Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets


Pasture Poodle 220 Swift loads

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-27-2006, 08:36 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,651
Re: Pasture Poodle 220 Swift loads

Rusty, I have been working up loads for my 220 Swift for the past month. I have a Lilja 27" 1-14 twist on my rifle and it loves the 40 grn ballistic tips. I have tried 50 V-MAX, 55 GRN V-MAX and 55 GRN Ballistic tips. My rifle shoots those bullets pretty good, however, they do not compare to the 40 GRN Nosler Ballistic Tips. My friend and I went squirrrel killen this weekend and it was a blood bath. Any varmint within 600 yards was dead. That little 40 grn BT does wounders on those little critters. The Mist effect was incredible. This will be my dedicated load in this rifle. Here is my load info:
1. 43 grn's H414
2. 40grn Nosler Ballsitic Tip
3. Federal 210 Match Primers
4. Norma Brass
5. C.O.L is 2.654
6. Velocity is 4100 FPS
7. Cases have been prepped ie, primer pockets uniformed, flash holes cleaned, brass polished, trimmed and loaded rounds checked for run out.
My best groups, with these loads, are as followed; First three shot group at 100 yards measured .196 and the second three shot group measured .156. Here is my rifle info, Remington 700 Action trued in a Speedy Gonzalez Sleeve and blue printed to a Lilja 27" 1-14 Twist, .925 at the muzzle with Holland brake, McMillan A-4, Jewell 2oz Trigger, Kelby rings and topped with a Nightforce 5.5x22x56mm NXS. The load info mentioned above shoots very flat and accurate, let me know how it works in your rifle. I bet your swift will love the 40 grn bullets too. Good luck, Wildcat.
Reply With Quote

Unread 05-01-2006, 06:59 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 147
Re: Pasture Poodle 220 Swift loads

Persoanlly I shoot 40.0 grs. of Reloader 15 with a 55 grn. Sierra Blitz King. 5 shots at 100 yards average in about .25" if I am shooting good. This loads runs in at about 3800-3900 FPS out of my 26" Rem varmiter. Cart overall length is 2.770", with a CCI Standard large rifle primer. Federal brass.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Pasture Poodle 220 Swift loads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
22-250 and 220 Swift loads please rocky_lange Reloading 9 07-31-2015 10:47 PM
220 Swift Pet loads Mule Reloading 7 11-19-2012 04:55 PM
Loads for 220 Swift Sendero kfrye Reloading 7 10-01-2007 08:30 PM
220 Swift Loads hoghound Reloading 6 11-27-2006 08:59 PM
.220 swift loads gcatlett Reloading 11 07-08-2005 12:13 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC