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    20 Practical bolt gun?

    Hi Folks, Anyone own a 20 Practacal bolt gun? I would love to know how they like it. Cheers V Man

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    Sorry meant 20 Practical.

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    Think the claw has or had one.
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    It's great, I have a can on mine and it's like shooting an airgun; a super lethal airgun at that :-)
    Muzzleloaders have big balls

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    What would your reason be for choosing this over 204 Ruger?
    Seems the only advantage it has is it's easy to make brass, but I didn't think 204 Ruger brass was overly difficult to find.
    Seems you may lose a little velocity too.

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    Also have one on the R8, cool wee cal.

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    Brass is 223 so cheaper and better selection (Lapua)than 204.Easy to reload. Can also get simliar velocities with good barrel life? Hard part is a 20 Practical is not that common in NZ a few shooters have the 20 Tactical. Seen some very tight groups with the Practical and if re-barrelling a 223 gives another option.
    Yes theres plenty of brass for the 204 and it's a factory rifle. 20 Practical is a build/gunsmith job.
    Hey Redbang what can you running and who built yours/whats the stock,action,barrel etc? Bet it would do some good damage on those South Island bunnies!

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    Tikka, rebarreled from 223, plastic stock. Gunworks did barrel and can. Running 32gr vmax @ 3900+. Half inch groups are the norm. Wacked a few wallabies, wabbits and hares with it, stops 'em dead ! Really nice to shoot, virtually no recoil to speak of :-)
    Muzzleloaders have big balls

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    Ultramatch barrel
    Muzzleloaders have big balls

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Think the claw has or had one.
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    Mine is a 20 Tactical. Great calibre, built on a Tikka 595 Continental Varminter. 24" True Flite barrel and Gunworks supressor. Built by Tony Titheridge. 40gr vmax at 3,900+, 1/2 MOA 5 shot accuracy generally.

    I went for the Tac over the Prac mainly due to brass. I also had a 223 that I loaded for so didn't want to have brass mix up's. Also, factory (Lapua made) 20 Tac brass is available from Dakota Arms. I paid less for it per 100 than what I would have had to pay for 223 Lapua brass, and its just load and shoot.
    If it's not a first round hit you need to practice more

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    I had a 204 Ruger prior to building my 20 Tac. The Tac gives up nothing on the Ruger in terms of velocity and accuracy, has better brass, and burns a couple grains less powder.
    If it's not a first round hit you need to practice more

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    Thanks guys for the info. and nice to see that you like the 20's!
    Redbang is your Ultramatch barrel from True Flite?

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    Yep
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    Yes, that article inspired me to get mine. Blew a few primers trying to get 4200 though ! Gave that idea up. . . .
    Muzzleloaders have big balls

 

 

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