Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by Breakshunter, Nov 12, 2017.
For a good coyote hunting load in 50-55 grain bullets what is a good powder?
Use 4064 and look no more. Barlow
re17 re16 re15 mine shoots 41gr re17 55gr vmax well no chrono check but the accuarcy is dandy, it shoots all 3 powders well in the .3s
Accurate 2700 worked well in the 220 Swift I had.
IMR 4831 will get you 3850 fps with the 55 grain Noslers.
H414 -& WW760 do really well and I have also used a lot of 4064.
Always use 55’s - Blitz Kings, Vmax, or Ballistiv tips.
50-52 gr bullets 4064 Reloader 15 and 40gr SBK as well. Mine is not over picky. Easy to load for and crazy accurate.
WW 760, H414, or 4064. Whichever your rifle shoots the fastest and most accurately for coyotes. WD
Another vote for 760/414.
41.5 grains of H414, magnum primer and a 55 grain bullet has been a go to load in all of my swifts.
There is probably more IMR 4064 powder burned up in a Swift than any 2 other powders combined. Having said that, in my "Prairie Dog Days" one of my rifles was a Swift shooting 55gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. 39.0grs. of IMR 4895 not only gave me AWESOME accuracy, the velocity was 3900f.p.s. I tried 4064, 760 and back then RL-12>>>>but nothing could touch IMR 4895 for the accuracy and speed it provided..
Back when Ruger brought out the Model 77 in the Swift, I had to have one. Back then I relied on reload info from the LGS clerk whose advise was always on the money. I still have the can of IMR-4320 with a mere few kernels left in it. Using 50 gr. Speers, this combo shot very well IIRC. IMR-4320 seems to be a forgotten powder.
I cant say its the best, but I had two 700s that shot well for PDs
w/H380 and 40Gr Vmaxs, Sierras manual said my load was running 3900. Fast and flat. The only competition was the 20Tac.
The 20 was a winner in my book, same point and shoot like the
Swift, but w/o the recoil. LDS
if I had this caliber I would try Hybrid 100v, getting great results in my 22-250 and .243, benefits include speed along with longer barrel life. this is a powder that often gets overlooked
When I had a .220 Swift I used nothing but IMR 4064 because I was told IMR 4064 was the classic powder for that classic caliber and I almost always do what I am expected to do. This was with 50 grain Hornady VMax bullets with a 1-14 twist.
Is VVN 550 one of those funny foreign powders that costs a lot?
IMR 3031 was good in mine with a 55 gr. bt.
Pretty sure 97% of smokeless powders are made out of country thanks to the EPA, BATF, CDC, DOT,......and the DNC.
As far as the higher cost- you can thank the FTC in large part for that.
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