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New 20Practical Project !!!

 
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:32 AM
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New 20Practical Project !!!

I have just commissioned a new 20 practical varminting rifle, the action is a Tikka T3 stainless and the stock is the T3 Super Varmint, the donor rifle was a .222rem lite.

I an having a 26" Pac-Nor 11 twist Sendero barrel fitted chambered in 20 practical to enable me to use the .223 Lapua brass. I have purchased a set of Redding .223 competition dies and am surprised to find that Lee do not manufacture a 20 cal hand case trimmer !!!!

Do you guys know anyone that makes a hand case trimmer for the 20cal similar to the Lee ones ???

Also, I could do with a bit of reloading advice, I am hoping to shoot the 39 grain Sierra BK's to benefit from the fantastic .287BC but am not sure which powder will give me the best results in this rifle. I have done a bit of research and am lead to believe that either Reloder 10x or Viht 133 is a good starting point for velocity/accuracy in 20 practical, is this about right ????

Your help and advice will be very gratefully received.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:52 PM
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Re: New 20Practical Project !!!

Good afternoon.

You should check out Todd Kindler's website:

www.woodchuckden.com

He's extremely knowledgeable with 17 and 20 calibers. He has actually created several of the 17 and 20 caliber wildcats.
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:12 AM
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Re: New 20Practical Project !!!

Let me know on the 20 build. I just started one on a Stevens 200
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:50 AM
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Re: New 20Practical Project !!!

Hello and welcome Tmnpmg.

You may not get an update, because "robbobsam" has not been logged on since October of 2012.

In addition, you may want to check the site saubier.com for a ton of info on the small calibers and wildcats like the 20 Practical.

Don
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Re: New 20Practical Project !!!

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I have just commissioned a new 20 practical varminting rifle, the action is a Tikka T3 stainless and the stock is the T3 Super Varmint, the donor rifle was a .222rem lite.

I an having a 26" Pac-Nor 11 twist Sendero barrel fitted chambered in 20 practical to enable me to use the .223 Lapua brass. I have purchased a set of Redding .223 competition dies and am surprised to find that Lee do not manufacture a 20 cal hand case trimmer !!!!

Do you guys know anyone that makes a hand case trimmer for the 20cal similar to the Lee ones ???

Also, I could do with a bit of reloading advice, I am hoping to shoot the 39 grain Sierra BK's to benefit from the fantastic .287BC but am not sure which powder will give me the best results in this rifle. I have done a bit of research and am lead to believe that either Reloder 10x or Viht 133 is a good starting point for velocity/accuracy in 20 practical, is this about right ????

Your help and advice will be very gratefully received.
I have a 20 Practical also. Savage match action, Pac-Nor tube, Choate stock. My go to load is 25gnsof H-4895, 7.5 Rem primer, 40 gn V-Max. 600 yd shots have been made, with no wind. Does a job on them Utah prairie poodles. Chuck.
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