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Re: Swan barrels

Post by bigrich » 28 Mar 2018, 4:53 pm

thanks rod, that's a lot of detail. you've researched a fair bit.i actually have bought two magazines for my krico hornet . easy guy to deal with. i've got enough krico's for the moment, but i'm always on the lookout for anything rare and collectable. i had a weihrauch hw60j in 22 mag which had so many similarities to krico in design it's not funny. i think that's who krico turned into. very good qaulity rifles, fantastic triggers and very accurate. cheers mate
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Re: Swan barrels

Post by bigrich » 29 Mar 2018, 5:15 pm

sorry , meant to say i bought two mags of stewart gavin.easy to deal with fella. will keep him in mind if i cant get anything made in brisvegas
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Re: Swan barrels

Post by bigrich » 30 Mar 2018, 8:09 pm

well, tried different factory ammo in the hornet and this is the result. wind was a bit gusty at times (played havoc with my 22 lr ) better groups are possible .hornady 35gr v-max shot best. winchester 35gr varmit x second rem 45gr hp and PPU tied for third . considering cost and the good brass, PPU is good value. dirtys the bore quickly though , this swan barrel has had about 100 rounds through it now, so hoping groups tighten further. bit more practice by the nut behind the trigger will help too. :thumbsup:
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Re: Swan barrels

Post by Gunplumber » 12 May 2018, 10:46 am

Hi Rod “gunnnie” how is that Flamged going?
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Re: Swan barrels

Post by Bristles1 » 24 Nov 2018, 2:46 pm

Alan has been doing work for me for 30 years. He is honest and does good work, now that his son is with him he is getting more organized and his 'office' work is better. He is busy and sometimes he needs a little push but he is generally very reliable. Give him a call and see what is the issue and I am sure he can accommodate you. He is one of the good guys.
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Re: Swan barrels

Post by rustypic » 04 Mar 2019, 9:50 pm

I have waited four and a half months for my Swan barrel so it had better be good, that's when I finally get it. To you guys with 22 Hornets, you have to hand-load to get anything good and I found I had to re-chamber to K Hornet to be really happy.
I wondered why the ball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.

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Re: Swan barrels

Post by axio » 24 Mar 2019, 12:34 pm

Thinking about getting one of these from him, now theres stainless or chrome moly options

Understand chrome you have to get ceracoated or blued, other than that is there any reason to go one or the other? It will be going on a Howa 1500 stainless so i would assume getting a stainless barrel makes sense
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Re: Swan barrels

Post by bigrich » 24 Mar 2019, 12:44 pm

rustypic wrote:I have waited four and a half months for my Swan barrel so it had better be good, that's when I finally get it. To you guys with 22 Hornets, you have to hand-load to get anything good and I found I had to re-chamber to K Hornet to be really happy.


i've got moa out of winchester 22 hornet factory hollow points in the past , my swan barreled hornet does well with handloads , my madco barreled 6.5x55 does well also . both rifles respond well to handloads . as do others. if you want a affordable accurate rifle shooting factory ammo, get a tikka t3 with laminate stock in 223 , 1-9 twist barrel , decent scope and shoot the aussie outback with 69gn projectiles . i've seen many of these rifles shoot exceptionally well

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Re: Swan barrels

Post by bigrich » 24 Mar 2019, 12:56 pm

I think swan and madco makes good barrels. It can be a wait as both makers are very busy . Alan is a nice and knowledgeable old fella to chat to as well
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Re: Swan barrels

Post by gunnnie » 24 Mar 2019, 6:36 pm

Gunplumber wrote:Hi Rod “gunnnie” how is that Flamged going?

Hey mate, to be honest I haven't shot it in some time. Shoulder surgery, overseas deployment, working in Sydney & only home for a week every 2-2.5mths in the past few years, hasn't seen me on the range much. Have spent the majority of that little time on the pistol range.
But as to the rifle, I'm looking to change the rear sight & potentially front sight also. Not really happy with either one, so have been scouring the net over the past several months. I'm on long service leave at present & have been getting range time with my rifles, but the Lee is down the list a little.

I did source a qty of 200gn JFP pills, Sierra pills for the Win375. These feed very well from the magazine, certainly better than the Nosler 270's. So I will be doing some load work with these.

Actually, I have to re-stock my Zastava 9.3 so will look at taking the Lee with it when I hit the range next. :thumbsup:
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