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Old 05-25-2013, 09:29 PM
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.20 ppc

I'm in the planning stages for my next custom rifle. My first one was a .338 Edge (couldn't be happier with it) so now I'm going to the opposite end of the firepower scale. I've been looking at:

.20 Vartarg or .20 PPC. Right now I'm leaning toward .20 PPC for two reasons:

(1) I can shoot 55gr Bergers (if I can ever get them) in a 1:9 twist barrel and get some pretty nice yardage out of them.
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(2) I can get the parts, except the bullets.

By parts I mean brass. For some reason it's easier to get 220 Russian brass than it is to get .221 Fireball brass. I didn't say easy and I didn't say cheap but it's at least available.

My questions are:

(A) Why are the 55 gr Bergers so hard to get?
(B) Why is it so hard to find .221 Fireball brass?

I understand why .223/.308 and pistol ammo "parts" are hard to get... the fact that .22 LR is so scarce and expensive boggles my mind... but I really don't understand why .221 Fireball brass and 55gr Berger .204 pills are hard to come by.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:10 PM
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Re: .20 ppc

G'Day Mike

Just finished building a 20PPC for my old man. Here in Aus we can get after a bit of search Nosler & Rem 221 Fireball brass also Sako 22 PPC brass.
The reason we went PPC was due the rifle was originally a 7.62x39 so same bolt face as the PPC. Barrel twist is a 1:10 finding Bergers here espicially 55's in 20 cal is hard.
Otherwise a great little cartridge dynamite on vermin over here. Ballistically compared to my 22-250 I would need to run 60gr's + at the same speed to match the 40gr's in 20 cal over extended distance.
The PPC cartridge is very efficient.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:50 PM
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G'Day Mike

Just finished building a 20PPC for my old man. Here in Aus we can get after a bit of search Nosler & Rem 221 Fireball brass also Sako 22 PPC brass.
The reason we went PPC was due the rifle was originally a 7.62x39 so same bolt face as the PPC. Barrel twist is a 1:10 finding Bergers here espicially 55's in 20 cal is hard.
Otherwise a great little cartridge dynamite on vermin over here. Ballistically compared to my 22-250 I would need to run 60gr's + at the same speed to match the 40gr's in 20 cal over extended distance.
The PPC cartridge is very efficient.
Cheer
Rossco
Shawn Carlock / Defensive Edge built my little "pea shooter" for me and it is a nice little rifle. The 55's were a pain in the neck to find but I'm good to go now. I went with .20 Beggs and Nosler brass.



Heres a pic of my load test target. I load test at 200 yards.



And here's a pic of the final 5 round, 200 yard target. The triangle is 3/4" (19mm-ish)

It'll do



Last but not least here's the pea shooters big brother. It's a .338 Edge (Canyon Rifle package) and it shoots 1/4 moa groups. The .30-.30 Winchester in the pic is there to let the .338 know that it better shoot straight because it's replacement isn't far off

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Old 04-20-2015, 08:13 PM
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Re: .20 ppc

Nothing wrong with those groups with the 20 and 1/4 MOA with the Edge is bloody good stuff.
The old man has just started load work up with his PPC with AR2208 which is Varget. So far looking very promising I set up his dies so that he has a 0.002" jump.
You wouldn't believe what action I built his PPC on it's nothing that is main stream I'll tell you that. A few smith's said I was crazy but when I showed them the action they where very surprised.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:33 PM
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Re: .20 ppc

Now you've got me curious. What action did you use?
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:07 PM
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Re: .20 ppc

If you plan to shoot the 55s take a look at the 20 br. Have both and the br is better with bigger bullets.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:22 AM
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If you plan to shoot the 55s take a look at the 20 br. Have both and the br is better with bigger bullets.
Yeh it would be, a bit bigger powder capacity.
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