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22-10-2009, 07:12 PM
I have heard alot about the relative merits of the .22 swift rifle. I wonder if any guru would shed some light on it .

Best Regards.

22-10-2009, 07:20 PM
The .220 Swift is one of the fastest and most accurate rifle cartridges. Developed by Winchester in 1935, it has a muzzle velocity of about 4000 fps. Experts believe that it is a fine caliber for medium game.

However, its high velocity and the high temperatures it generates have an adverse effect on barrel and chamber of the rifle. It is known to wear out chrome-moly barrels in 200-300 shots.

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