UncleB, I guess I was trying to say I have not had a major problem with stretching, as of yet. I am using Norma brass, maybe that's why I have not seen any major signs of stretching. As time goes on and the cases get warn out, I am sure I will see more stretching. I just think the Swift gets a bad rap.
thanks for the recipes, is there any particular brass the AI prefers? I'm currently using either Frontier or Fed., they seem to be a bit heavier and have less tendency to buldge and the necks don't seem to flow and stretch as badly as the lighter varities when pushed to full velocity.
DocEd, I will have to try one of these comps out!!!!! My rifle is set up more like tactical than benchrest. Here the specs:
1. Remington Short Action trued and Sleeved in a Speedy Gonzalez Sleeve.
2. Lilja, 28", 1-14 twist, 1.250 tapered to .925 at the muzzle
3. McMillan A-4, adjustable cheek piece, 3 way spacer system, two studs.
4. Holland Muzzle brake
5. Jewel Trigger
6. Kelby Rings 30mm
7. Nightforce 5.5x22x56mm NXS
8. Stock has been piller bedded
I just checked my groups I listed on this post. Here are the exact group sizes for the following 3, 3 shot groups at 100 yards ;
1. (.146) is my best group with this rifle, 40grn Nosler Ballistic tip, 205M primer, Norma Brass, 43grns H414 powder
2. (.245) is my second best group, 40grn V-MAX, 205M primer, Norma Brass, 42.5grn H414 powder.
3. (.248) is my third best group, 40-V-MAX, 205M primer, Norma Brass, 43.5 grns H414 powder.
DocEd, I can't tell if your mocking me or giving me a compliment, I would hope your complimenting me. However, if you don't believe me, just say so! I have kept all of my targets. I will try and post pics, of the three groups, by tomorrow. I am still learning how to post pics. I will also post pics of the rifle.
Wildcat, I was certainly not mocking you, or your shooting ability. I was simply pointing out that a rifle that "shoots in the .1's and .2's all day long" is capable of winning most BR matches. While BR matches require the shooter to fire 5, 5 shot groups, to complete the course of fire, (in all the classes except Heavy Bench), your 3 shot groups indicate that you and your rifle are up to par. If your rifle weighs more than 13.5 lbs, you would not be eligible to compete in 100, 200, and 300 yd BR matches. Most tactical rifles, like yours, end up a little heavy for BR.
I will agree that this particular cartridge, the 22-250 AI, is one of the few non-BR cartridges, that I chamber for, that I can pretty much guarantee accuracy in the .2's and .3's.
I am sorry if I came across angry, however, there are people on this site who try and start problems. My Swift is very accurate, and when I bring it to the range or out shooting varmints, people can't believe how accurate she is. Even the gunsmith that built her thought she would group well, but after he too so the groups he was impressed.
I guess I am lucky to have such an accurate 220 swift, I consider myself to be a decent shooter, but I know this rifle has a lot to due with its' ability to shoot.
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Considering the quality of some of the people who visit this forum it is much safer to claim you do not know which end of the barrel to point downrange.
That is the lesson I learned when I was 18 and agreed to shoot against an member of the U of Ala girls smallbore rifle team. I believe cokes were a quarter back then and that was the bet. Loser buys. It really hurt my young male ego to put the quarter in the machine and carry her coke over to her. Since then I don't much run my mouth about being the best shot east of the Mississippi River.