220 SWIFT: Goin' to 'dog town with Dad

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by wildcat455, Sep 9, 2018.


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  1. Gary in MD

    Gary in MD Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we are basically in the same age situation with out fathers.
    When that day comes when they can’t go anymore, it just won’t be the same.
    Enjoy every single minute when you get the chance to get out there with him and I’ll do the same.
    Good luck and good shooting,
    Gary
     
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  2. Bernie Crump

    Bernie Crump Member

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    Sounds good
     
  3. lefty222

    lefty222 Member

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    l almost bought a 220 swift back 1975 just to shoot but never did had friends that bought them, in 1976 got interested in chuck hunting but bought a Savage 112V single shoot but in a 22-250 That rifle is in my avatar.
    My father never hunted l picked up hunting form from friends reading stories, grew up in the city.
    Don't hunt as much, but l do a lot of bench rest shooting.
     
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  4. remy3424

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    Great thread! I have no 220s, only take small primer 20 & 22s to the grass plains now, along with my 82 year old father. I do think he enjoys it ALMOST as much as I do. He is all reloaded within a couple weeks of returning....I still need to get reloaded for 3 of the 4 rifles I took last year. Great memories with dad and friends in South Dakota. I need to start taking more photos.
     
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  5. wildcat455

    wildcat455 Well-Known Member

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    I’m going to try taking Dad to Utah for Elk this year. We are going to go up there the weekend of the 26th to take a look around. Pretty much the start of allot of scouting around. Also the start of more memory making out hunting with him. I don’t think I’ve got another year to wait on this state getting drawn.

    Still have a plan to make it to Dog Town with him and our 220 Swift’s this year too.
     
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  6. Gary in MD

    Gary in MD Well-Known Member

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    Well, I just dumped some IMR 4064 into a bunch of trimmed and resized Swift cases. Seated some lovely 55 grain Sierra Blitz Kings and ready to zero the Cooper on the next nice day.
    Going to give the ground hogs another month for the young to be old enjoy to get self sufficient from their mother and then open the season. The foxes will be coming around after the wife’s chickens about the same time....they’ll take a beating from the Ole Swift also.
    Gary
     
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  7. gordphillipps

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    The shoe is on the other foot for me. I'm approaching the day when I can't go. I will however stretch that time out, hell or high water. I too have a tang safety 77V in Swift. I recently acquired a minty Remmy 600 in 222 which is only 6ish pounds, and much more suitable for my muscle mass So my Ruger gets a well deserved rest. BTW Great thread!
     
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  8. hunter67wa

    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    Went to the dog town last Fri, Sat. today another sunny day and they will be calling and I will take the lazer. 22-250 with 75 vlds
     
  9. KurtB

    KurtB Well-Known Member

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    I've got 2 Swifts and won't ever part with the Ruger flat bolt. The Cooper Model 22 with 24" barrel may get sold one day. I bought it, it shot about like the Ruger and then my rancher buddy poisoned almost every dog around. So with less than 50 rounds on it, it just sits. They are a cool round and even idling them, they still perk right along.
     
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  10. Riverking01

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    I have a 220 Swift in a Remington 700 Varmint SF. My father used to reload for me and it would hold an 1.5” group at 300. That’s still my favorite chuck gun!
     
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