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Old 07-01-2011, 09:34 AM
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Re: Caliber of choice for PD/RC

BILLR, if you pull the trigger on a lot of PD's you may want to try a .20VT.

Heres my .20VT.
24" fluted, #8 Pac-nor 1:12
Rem. XR-100 Action Trued
High-Tech stock with Leupy FX 16x scope.

I love this little round for PD's, it is deadnuts on and deadly out to 300 yards and can be pushed to 400 pretty easily. I can push a 32 Blitz King (BC.218) @ 3750 FPS using only 18.5gr's of powder. No recoil so I can see my hits and the report is pretty easy on the ears also. Plus this thing runs supper cool on the barrel. It is one of the most efficient rounds out there, a must have for a small critter getter.

I bought It from my rifle smith, it was his personal rig. It soon will be wearing a Sightron SIII 6-24x50 and a new McMillian A5

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Results of a 417 yard hit


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Old 07-01-2011, 10:05 AM
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Re: Caliber of choice for PD/RC

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8262/doggin526001.jpg

Here's my 20 Vartarg...the barrel was built as a 204R.....then after 2500+ rds I had it rechamered to 20 VT..awesome cartridge...action is a Savage s/shot w/Accue trigger...rifle weighs in at 15# or so...no recoil what so ever...glass is 4-14 Weaver Tactical....deadly out to 500+ yds with the 40 V max @ 3554 fps on 19/H322....actually just smacked a lone p/dog this morning in my hayfield with it....190 yds or so...thought I had them all shot in my fields....have 'removed' 100+ dogs with this rifle in my hay fields the last year or so...quiet and very effiecient.....

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Old 07-01-2011, 10:29 AM
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Re: Caliber of choice for PD/RC

What is the twist on the barrel? I have wanted to try the 39 or 40grs since they have such sweet BC but the 32grs have been working so well that the smith suggested that I have not worked up any other loads. This is the time of year when I would rather be pulling the trigger rather then the handle.

Nice looking rig.

Jon
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:45 AM
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Re: Caliber of choice for PD/RC

Armed in Utah: I like the .20VT. I also like the rear mono pod with the wedge underneath it. I sold my PRS buttstock I used on my WOA AR because I couldn't make quick enough vertical adjustments with the flat buttstock on my standard rear bag. A wedge or a wedge shaped bag would have fixed that problem.

The bench looks pretty familiar also. We built a couple sinilar to those from some plans that writer Rick Jamison had floating around years ago. Very stable. What is the pipe on the side used for--rifle or spotting scope holder?
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:15 PM
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I'm kinda big on the .243 WSSM for the long stuff. I'll try adding a pic??
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:20 PM
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Re: Caliber of choice for PD/RC

Twist on my 20 VT is 12/3 groove....Pac Nor...same as my 20 Practical

VT bbl lenth is 25 3/4" after rechamber....20 PT bbl length is 26 1/2" after rechamber

I have build & sold tables and leg brackets around a few sites...along with some

local shooters....the side bracket is an umbrella mount....which I used today....the sun in

Utah's summer can be relentless...even before noon....it works well unless it is breezy...

Used my 223 AI today for 135 rds or so....still testing my new Vortex 6-24 PST...so far so good

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Old 07-02-2011, 03:30 PM
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Re: Caliber of choice for PD/RC

Ah, I get it. Excellent idea. Thanks, AiU.
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