.220 Swift Ballistics

History, Details, Ballistics, and Drop for the .220 Swift

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Cartridge Type: Rifle
Height: 2.205"
Width: 0.473"
Average FPS: 3845
Average Energy: 1674
Average Gr: 51
Recoil: 0.9
Power Rank: 1.96 of 20 [?]

The .220 Swift is an old cartridge made back in 1934 by Winchester and is based off the 6mm Lee Navy and even older cartridge designed back in 1894. This bullet grains range from 40 gr to 60 gr, and its speed ranges between 3,600 on the 60gr and 4,200 fps on the 40 gr. It should also be stated that the .220 was considered a Lamborghini cartridge when it was released as no other bullets reached the 4,000 fps let alone the 4,200 fps. The top end swift travels nearly 1000fps faster than the average .223 cartridge.

The .220 Swift is ballisticaly speaking a varmint round due to it's size, but some people do hunt larger game like deer in the states that allow for it. Many people don't believe in the power of hyrdorstatic shock, but proponents of the round say that the high velocity creates large amounts of "hyrdorstatic" energy causing heavy damage. Indeed if you've ever shot a ground hog or small varmint type animal with the round you've most likely seen the animal "explode".

Despite the age of this cartridge we expect it will be around a bit longer as it's really a fun and swift round. If you are hunting a varmint animal to stuff and mount at a local taxidermy shop..don't use the .220 Swift you'll spend hours trying to put the critter back together again, if you are hunting for fun or nuisance control this is a great cartridge.

*Casing image above is an artist rendering and not a real photo of .220 Swift Ballistics cartridge. While we have went to great lengths to make sure that it's as accurate as possible this rendering should not be used to generate specs for casings.

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Known Rounds

.220 Swift-Nosler Partition, .220 Swift-Hornady V-MAX, .220 Swift-Hornady V-MAX w/Moly, .220 Swift-Federal Nosler Ballistic Tip, .220 Swift-Norma Soft Point, .220 Swift-Hornady Hollow Point, .220 Swift-Federal Sierra MatchKing BTHP, .220 Swift-Hornady V-Max Moly VX, .220 Swift-Remington Pointed Soft Point, .220 Swift-Norma Oryx, .220 Swift-Winchester Pointed Soft Point, .220 Swift-Nosler Ballistic Tip, .220 Swift-Hornady V-Max w/Moly,

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Other Cartridges with Similar Widths (cartridges not bullets)

9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) (9x19mm), .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR), .444 Marlin, .280 Remington, .404 Dakota, .30-06 Springfield, .41 Remington Magnum, 7mm Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum, .44 Remington Magnum (Rifle Data), 6.5x54 MS (6.5 Mannlicher-Schoenauer), .30 Luger (7.65mm), 7.62x39mm Russian, .416 Dakota, .243 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM), 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum,

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Other Cartridges with Similar Length

.303 British, 7x57mm Mauser, .257 Roberts, .220 Swift, 8x57mm Mauser JS, 6mm Remington, 6.5x57 Mauser, .444 Marlin,

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Bullet Database

Image Cartridge Type FPS Energy Power Recoil Length
.17 Aguila rifle 1850 152 0.37 0.16 0.618
.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire rifle 2483 246 0.45 0.19 1.06
.17 Mach 2 rifle 2078 163 0.35 0.17 0.714
.17 Remington rifle 4145 877 0.95 0.45 1.796
.204 Ruger rifle 3935 1272 1.46 0.6 1.84
.218 Bee rifle 2760 778 1.27 0.56 1.345
.22 Hornet rifle 2719 706 1.17 0.54 1.017
.22 Long rifle 898 52 0.26 0.14 0.613
.22 Long Rifle High Veloci rifle 1341 152 0.51 0.22 0.613
.22 LR rifle 1061 99 0.42 0.19 0.613
.22 Short rifle 896 52 0.26 0.13 0.421
.22 Winchester Magnum Rimf rifle 2000 342 0.54 0.34 1.055
.22-250 Remington rifle 3787 1624 1.93 0.9 1.912
.220 Swift rifle 3845 1674 1.96 0.9 2.205
.221 Remington Fireball rifle 3097 958 1.39 0.67 1.4
.222 Remington rifle 3167 1091 1.55 0.74 1.7
.222 Remington Magnum rifle 3525 1241 1.59 0.79 1.85
.223 Remington (5.56x45mm rifle 3148 1254 1.79 0.8 1.76
.223 Winchester Super Shor rifle 3766 1826 2.18 0.95 1.67
.224 Weatherby Magnum rifle 3650 1627 2.01 0.9 1.92
.225 Winchester rifle 3570 1556 1.96 0.9 1.927
.240 Weatherby Magnum rifle 3396 2432 3.23 1.46 2.5
.243 Winchester rifle 3179 1952 2.77 1.25 2.045
.243 Winchester Super Shor rifle 3198 2228 2.55 1.37 1.67
.25 Auto (ACP) handgun 814 68 0.74 0.17 0.615
.25 Winchester Super Short rifle 3155 2387 3.41 1.57 1.67
.25-06 Remington rifle 3123 2360 3.4 1.57 2.494
.25-20 Winchester rifle 1460 407 1.26 0.57 1.33
.25-35 Winchester rifle 2230 1292 2.61 1.18 2.043
.250 Savage rifle 2820 1765 2.82 1.27 1.912
.257 Roberts rifle 2790 2039 3.29 1.47 2.233
.257 Weatherby Magnum rifle 3408 2836 3.75 1.76 2.549
.260 Remington rifle 2856 2282 3.6 1.73 2.035
.264 Winchester Magnum rifle 3170 2766 3.93 1.91 2.5
.270 Weatherby Magnum rifle 3335 3333 4.5 2.05 2.549
.270 Winchester rifle 3536 3775 4.81 1.82 2.54
.270 Winchester Short Magn rifle 3238 3166 4.4 2 2.1
.280 Remington rifle 2896 2793 4.34 1.95 2.54
.284 Winchester rifle 2880 2762 4.32 1.93 2.17
.30 Luger (7.65mm) handgun 1210 296 2.2 0.52 0.85
.30 M1 Carbine rifle 1987 964 2.19 0.99 1.29
.30-06 Springfield rifle 2815 2920 4.67 2.19 2.494
.30-30 Winchester rifle 2373 1888 3.58 1.6 2.04
.30-378 Weatherby rifle 3382 4520 6.02 2.55 2.908
.300 Dakota rifle 3183 4206 5.95 2.6 2.55
.300 H&H Magnum rifle 2880 3314 5.18 2.34 2.85
.300 Remington Short Actio rifle 3034 3494 5.19 2.36 2.015
.300 Remington Ultra Magnu rifle 3066 3610 5.3 2.64 2.85
.300 Savage rifle 2518 2280 4.08 1.78 1.871
.300 Weatherby Magnum rifle 3229 4074 5.68 2.63 2.811
.300 Winchester Magnum rifle 3026 3517 5.23 2.39 2.62
.300 Winchester Short Magn rifle 3078 3576 5.23 2.36 2.1
.303 British rifle 2540 2406 4.27 1.98 2.222
.307 Winchester rifle 2510 2518 4.52 1.93 2.015
.308 Winchester (7.62mm NA rifle 2681 2617 4.4 1.95 2.015
.32 Auto (7.65mm Browning) handgun 957 136 1.28 0.29 0.68
.32 H&R Magnum handgun 998 197 1.78 0.42 1.075
.32 Short Colt handgun 745 99 1.2 0.27 0.65
.32 Smith & Wesson handgun 680 88 1.16 0.27 0.605
.32 Smith & Wesson Long handgun 758 124 1.48 0.35 0.92
.32 Winchester Special rifle 2250 1911 3.83 1.95 2.04
.32-20 Winchester rifle 1210 325 1.21 0.55 1.315
.325 Winchester Short Magn rifle 2213 2174 4.43 2.78 2.1
.327 Federal Magnum handgun 1427 452 2.86 0.67 1.2
.330 Dakota rifle 2925 4369 6.73 3.11 2.74
.338 Lapua Magnum rifle 2927 4831 7.43 3.33 2.774
.338 Winchester Magnum rifle 2819 3916 6.26 2.93 2.5
.340 Weatherby Magnum rifle 3033 4615 6.85 3.3 2.825
.35 Remington rifle 2120 1876 3.99 1.87 1.92
.35 Whelen rifle 2638 3538 6.04 2.64 2.494
.356 Winchester rifle 2460 2687 4.92 2.22 2.015
.357 Magnum handgun 1294 528 3.68 0.89 1.29
.357 SIG handgun 1379 515 3.36 0.76 0.865
.38 Special (.38 Smith & W handgun 876 235 2.42 0.53 1.155
.38-55 Winchester rifle 1320 986 3.37 1.51 2.085
.380 Auto (9mm Browning Sh handgun 980 194 1.78 0.41 0.68
.40 Smith & Wesson handgun 1074 423 3.54 0.74 0.85
.41 Remington Magnum handgun 1276 763 5.38 1.23 1.29
.44 Remington Magnum (Pist handgun 1317 897 6.14 1.45 1.285
.44 Smith & Wesson Special handgun 911 361 3.58 0.81 1.16
.44-40 Winchester rifle 1060 499 2.12 1.07 1.305
.45 Auto (.45 ACP) handgun 937 403 3.88 0.93 0.898
.45 GAP (Glock Automatic P handgun 959 414 3.9 0.92 0.76
.45-70 Government rifle 1680 2274 6.1 2.43 2.105
.470 Nitro Express rifle 2134 5055 10.67 4.84 3.25
10mm Auto handgun 1199 546 4.1 0.96 0.992
6.17mm (.243) Lazzeroni Sp rifle 3618 2470 3.08 1.37 2.05
6.53mm (.257) Lazzeroni Sc rifle 3750 3122 3.75 1.69 2.8
6.5mm Remington Magnum rifle 3118 2655 3.84 1.72 2.17
6.5x55mm Swedish Mauser rifle 2673 2078 3.5 1.72 2.165
6.5x57 Mauser rifle 2543 1881 3.33 1.62 2.232
6.8mm Remington SPC rifle 2600 1696 2.94 1.41 1.686
6mm Remington rifle 3156 2145 3.06 1.4 2.233
7-30 Waters rifle 2700 1942 3.24 1.46 2.04
7.62x39mm Russian rifle 2363 1587 3.02 1.29 1.528
7mm Remington Magnum rifle 3024 3106 4.63 2.06 2.5
7mm Remington Ultra Magnum rifle 3121 3330 4.81 2.13 2.85
7mm STW (Shooting Times We rifle 3239 3494 4.86 2.31 2.85
7mm Weatherby Magnum rifle 3199 3476 4.89 2.2 2.549
7mm Winchester Short Magnu rifle 3134 3314 4.76 2.06 2.1
7mm-08 Remington rifle 2827 2448 3.9 1.8 2.035
7x57mm Mauser rifle 2602 2255 3.9 1.68 2.235
7x64mm Brenneke rifle 2818 2662 4.26 1.85 2.51
8mm Remington Magnum rifle 2900 3734 5.8 2.77 2.85
8x57mm Mauser JS rifle 2466 2511 4.59 1.81 2.24
9mm Luger (9mm Parabellum) handgun 1138 357 2.82 0.65 0.754
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