Wanted Or Trade For A LH Rifle Chambered In .220 Swift

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please message me if interested, or if you've run across one at a gun shop. i think ruger had a run of hawkeyes? that or a mod 70 would be my preference.
i would entertain a righty if no "correct hand" ones can be found. thank you
 
any good recommendations on a rifle action chambering to start a build for a 220 swift?
 
Any left handed win70 short action from .308 parent cartridge should work.
 
A donor action anymore could cost as much, if not more than buying a “semi custom” action that is already trued and ready for whatever build you would like. A Stiller Predator or Tac30 is a very good price point action in left handed to start your build, are readily available and have proven to be a very accurate platform. Sky is the limit from there. My two cents from being a lefty and the owner of a part time custom rifle building business! There’s a .204 and a 22 Creedmoor, both on Stiller actions

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Good advice above. I run lefty Stiller or Defiance for anything 35 cal and under. Anything 9.3 and above then I try to source a lefty CRF action which as you know gets pricy...not that CRF is 100% necessary but it definitely increases the resale value should I ever let it go.
 
Thanks guys, I’m on a new mission now!
But… if any correct hand shooter has one please message me
 
I would advise avoiding any donor action with a case head diameter of 0.473 as the Swift has a bit smaller case head....I think 0.445 is listed. I owned one in a Ruger No. 1, and that is the action I'd suggest if looking for a donor. Easier to make a bolt face bigger. Not so easy to make it smaller.......JMO...........FWB
 
Any one wants to part (sale or trade) with a ruger no 1 in 220 swift chambering please shoot me a pm. I know there are some on the other sites. But I would prefer to deal with guys here
the older the better and 26” barrel. Thanks
 
I would advise avoiding any donor action with a case head diameter of 0.473 as the Swift has a bit smaller case head....I think 0.445 is listed. I owned one in a Ruger No. 1, and that is the action I'd suggest if looking for a donor. Easier to make a bolt face bigger. Not so easy to make it smaller.......JMO...........FWB
.473 rim diameter on the 220 Swift same as .308 and others.

Pureprecision makes a lefty R700 clone, albeit on back order. I just took delivery on one of their muzzleloader actions and fit and finish are excellent.


Edit: Kelbly's has a LH repeater in stock at a really good price. I have three of their Atlas versions, very well made and customer service is five star.
 

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Ya, Hog's right on that.........I was wrong on the case head diameter...........best of luck......FWB
 
I am a Swift fan, have been shooting and reloading that caliber since the late 70’s. But, I don’t recall ever seeing a left had model.
Good luck to you, great caliber!
 
any good recommendations on a rifle action chambering to start a build for a 220 swift?


Lefty guns are hard to find and annoying for anyone but a lefty to operate, and are hard to sell if you want to get rid of them.

Suggestion: Buy a Ruger #1 single shot that is ambidextrous. Everyone can enjoy it in your friend circle, and you won't be stuck with a hard to sell turd if you or your estate tries to sell it later.

220 swift, 204 ruger, and 22-250 were all made in the Ruger #1 action over the years.
 
Any one wants to part (sale or trade) with a ruger no 1 in 220 swift chambering please shoot me a pm. I know there are some on the other sites. But I would prefer to deal with guys here
the older the better and 26” barrel. Thanks


There are several Ruger #1 configurations. The K1 is the shorter "stalking rifle" config. There is a "Heavy" and a "Tropical" as well...you don't want those. You want the "Varmint" model that got the heavier and longer bull barrel and a larger forend. That would be the ideal config for whatever you intend to do with a high speed 22 bore.
 
Lefty guns are hard to find and annoying for anyone but a lefty to operate, and are hard to sell if you want to get rid of them.

Suggestion: Buy a Ruger #1 single shot that is ambidextrous. Everyone can enjoy it in your friend circle, and you won't be stuck with a hard to sell turd if you or your estate tries to sell it later.

220 swift, 204 ruger, and 22-250 were all made in the Ruger #1 action over the years.
Haha that’s the point! I’ve bought so many rifles over the years “for everyone else”. And shot righty bolts for most. it’s nice to have a few of my own. still holding out for the left eye dominant grandkid. i do know what you’re saying tho about limited resale options.
 

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