Happy future Ground Hog Day. The .222 Remington Magnum, I came across at gun shop halfway across the state, the .220 Swift was recently resurrected by Ruger in a No. Let’s cite a few examples. Rifle Cartridges. PO Box 248 Drifting, PA 16834 T: 814-345-6690 | F: 814-345-6506 Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm EST info@cuttingedgebullets.com Even though the .22 PPC was in its infancy, I managed to get fresh brass as well as factory ammunition through the good graces of its importer – Stoeger Industries of New Jersey. Additionally, some of these cartridges can also be found within the listings of the older Thompson Center Contender or Encore barrels through their ill-fated Custom Shop. The Fireball started under the watchful eye of big brother Remington in 1963. It was the first factory-loaded rifle cartridge with a muzzle velocity of over 1,200 m/s (4,000 ft/s). Although you may have a hard time finding a rifle in the .22 PPC, components are out there, albeit on special order. You can thank me later! New brass is still available from Weatherby or Norma with an average price of around $1.80 per case. It has been given a second life and now is the parent case for the .204 Ruger. The.220 Swift is hard to beat for long-range coyote and red fox hunting. I believe the .221 Fireball was a “limited edition” from Remington years back in the Model 700, but here, Cooper still chambers the gun in nine different variations as I have one in my gun rack. 221 Rem Fireball. Hand-laid synthetics with Kevlar™ reinforcing material surround an aircraft-grade aluminum bedding block to make Cooper's newest stock one of the strongest in the industry. They are nice rifles. 17 Rem. Single shot in nature, the gun was perfect for my needs with fancy checkering, high-grade wood, a shadow-lined cheekpiece all with a fantastic trigger. The .222 Remington Magnum, I came across at gun shop halfway across the state, the .220 Swift was recently resurrected by Ruger in a No. The .222 Remington will deliver around 3,100 fps with a 55-grain bullet; the Magnum version around 3,400 fps and the .22/250 will push the same bullet to 3,700 fps plus. I am afraid this is one rifle that got away! Perhaps you haven't decided on a caliber yet but you know that you want a Varmint rifle. OUT OF STOCK (0) Hornady LNL 220 SWIFT MODIFIED CASE. Winchester Pre-64 Model 70 220 Swift This gun is from my personal collection of Model 70 Winchesters. For Sale from Big Buck Sport Shop | Positive feedback: 100% View | | 57 Completed Sales View Sellers Items. Although, beware: nobody owns just one Cooper … It was accurate, well made, and to this day, I still regret sending it back. Looking around and talking to friends, I believe the .222 Remington Magnum was introduced in 1958 and today falls into the love-hate category among varmint cartridges. Loading this cartridge is no different from any other .22 caliber, so purchase a good set of dies and a precision shell holder. Granted, its first appearance was in that homely, space age XP-100 pistol, and stayed there for years before some of the hardcore varmint shooters discovered it, with both the custom makers and commercial rifle manufacturers taking it under their wing. For what I want to do, the 1-14" twist barrel of the Phoenix will be fine and who can argue with the accuracy claims of Cooper? Description. Cripes you could probably make that shot with a Swift and a good scope!!! The cartridge received additional bad press by powders not living up to their potential back then and guns that were equipped with barrels made for the Hornet with a .223 inch bore size. "The 220 Swift was Introduced by Winchester in 1934, … Solid copper, lathe turned projectiles for hunting, match shooting, and home defense. Edited by Big Red, 23 January 2015 - 11:33 AM. For Sale from Brotherhood Arms 57201 | Positive feedback: 100% View | Verified Seller | 331 Completed Sales View Sellers Items Description:-----About Our Store: We are a family owned store in Watertown South Dakota and have been open since January 2014. I had one in my hands, but unfired, I sold it for a chance to purchase a custom stainless Thompson Center Encore complete with a full 26-inch tapered barrel. The wood, inletting and finish was perfect and the detailing of all the metal was exceptional. It will choot under 1/4. While the .222 Remington Magnum seems to be a misfit into today’s wide variety of cartridges, if you can find a gun or have one made, it will be the right decision for varmints. I believe the .221 Fireball was a “limited edition” from Remington years back in the Model 700, but here, Cooper still chambers the gun in nine different variations as I have one in my gun rack. Don't have a Cooper but have a Ruger in 220 Swift and I can tell you it is lightning in a bottle and has nearly 4000 rounds through it and it still is a … Stan took the shot from resting the gun on the boulder he is sitting on. While the cartridge started out with the benchrest circuit in mind, for the varmint hunter, it falls right in place with available components then and now. The Ruger M77 Varmint, Remington’s Custom Shop 40B, H-S Precision and a Ruger No. As of now, Norma still makes the brass (ninety-seven-cents each) so all you need is the rifle! You can use any or all of the menus below to help narrow down your search for the perfect Cooper rifle. It is a Model 70 caliber 220 Swift. MGW is proud to carry top of the line models of rifles from Cooper Firearms. Dies from Redding and RCBS are custom made, but still available. reloads. I have two "single shot" Coopers (.221 M38 Phoenix and a 21 Varminter in .204). As shown, the .222 Remington Magnum is one very accurate cartridge and it is too bad it has taken the back burner to other varmint cartridges. 22 $1425.00. To this day, I don’t know why I sent it back, but right now, looking at a few Sako’s online proves I did the wrong thing when it came to “rare” rifles in the .22 PPC. When it came to bullets, I have shot everything from 40- to 55-grain bullets in designs from spire points, hollowpoints, boat-tail or V-MAX with no problems in the gun or downrange. These would include H-322, IMR-4198, H-4895 and Accurate 2520 and along with Remington 7½ Bench Rest Primers make for a great combination. I did not know their were any other of you out there. SS barrel. I don't have a Swift but I do have a COOPER 21MTV in 17Rem, my favorite gun. You currently have javascript disabled. Think I'll pull out the Swift and give it a workout. It was a long walk from the crest of the hill in the background, but this chuck was easy prey for the 6mm Remington. Ruger M77 Mark II Standard 220 Swift, Blued, American Walnut M7. 225 Win. Not bemoaning the commercial brands, Federal, Hornady, Norma and Remington all offer something in the Swift. Checking my logbook, I purchased the gun in January 1981, for an article on the cartridge. In this world of new and exciting cartridges, sometimes we tend to forget the ones that may have turned vintage in age or might have gotten out of favor with us. For reduced loads, Aliant 2400 is perfect for the job with any 45-grain bullet. I've not shot it in awhile because for so many years it was a hand loading proposition and if I just want to go on the spur of the moment and hadn't loaded recently I couldn't just go to Dick's or what ever and get ammo. Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting, This is not recommended for shared computers, Back to Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting. My dealings with both span many years in the field and handloads in which to test at the range. There is Vortex Viper 6.5 - 20 X 44 scope with 30mm rings. Looking back, I’ve had quite a run with the .220 Swift to the point where I have shot the Swift through four different guns. He developed the cartridge in the late 1940s, but he did not have an action for it. 5.56x45 NATO. While H-380 gave us better velocities, it did so at the cost of accuracy. 1. I assure you with good reason why, as I will explain. Out on a Leupold/H-S Precision hunt, the .220 Swift proved itself repeatedly with hardly a miss. Selling a seldom used Cooper Varminter in excellent condition. At that time, I got to know Roy Weatherby himself through correspondence and the Shot Show, so he opened up to me regarding the history of the gun and its diminutive belted cartridge. The Sako Deluxe was the only rifle I had in the .22 PPC. The gun is still accurate, is easy to carry in the north forty and having it along is like having an old friend with me. Whether you are looking for a .22 LR squirrel rifle in the Model 57-M or other small caliber classic rifles, Cooper Firearms give you the precision and quality you desire. OUT OF STOCK (0) Loadbooks .220 Swift Each. As a .220 Swift owner for getting close to 40 years now, I sure have had some favorite loads during that time. A 50 grain Nosler ballistic tip behind 38 - 39 grains of IMR 4064 or Reloader 15 at around 3900 fps in a 220 Swift is a coyote's worst nightmare out to 400 yards. All I can think of is Bill Murray telling Phil, "Don't drive angry." For the last ten years I've steered towards calibers that were available at reasonable prices for factory stuff. Working with the 6mm is a joy. 17 Caliber.172” Diameter. 22 PPC-USA. nm course I see you got your cooper at cove creek I might go there for my next cooper they're prices are better than elk county. Naturally, in an overall review like this where you are talking about a half dozen cartridges, you can’t go into more than a few loads. Looking closer, the Weatherby is an efficient cartridge, as it only needs 29.1 grains of IMR-4895 to reach 3,300 fps while the .22/250 needs 31.9 grains to match it. This bench was a special set up with shooting off the back of a pickup truck in the field. Well, I finally decided to scrap my project and just order a Cooper Phoenix in 220 Swift. 26" stainless barrel. I have a 5x20x42 Monarch 3 SF. In any event, the Sako chambered for the .22 PPC was one heck of a rifle. Description: Cooper 22 Montana Varminter.220 Swift caliber rifle. Forty-seven grains of Varget under a Sierra 55 grain BlitzKing pushed 4,002 fps with a three-shot group measuring .770 inch. 99% condition. Capacity of the 6mm Remington is 47.0 grains of Varget powder for example; the .240 Weatherby, 51.5. With my loads, none of the loads I have worked with exceed the maximums allowed by industry standards. You don’t hear much about the.220 Swift these days. Several functions may not work. They don’t make them like that anymore. The history of the cartridge is interesting and time looking it up, will be time well spent. Therefore, I am going to make it easy for you. 38 grains of powder is what I suggest you try. 22-250 Rem Ack Imp. 220 Swift Load Data. Then again, if you really want to stick with .22 offerings, you can also try the .22-6MM TTH. 22 Nosler. The server has not detected any activity for the last 3 hours. The Swift is adaptable to many powders that is a nice benefit as if you run out of one; you can switch with the same results. This rifle has a superb trigger and is a tack driver. CNC Swiss style lathes make these bullets extremely accurate. 222 Rem. 223 WSSM. Together they shared a passion for the ultimate, accurate and precision cartridge to be invented which turned out to be the PPC for Pindell Palmisano Cartridge. If you are looking for a cartridge to resurrect in your gun rack, you might want to try the .222 Remington Magnum. Good old IMR 4064 with 50 to 55 grain bullets is certainly tough to beat. For starters, going from fast to slow, you can try IMR-4227, Accurate 1680, IMR-4198, Accurate 2015BR or Reloder 7. Quite a cartridge and E.R. Cooper Model 54, .220 Swift Description: Montana Varminter SOLD Caliber Info:.220 Swift Metal Condition: A small mark on the bolt handle and magazine bottom iron & trigger guard Wood Condition: A few minor marks on the left side of the stock below the bolt release Bore Condition: Bright Barrels: 26" Heavy Tapered Stainless Match Grade Stock: Checkered pistol grip with metal cap OUT OF STOCK (4) Hornady 220 Swift 55 Grain V-Max. For those who love to compare notes, the Fireball is a bit faster than the Hornet (2,987 fps vs 2,387 fps), but is often beat out by the .222 Remington (3,319 fps) and the .220 Swift (3,514 fps) all with a 52-grain bullet. The .220 Swift (5.56×56mmSR) is a semi-rimmed rifle cartridge developed by Winchester and introduced in 1935 for small game and vermin hunting. Nevertheless, the Sako test rifle proved to be a joy to handload for and shoot. With a Redfield Five Star 4-12x scope attached, I spent many hours afield with that gun. A scaled down version of the parent Mark V rifle, everything from the action to the stock has been cut down to make this a true “walking” rifle for small game or varmints. Years back, simply because it was a propriety cartridge, Remington made the Model 700 for it. Cooper Firearms Model 54 Phoenix Caliber .220 Swift Barrel 1.10 x .8 x 26'' Stainless Picatinny Base Action 3-front Magazine 3 round Extraction Sako style Click below to connect with us on the web: My Ruger 77 in 220 Swift is true lightning when you pull the trigger. So, yeah, go for it; especially if the price is right. The gun was made in a short action, just right for the cartridge. 22 Hornet. Initially, the .220 Russian was a strong candidate but after further examination, Palmisano asked Sako to incorporate some ideas from him and the .22 PPC was born. I have only fired it at the range with less than max. When talking about interesting .22 caliber varmint rigs, I just have to mention the scaled down Mark V Weatherby VarmintMaster in .224 Weatherby Magnum. Don't have a Cooper but have a Ruger in 220 Swift and I can tell you it is lightning in a bottle and has nearly 4000 rounds through it and it still is a "one ragged hole" shooter. If you are into .22 caliber cartridges, this PPC version will certainly excite you in the quest for a gun. Primers fall under the small rifle type, with my choice going to the benchrest variety from CCI in the form of their BR-4 primers available everywhere. I like the .221 Fireball for my summertime woodchuckin’ in New England. For the most part, we are talking about the .22 centerfires and Trzoniec throws in the 6mm Remington for varmints. With sadness, I have to pen this only because this is something I should have not done. This not only leads to better accuracy but a longer case life as well. Before I do anything, I like to fully size each case regardless if it is new or not, clean everything and check for overall length. 22 BR Rem. Montana Varminter model with Vortex 6.5-20X scope. From the fancy wood to the specialized action that opens with a bolt throw of only 54 degrees, this gun will deliver the goods time after time. Out of the 13 loads I tried, including the Sako factory ammunition, only one load went over to the dark side of 1½ inches; the rest never went over an inch with most falling in around three-quarters of an inch or less at 100 yards. COOPER M22, 220SWIFT, 24"SS,Heavy Barrel, Fine Bore, Mechanically Excellent. I had the Sako Deluxe in my hands, did some handloading with the .22 PPC and finalized everything at the range. I have 2 220's - this one was shot briefly For example, powders that most dedicated handloaders are familiar with go hand in hand with the PPC. Condition: New In Box. When it comes to powders, for reference, the .221 Fireball holds about 21.0 grains of water. 204 Ruger. When the Swift was introduced, the claims of it burning out barrels seemed to drift to the wayside as its popularity gained and was the results of some of the earlier Winchester guns having soft steel barrels. Punxsutawaney huh? With a classic stock, this gun was made in limited quantities, with a Cooper rifle now gracing his gun rack in this caliber. The gun had a stainless finish and a 26-inch barrel. Another sticking point was that I wanted a repeater but, hell, I have other varmint/predator rifles so that's no big deal. However, more important than that was the invention of the .22 PPC cartridge by Dr. Louis Palmisano and his partner, Ferris Pindell. Cooper model 22 220 Swift. His work with these reduced rifles led to his conceptualized solution to the one rifle question—Steyr’s Scout Rifle. When it came to the Weatherby VarmintMaster in .224 WM, the family appearance is shown here with the .224 out front with its sister the larger Mark V in the background. For the past four decades, I have had nothing but fun with this gun in the field. The.220 Swift is another old-timer, and if not for the popularity of the.22-250 wildcat during the '30s, it might never have been developed. Shaw makes a great rifle for it.