Opinions on the .220 swift

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by AH3682, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. AH3682

    AH3682 Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Sorry to bug you guys again,

    I saw a Remington Model 700 Varmint SF in .220 swift.

    I'm looking for your assesment of this rifle/caliber.

    Thanks in Advance!gun)
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    If you are looking to put a hurt on varmint sized critters, the 220 swift will do it. If you are a reloader components are fairly easy to find. If you are buying factory ammo I think you will get a lot more choices going 22-250 with only a marginal drop in performance.
     

  3. AH3682

    AH3682 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your reply, and yes, I reload.:D
     
  4. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Nice. If the rifle fits nice and a is a deal, do it! You're eventually going to need another safe anyway . . . No sense putting off the inevitable.
     
  5. lckytylr

    lckytylr Well-Known Member

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    I have one that's NOT set up for long range, but even with a super cheap scope, she's REALLY accurate with hand loads. It does a NUMBER on coyotes and rock chucks.
     
  6. AH3682

    AH3682 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your reply guys.

    As soon as I get the last $100 I'm going for it.

    As for a scope, I don't want to break the bank, any suggestions?

    Also, what are you opinions on nikko stirling?

    Thanks in Advance!
     
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    lckytylr Well-Known Member

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  9. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to add: don't buy crap. You'll be bummed. I put a crap BSA on a 10/22 and it wasn't even acceptable for that. And I'm not the mysterious internet guy who shoots 700yds with 22LR. It sucked at 50.
     
  10. AH3682

    AH3682 Well-Known Member

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    Guys,
    Thanks for your recent replys and suggestion. I looked it up and noticed Vortex also had a 4-12x40. I like the extra magnification, is it as good as the 3.5-10x50? Also there is a 4-12x40 with a AO. Would it be a lot better than the one without? It sure cost more!

    Once again thanks!:D
     
  11. 257WTBY

    257WTBY Well-Known Member

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    I am a huge fan of the 220 Swift. I have several they are great and u reloading is a bonus. I have a old ruger model 77V my first real varmit gun and it still shoots good 20+ yrs later.

    As far as scopes vortex are great but i recently bought a burris off the classifieds here and it was a 6-24X44 for 400 delivered and i am more then happy with it, i put it on a tikka t3 scout i bought out of the classifieds here and it shot 5 shots inside a one in circle at 200 yds so i cant argue.

    Good luck with the 220 and ur scope selection