Best powder in the swift?

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  1. Breakshunter

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    For a good coyote hunting load in 50-55 grain bullets what is a good powder?
     
  2. Barlow

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    Use 4064 and look no more. Barlow
     
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  3. 6MMsteve

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    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
     
  4. ARW

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    Accurate 2700 worked well in the 220 Swift I had.

    Alan
     
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  5. ninehorses

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    IMR 4831 will get you 3850 fps with the 55 grain Noslers.
     
  6. Gary in MD

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    H414 -& WW760 do really well and I have also used a lot of 4064.
    Always use 55’s - Blitz Kings, Vmax, or Ballistiv tips.
    Gary
     
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  7. IMMORTAL

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    ^^This^^
     
  8. germanlongbow

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    50-52 gr bullets 4064 Reloader 15 and 40gr SBK as well. Mine is not over picky. Easy to load for and crazy accurate.
     
  9. WyleWD

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    WW 760, H414, or 4064. Whichever your rifle shoots the fastest and most accurately for coyotes. WD
     
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    Another vote for 760/414.
     
  11. nakneker

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    41.5 grains of H414, magnum primer and a 55 grain bullet has been a go to load in all of my swifts.
     
  12. ShootDots

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    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..
     
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  13. LHSmith

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    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.
     
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  14. LarryDScott

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    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
     
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  15. BleedsBlue

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    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
     
  16. fyrewall

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    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.
     
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    VVN 550
     
  18. fyrewall

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    Is VVN 550 one of those funny foreign powders that costs a lot?;)
     
  19. Kermit in Va.

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    IMR 3031 was good in mine with a 55 gr. bt.


    Kermit
     
  20. LHSmith

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    Pretty sure 97% of smokeless powders are made out of country thanks to the EPA, BATF, CDC, DOT,......and the DNC.:mad:
    As far as the higher cost- you can thank the FTC in large part for that.;)
     
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