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.220 Swift Rifle Brass

.220 Swift Rifle Brass


.220 Swift Rifle Brass

  • Headstamps Are Mixed
  • Unprocessed
  • Washed and Polished
  • 100% Brass Casings
  • 25 Casings
Our Price: $22.50

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Product Code: SP220SWIFT-Q0025

When the .220 Swift was first created for small game and varmint hunting in 1935, it had the designation of being the first factory loaded rifle cartridge with a velocity over 4000 feet per second. Essentially, the .220 Swift is a neck-down version of the .250-3000 Savage. Grosvenor Wotkyns started developing the round in 1934 and used the . 250-3000 Savage as the parent cartridge essentially to achieve the high velocity.

However, when Winchester began to develop the commercial version, they based is on a necked down 6mm Lee Navy case. In 1935, Winchester introduced the round, along with it’s Model 54 bolt-action rifle. Then, in 1936, Winchester released the model 70 Bolt Action, with the . 220 Swift being one of the standard calibers in which the Model 70 was chambered. Though it was perfect with small game, the .220 Swift got a ton of bad press due to some issues it caused with guns. For example, early rifles chambered in the Swift had extra soft barrel steel with the odd ones even having a bore size of .223. It’s believed that the increased bore size stemmed from the fact that the .22 hornets prior to the end of World War II were .223 in bore size and then reused in the .220 Swift rifles. It is also said that the .220 Swift caused barrel failures extremely fast due to it shooting hot.

Each box contains 25 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer. It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.

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