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Need 220 Swift Loads: V-max 55 gr/Berger 55 gr Varmint - Varget/H380

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Unread 07-10-2011, 03:12 AM
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Re: Need 220 Swift Loads: V-max 55 gr/Berger 55 gr Varmint - Varget/H380

I had a remington 700 Classic in .220 swift. (One of those rifles I should never have sold).

My accuracy load was a mild 36.5 grains of 2208 (Varget) with the 55 Sierra Spt.

It was quite mild and could be used with any 55 grain projectile as a starting load. Primers were Remington 9 1/2 and Cases Norma.

I also found 50 grain Norma projectiles very accurate but case length growth was a problem and I was constantly trimming.
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    Re: Need 220 Swift Loads: V-max 55 gr/Berger 55 gr Varmint - Varget/H380

    Can't help with either powder or bullet choices you have, but in my Swift I shoot the 55 Bal-Tip with VV N-160 just an awesome powder in my rifle getting 3900 out of a 27" in 1-12. and it shoot's in the .2's....longest kill was 627yrds doe antelope.

    I have also used IMR-4831 with very good results. Keep an eye on case length...the swift cases grow very fast. It is a great cartridge in any make rifle, just need to find the bullet/powder combo it likes. It is a very accurate cartridge.

    I have found H-380 to be too temp sensitive for my liking. You should be able to get a load with Varget to work. You can call/email Berger and ask them, they will give you loads for their bullets.
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    Re: Need 220 Swift Loads: V-max 55 gr/Berger 55 gr Varmint - Varget/H380

    See if this helps

    .220 Swift - AmmoGuide Interactive
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    Re: Need 220 Swift Loads: V-max 55 gr/Berger 55 gr Varmint - Varget/H380

    My loads with 4831 were better than my H414 loads. I am using the 55 gr ballistic tips.
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    Re: Need 220 Swift Loads: V-max 55 gr/Berger 55 gr Varmint - Varget/H380

    here is what I shoot in my ruger 77 mkll
    40 gr vmax AA2520 42.2 grains
    chronographed at 4463 fps
    less than 1/2 5 shot group
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    Re: Need 220 Swift Loads: V-max 55 gr/Berger 55 gr Varmint - Varget/H380

    55gr bullet fed 210 LR primer BM-2 start 34 gr 3475 fps.....max 36.5 gr 3720 fps

    55 gr bullet fed 210 LR primer H-4895 start 32.5 gr 3450 fps.... max 37.5 gr 3700 fps
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    Re: Need 220 Swift Loads: V-max 55 gr/Berger 55 gr Varmint - Varget/H380

    36.0 gr Varget and Fed 210M and WW cases


    Varget seems to like the upper end of the load recipe to yield a good load. I just went thru all of this same thing. I just got some more 55's back in so I'll try them. The target used in the first pic was with 55 FMJ's with a cannulure. Not the most accurate selection.
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