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Old January 17, 2012, 02:05 PM   #16
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I wrestled with that problem for a few years, before doing something about it.

I just couldn't use the .220 Swift more than about once a year (if that), unless I was shooting paper. I tried to find ways to make it more useful, but I couldn't. The biggest problem was that it was illegal for most game, where I hunt.

In the end, I rebarreled the rifle to my own 6mm wildcat (consider it a .243 Win), with a 25" Shilen 1:10" twist barrel. I can hunt big game. I can pop varmints. I can shoot paper. It's a great compromise. I do miss the laser beam performance of .220 Swift ...but not much. The 6mm is pretty close.
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