And Muddobber, I hear you. A lot of guys load their Swifts down and get fine accuracy but in my tests last year it seems mine groups the 50 grainers better if I push them. In fact, about 39.5 seemed best, but I backed off a grain since I was already "off the charts."
But I loaded up to 40 with it to test and still had no signs of overpressure.
But my two buddies both shoot -250s, so I figure why own a Swift if you are only going to shoot at what a -250 can do?
Then again, who is really going to notice the extra 2-300 fps? I don't think the P-dogs do!
Yeah, I guess barrel life could someday be an issue, but then again I'm not shooting thousands of rounds each year. We rotate about 7 rifles among three shooters, one shooting and two spotting (cheering for the "catastrophic disintegration" when it happens and jeering the misses which is half the fun!
), one week a year, maybe 2-300 rds per rifle, then maybe another 100 or so range time. If I get 10000 or so rounds before accuracy suffers a little, I will probably be done with my P-dog days anyway, or else own another rifle
But I guess I get to brag on them, about shooting a REAL "man's rifle" and all that