Loads for 220 Swift Sendero

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kfrye, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. kfrye

    kfrye Well-Known Member

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    Any new opinions on a particular powder that shoots exceptionally well out of a Swift in the VSSF II Sendero. The local gun club is ordering targets and reloading supplies and I would like to order an 8# keg of powder for my new gun to play with. I want to shoot a 53 gr Sierra Matchking out of the gun as long as the rifle likes it.

    Searching here I found RL15 and H4350 to try.

    A friend suggested IMR 4064 gave nice groups from his Ruger #1.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ken
     
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  2. sll

    sll Well-Known Member

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    I would not buy 8 pounds of any powder before I knew that my rifle really liked it with the bullet I was wanting to use. I have owned 4 different Swifts and they all shot well, but neither one of them has preferred the same powder. More times than not though, RL15 is a pretty safe bet to work with. Others to try if you can before buying bulk is IMR3031 and IMR4831......don't think that IMR4831 is too slow a powder, best group I ever shot in a Swift was with it and 55 grain Nosler BT's.
     

  3. Alucard

    Alucard Well-Known Member

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    My Swift likes RL 15 and IMR4831. IMR powders burn HOT! So you would be limited to about 3 shots then let the barrel cool. RL 15 will get you about 4-5 shots before you should cool the barrel.

    Other powders to try would be Varget, IMR4064 and H414. H414 is a sphere powder so it should meter well.

    I would also have to say to NOT get a 8lbs container of a powder that you are not sure your rifle will even like. The Swift is a temperamental thing and might not shoot something as well as in another rifle.

    I have had great luck with Nosler 55grn Balistic tips, 55grn Siera BlitzKings and 50grn Hornady V-Max bullets out of my Rem 700. I have loads for each bullet that will put 5 shots in just about 1/4" at 100 yards if I am shooting well. I have also tried some of Richards 45grn P10 flatbase Wildcats. They shot exceptionally well.
     
  4. kfrye

    kfrye Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys,

    I might be jumping the gun a bit, but I figured I can always use it up on breaking in virgin brass or plinking varmints at short range.
     
  5. Sendero_Man

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    55 VMax and 36 grains of IMR 4064.... My Swift loves it.....


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  6. shiredude

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    mine is an older sendero, but seems to like Varget. I've shot 40 and 50 grainers, w/ it, but no 53's or 55's.
     
  7. hoghound

    hoghound Well-Known Member

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    Try some AA-2700.

    Tim
     
  8. hoghound

    hoghound Well-Known Member

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    Try some AA-2700.

    Tim