Originally Posted by gunnut07
I wouldn't shoot a 220 swift in a dog town myself. That is a sure way to get a new barrel on one in less than a week.
I prefer 6mmbr or 6ppc for anything out to 1k. The 220 swift is too over boar for a dog town where high volume is the name of the game.
I loaded 2k for my 6ppc and 1500 in my one 223 and I ran out of ammo by the middle of the week. Had to go to the portable loading room and load some more. Thank god for the 2 XL650 in my trailer.
I've had concerns about using my 220 swift as well. It is a beauty of a Ruger M77 with a tang safety. 1974 vintage. So, I am looking for a reasonably "inexpensive" backup rifle to take with. Right now the 220 swift and a 7mm mag are the only rifles I own which will shoot (accurately) over 100yds. My Ruger M77/22 will shoot out to 100-150 yds pretty tight with CCI Stingers, but that is the max. (Im thinking the 7mm mag is a bit stiff for dogs.
My Dad and brother are bringing a 22-250, a 223, and a 243 along. I am leaning toward a 223 myself. (cheap ammo readily available once the reloads are gone.)
Is there anything out there which wont break the bank, and will still be worth owning?
BTW, I am not familar with a 6mmbr or a 6ppc. All Info appreciated.