I am glad there working well for you. What powder, primer, brass and bullet are you using for the 220 Swift? Also, what velocities are you getting with the 220 Swift.
What powder, primer, brass and bullet are you using for the 223 and what velocities are you getting with the 223. I used the 50grn V-Max at a velocity of 3350fps when I had her. I made many of shots on squirrels and rabbits out to 500+ yards with that rig. My longest kill, with that rifle, was 598 yards on a cotton tail.
I am slowly replacing my rifle collection. My 300 Varminter will be my first new custom rifle since I sold all of my other custom rigs. I am looking forward to getting it. I wont be receiving it until late April, so I had to cancel my trip to Wyoming, in May. I am going to try and go in June if everything works out, however, I am thinking the Pdog trips wont happen until 2008. It looks like it will be all California shooting this year. I am kind of glad, because I am still working on putting together a fast twist rig for shots past 800 yards.
I have not decided on what caliber I am going to use. I know I am going to use the Lapua 338 Cartridge, I just need to decide on caliber. My friend has a 30-338 Lapua Improved with a 1-11 twist 32" Krieger barrel. He is shooting the 208grn A-Max and it's awesome. I was was thinking about building the 30-338 Lapua Improved. However, I am being talked into a 7mm-338 Lapua Improved with a 34" 1-9 twist Krieger barrel throated for the 180grn Berger. With a 34" barrel, I will push the 180grn Berger at a velocity of between 3500 to 3600fps. One of the guys at my range, who owns a 7mm-338 Lapua Improved, said it's the most accurate rifle he has ever owned. He is pushing the 180grn Berger at 3575fps. I guess the question is, how fast will the 7mm-338 Lapua Improved shoot the 180grn Berger? I would like to get 3600+fps for maximum performance.