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#6384118 - 04/08/12 07:10 AM 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical?
Hawkeye_Reloader Offline
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Which 20 cal for build? Accuracy and barrel life are my main concerns. I confess I am not a fan of the 204's long leade.

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#6384740 - 04/08/12 10:06 AM Re: 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical? [Re: Hawkeye_Reloader]
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While I'm not a huge fan of the .204 either, I do own a couple. blush

I guess if I were building one, I'd likely go for a wildcat. I suppose by now, every reasonable case has been wildcatted to .20 Cal. So, given that thought; I think my pick would be either the .218 Bee necked to .20, or the .221 Fireball necked to .20... smile Just because... grin

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#6384763 - 04/08/12 10:12 AM Re: 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical? [Re: Hawkeye_Reloader]
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20-6mm.

Rock the 55 grain Berger LR bullets. A .381 BC @ ~4000fps would not suck eek.
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#6384863 - 04/08/12 10:47 AM Re: 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical? [Re: prairie_goat]
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#6384926 - 04/08/12 11:06 AM Re: 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical? [Re: ab_bentley]
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Guess I'm a little backwards... instead of necking something else to .204, I'd neck the .204 UP to .224...
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#6385719 - 04/08/12 03:57 PM Re: 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical? [Re: KDK]
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Built a 20 Tactical and while it is a tac driver I have only use it on occasion for coyote hunts. Have fired 634 rounds and the throat looks great but have never fired more than 2-3 in a row. Much like my 17's, it needs cleaned often to maintain accuracy. Friends that have 20's all have custom 204's and have burnt a few barrels in short order but they also volume shoot p-dog's with theirs.

My opinion only, go with the 8 twist and Berger 55 grainers.
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#6385725 - 04/08/12 03:59 PM Re: 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical? [Re: KDK]
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20 Practical if you want the ease of using readily available great brass. If you're running tight twist, then give yourself some mag box room, and you'll pretty much catch up with the other two anyway.

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#6385728 - 04/08/12 04:00 PM Re: 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical? [Re: DakotaDeer]
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AI is the best use of 223 brass that I know of.
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#6385775 - 04/08/12 04:14 PM Re: 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical? [Re: Steelhead]
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20 Practical is the best of all the 20's if building
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#6386209 - 04/08/12 06:01 PM Re: 204 Ruger, 20 Tactical or 20 Practical? [Re: bea175]
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The 35gn Berger at 3735fps in my 20VT is all the 20 cal needed,IMHO, depending of course, on the terrain hunted and the target species.

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