
If you go all the way down to 8tw in 220swift, you'll be blowing up bullets.
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