Looking for more info.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by coyotecrazy, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. coyotecrazy

    coyotecrazy Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    I stumbled across this site on accident but visit daily now. There is great info. I am very interested in wildcats and although i have never built one I hope to someday. I found a wildcat in a book called the 6mm swift that interested me. I was wondering if anyone out there has one or has ever built one.
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,175
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    This is only a hunch due to the name, but my guess is it is based on a necked up 220 Swift. This should put you just above a 243 Winchester and just below a 6mm-06.

    Tank
     
  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,182
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    If you google "6mm Swift" you will find a very good article from the 1976 July issue of "Rifle" magazine #46. This article puts the Swift just barely behind the .243 W with 5-6 grains less powder.......Rich
     
  4. coyotecrazy

    coyotecrazy Member

    Messages:
    9
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Thanks for the help. My next question would be is this cartridge worth the build or would you stay away from it?
     
  5. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,182
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    If it is what YOU want, it is worth building. Practically speaking, there are probably better choices, including the .243, because of brass availability.........Rich