Originally Posted by JLA
its a barrel burner no matter what metal the barrel is made of. It eats the throat away.
The Swift's barrel burner reputation is well known yet somewhat undeserved.
If you load it to the max, especially with slow burning powders, then yes you will have a throat erosion problem.
If you back off the load just 100fps the throat will last a lot longer.
Another reason you see burned throats in Swifts is that they were used for hot n heavy prairie dog sessions. Keep the barrel cool and it will last as long as a .22-250.
My last Swift went well over 5000 rounds before I sold it to a neighbor. Its stilli nnailing coyotes out to 300yds.