.220 swift loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by gcatlett, May 16, 2005.

  1. gcatlett

    gcatlett New Member

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    I need some recipes for my m77 .220 swift. Can anyone give me some so I can try?
     
  2. obfmcb

    obfmcb Member

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    My favorite load is 37g IMR4064, Berger 52g flat base moly bullet, CCI BR2 primers in a Rem 700 VSSF. Good luck.
     
  3. brian b

    brian b Well-Known Member

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    Swiftone,
    I have put more rounds through a 220 Swift than any other varmint gun I own. a 220Swift is the most unusual chambering I have ever come across there is no secret recipie. for example I can guarantee with a 300WM and 180gr bullets you can find a load that will be awesome with RL22 or H4831, with a Swift you have to tinker with powder to find what it likes, Mine loves 41.5gr Win760 55gr bal tips at 3825fps ( out of my gun this load shoots in the .3's but out of my nephews gun this load shoots in the 3" 's, his gun liked H414). Try several different powders to see what yours likes Win760,H414 ,N160,IMR4064,RL15,and some just love IMR4831. one powder to stay away from is H380 it can shoot one hole groups one day and be a Chernoble waiting to happen the next day. the only other advice I can give you is USE NORMA BRASS ,it will save more headache than you can imagine when it comes time to size your brass (yes I know it is expensive but more than worth the price in a swift)
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  4. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

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    In my M-77: Winchester brass, 39.0 grains IMR4064, 50 grain Hornady V-Max, FC210M primer. Pretty good groups, but the rifle could stand to be bedded, IMHO.
     
  5. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    Swiftone
    I shoot a 27" douglas barreled Savage action min chambered. I shoot N160 (Speer book) or IMR4831 (Nosler book)w/Nosler 55 ballistic tips. Just an awesome cartridge! I also shoot 69 grain Sierra's over RL-22 for a long range load. Both shoot in the 2-3's
     
  6. srhaggerty

    srhaggerty Well-Known Member

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    Mine really liked 38.6 grains of 4064. I am going to give reloader 15 a shot here this weekend.
     
  7. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    I had an old 77V that would shoot 3/4" at 200 with 42.0 gr of IMR 4350, WIN brass WIN primers . If I remember correctly it ran about 3675 fps.

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  8. Changeling

    Changeling New Member

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    I need some recipes for my m77 .220 swift. Can anyone give me some so I can try?

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    As some one above said they can be finicky, I agree.
    However I have used up 3 barrels and I should know something, sometimes I wonder! I absolutely love this caliber, this I do know!!
    If you use 39 grains of IMR 4064 or Reloader 15 plus or minus a grain work up in 1/10 grain you will find a node that works fairly well, if not you have a real problem with that particular gun.
    Changeling
     
  9. Changeling

    Changeling New Member

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    Brain dead sometimes! The two bullets I use on the above loads are the 52 grain Sierra and the Nostler 55 grain bT, sorry for forgeting.
    Changeling
     
  10. keithcandler

    keithcandler Well-Known Member

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    Hello Swift one! I shot the bbl out of a 2-77's and a Savage in Swift with the following load:

    Win Brass
    fed 210
    50g Nosler Ballistic tip
    43-44.5g of AA 2700 depending on the rifle
    accuracy .350 or less at 100
    Velocity 4000 fps

    The AA 2700 will give you much longer bbl life than IMR 4064 which proved to eat up the throat on the first 77 that I had.

    this load also proved to shoot very well as the throat got longer in my rifles.

    AA2700 and the 50's has not been discovered by Swift shooters, it is amazing!

    Good luck!
     
  11. brian b

    brian b Well-Known Member

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    After all the posts here I must re mind you that it is a Swift try all the loads listed then make up your mind after trying them in YOUR GUN . A Swift is not a ONE powder ONE bullet type cartridge, if you dont have a sence of adventure opt for a .308 or 30-06 like the mainstream.
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  12. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    My swift loves 38g of IMR-4064. It produces .3" 3 shot groups at 100 yards, 2" 5 shot groups at 300 yards. It shoots 3825fps. Winchester case, Fed 210, OAL=2.7" This is a Ruger 77 Target. Also shoots the 52g A-MAX very well. Load testing proved that 37g of IMR-4064 puts 5 shots underneath a dime. IMR-4064 seems to be the ticket for my swift. I have tried RL-15, H-380, and IMR-4831. I have shot 40g VLC and 50 Vmax Moly Coats. The only powder my swift DID NOT like was RL-15. It consistently produced 1.5" groups while the rest were 1" or less.