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.220 Swift VS .223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

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.220 Swift

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Gun Specifications

Specifications

.220 Swift

.223 Remington (5.56x45mm NATO)

Height

2.21

1.76

Average FPS

3846

3148

Average Grain

51

57

Average Energy

1674

1254

Recoil

0.90

0.80

Ballistic Coefficient

221.00

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Gun Descriptions

220 Swift Ammo The 220 Swift Ammo remains the fastest production cartridge ever made. It dates back to 1935 when Winchester introduced it into their model 54 bolt action rifle. The original inspiration of the 220 Swift Ammo came from Grosvenor Wotkyns, who wanted to neck down the 250-3000 Savage case. However, Winchester necked it down to .22 caliber and loaded it with a 48-grain bullet with a muzzle velocity of 4110 fps. The 220 Swift Ammo uses .224 bullets despite its name and continues to be the most accurate high-power .22 cartridge created. Like other high-velocity cartridges, it usually has erratic performance on larger specimens unless you utilize bullets constructed for this purpose. The .220 Swift Ammo shoots flatter than other ammo at 325 yards. It is also known to deliver 725 foot-pounds energy. The cartridge length of the 220 Swift Ammo is 2.680 inches, leaving enough room for standard short-action magazines. In addition, with its powder capacity, today’s longer high B.C. bullets are an excellent choice for increasing its versatility. With the 220 Swift Ammo, you can achieve muzzle velocities as high as 3,350 fps with a 75-grain bullet. It is also famous for its precisions and offers users long-range performance and minimal wind deflection. Besides its use for long-range rodent control work, it is also ideal as a long-range coyote cartridge. In states where .22 calibers are legal for hunting big games, the 220 Swift Ammo is a proven killer of mule deer, pronghorn, and even whitetails. It is an excellent choice for ringing steel at a distance; all you have to do is pace yourself.

About The .223 Remington Ammo is bottlenecked and rimless cartridge, developed in 1957 for the United States Army when the need for a small-caliber cartridge capable of delivering a high velocity arose. Even to this day, the .223 Remington Ammo is considered one of the most popular bullets and is used by various manual action and semiautomatic handguns. The .223 Remington Ammo offers better accuracy in NATO barrel chamberings than the 5.56x45mm Ammo. Even though these two bullets are pretty similar, they require significantly different chambers to be used properly. A longer barrel of the gun typically offers a greater muzzle velocity. When it comes to the .223 Remington Ammo, the muzzle velocity decreases or increases about 25.7 feet per second for an inch on barrel length. The overall length of this bullet is 57mm, and the bullet diameter measures 5.7mm. Velocity offered by the .223 Remington Ammo is 3,750 feet per second while producing an energy level of 959 ft. lbf.  Manufacturer In the year 1962, Remington Arms designed the .223 Remington Ammo, and in the coming year of 1964, Remington Arms and Fairchild Industries developed this bullet.  Uses The .223 Remington Ammo has proven to be the most popular cartridge in its category and is widely used in a manual action, semiautomatic rifles, and even handguns. The .223 Remington Ammo is used for hunting small to medium-sized game and self-defense.  

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