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    220 Swift

    Hello


    Starting a new reloading project on a 220 swift. I plan on using 40g bullets (not quite decided on a make yet) currently using 40g Norma factory ammo. I've a few powders in mind after looking at various manufactures. H380 specifically mentions the swift. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for reloading the 220 Swift. It's for foxes. I'm after accuracy and power out to 400y from a Remington 700 heavy barrel.


    Many thanks.

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    A stiff load of varget will make 40gn bullets really fly, 4,450 fps in one of my swifts. H414 (winchester 760) is the powder i used when Varget was in short supply. Try some sierra 52gn HPBTM, very impressive. Accuracy and power is what the Swift is all about, fantastic cartridge. J

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    IMR 4064 seems to do a fine job in my 700. I usually use 50 gr. bullets though. Hornady SPSX. Splaaaater.

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    Hi,i use reloader 15[36grains]in my rem 700 behind a 52g speer hp.book says i could go higher but the rifle says not.Very accurate.

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    I've had good results with N150 in my 220 Ackley Improved with 40g V maxes, I use N160 for the 52g - 55g range of bullets

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    Many thanks for the replies. Good to know what others are using. Merry crimbo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purdeydog View Post
    Hello


    Starting a new reloading project on a 220 swift. I plan on using 40g bullets (not quite decided on a make yet) currently using 40g Norma factory ammo. I've a few powders in mind after looking at various manufactures. H380 specifically mentions the swift. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for reloading the 220 Swift. It's for foxes. I'm after accuracy and power out to 400y from a Remington 700 heavy barrel.




    Many thanks.
    If it is a standard twist then I would recommend Nosler 55's or Sierras 60gr designed specifically for 1:14 swifts or 22-250's.

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    Well got round to starting the load developement for the swift today. Settled on using Varget and 40g Hornady V-max. Started off with the pressure testing. Followed Hornady recommendations. Started at 38.6 and worked up to the max load of 40.9 using said powder and bullets. No pressure indications on the brass or unloading. Felt a bit more recoil once nearer to 40.9 but cases all good. Think I'll stick with 40.9 as max load.

    Next is finding the best accuracy node. Going to load up five rounds at various weights. How much do people go up by? .2 seems a little close was thinking .3 increase for each group. If anyone has any load data for varget and 40g Vmax I'd be interested to know your loads. See if I'm on the right path.

    Cheers.

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    There going to be shifting I bought a box of 35s to try in my 250 and there wizzing along at 4500.Not a bad group either..A bit higher than my 55 Noslers though. I bet you could get them to over 4500 have you put them through a chrono ?

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    No I haven't got one. I'm looking forward to seeing what they group like. Should be good hopefully. Used 40g for years, not a lot gets away. The manual puts them at 4200 for my max load.

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