Re: .220 Swift
During my father's college yrs in the late 50's at MSU (MT), he had two rifles, both M70's, one was a 300 H&H re-chambered to 300 Ackley, and the other was a 220 SWIFT. He still has the SWIFT. In fact we are getting ready to go to WY for a PD hunt in June. It will be a Grandpa, Son, Grandson road trip in honor of my son's graduation from High School. Dad will be bringing the SWIFT along and his M700 17 Rem. Travis and I will be using our M700 223's.
There is an almost sense of "magic" when the name SWIFT is brought up, inspires a sense of adventure and authority. It is a riflemen's rifle.
Then my son and I have these synthetic stocked 223's - no personality, if you know what I mean.
For deer hunting, he had great success with 60gr bullets. The factory barrel stablize's them without difficulty.
For the SWIFT, his go-to load for varmints is 37.0 grs of IMR 4064 with a 52 to 55 gr bullet.
Snohomish Co. Washington
NRA Life Member