We found out that that these did not have optimum rigidity for accurate target work (they were squishy and flexible). Ultimately we contracted to have our own hand guards fabricated to meet our specifications and get the rigidity we wanted. Fitted with the EGW bag-riders, Jewell trigger, and a Bartlein cut-rifled barrel, this rifle hammers. Posts: 4,754. #2171011 - 03/03/12 11:24 AM Re: 20 Practical load data [Re: yoteblaster] venatic Retired Moderator Registered: 06/11/03 Posts: 6990 Loc: In the right lane I would say no not exactly because the 20 tac has a 30 degree shoulder so slightly more room than the Practical. These hand guards were developed by me with the help of George Smith at Evolution Gun Works. Of course we wanted something innovative, but the key reason is that the 20 Practical offers better ballistics than the .223 Rem with light bullets, and the 20 Practical shares few, if any, of the drawbacks of a typical "wildcat" cartridge. Fred and I have done a lot with ARs over the years and he really 'knows his stuff' when it comes to ARs. Our 20 Practical AR is an extremely low-recoiling varminter. Then swap in the smaller .225" bushing for the second pass. I’ll do the same. It works best if you bring the necks down in two stages. (The 20 Practical cartridge is simply the .223 Rem necked down to 20 caliber — you can use standard .223 brass and load with standard.223 Rem dies. Use the .225" bushing for neck sizing for all subsequent loadings once the cases have been necked down the first time. We also are very particular as far as torque settings for the barrel extension and the barrel nut as we have found this makes a definite difference in the overall performance and accuracy of uppers. Check out the target below, shot with Sierra 39gr BlitzKing bullets. As for the barrel, I only use Liljas on my rifles. Blanks & Contoured Blanks; Bolt Action Prefits; AR Barrels. … Just unscrew the swivel stud, put the front bag-rider in place and attach one hex-head machine screw. With bullets of equal weight, the 20 Practical shoots flatter, and bucks the wind better than the .223 Rem alternative. Campfire Guide. No mechanical mods are required to your AR, other than a barrel change. Here some confusion comes in, I did see a few 20 Tactical rifles made with a 23 degree shoulder like the .223 Rem, but with the longer neck. Even with no serious load development, each group shot with the Bergers could fit under a dime. Modified 20 Tactical Case fits Hornady Lock-N-Load OAL Tool (formerly Stoney Point tool) $15.00 20 Tactical cases feed and function 100% in AR-15 Commercial Load Data is available on the web for the 20 Tactical from many of the powder manufacturers. My go to load is 24.6gr of RL-10x with a 39gr Sierra Blitzking. Good 20 Tactical/Practical loads? Whitley Crafts a Tack-Driving, Bag-Riding 20-Caliber Prairie Dog Rifle. It would have to be the 20 Practical. This is simply the .223 Remington necked down to .204. 20 p if you want smoking hot load, try 24 grs of rl10x behind 32vmax, that gave me 4200 fps. Front and rear EGW Bag-rider blocks are sold as a set for $75.00. Campfire Guide. Anyways: I've tried to use hodgdon .20 tactical load data, but it seems there max load is a good starting load in my gun. I then ran a tight-fitting patch down the bore with a jag on a cleaning rod. He drilled his last 5-shot group into 0.257". Ogive is .020" from the lands and need to do different loads at different delta from the lands in addition to loads 0.1 grain around the node. That gun shot “lights out”, demonstrating how well the little cartridge works. I prefer the 2 1/4" heavier-walled aluminum free-float hand guards because they are very rigid. The AFR of the SI engines varies within the range 12:1 (rich) to 20:1 (lean), depending on the operating condition of the engine (temperature, speed, load, etc.). Why did we choose the 20 Practical chambering for this rifle? The 20-Cal Blitz-King's BC is 46% better than the equivalent .224 bullet. Clamp-On Gas Block It is simple and easy. And it definitely shoots. That's a BIG difference. *Hodgdon's Reloading Data Center lists 3601 fps as the velocity for a "Max Load" of H4198 and Nosler 40gr bullet in the .223 Remington. Member : Join Date: Jan 2016. OP. The tan, adjustable stock is a Magpul PRS model (Gen II). That copper is a sign of bore deformation. Beyond 250 yards the difference in drop and drift is quite pronounced. It offers better ballistics than a .223 Rem, with less recoil, and more velocity. & Cooling Load Estimation 2012 Instructor: A. Bhatia, B.E. See Video Below On How Easy It Is! Great caliber. Bottom line, grain for grain, the 20 Practical can shoot flatter than a standard .223 Rem. Then he shows how to seat a bullet with the Redding Comp Seater die. Dennis got his upper from Whitley’s AR-X Enterprises. The 20 Practical is accurate, flat-shooting, and has almost no recoil. Overall, it is a slick system. You can start with .223 Rem brass, and just size down the necks with a neck-bushing die. He does the same with the muzzle as well so that the crown is concentric with the bore and perfect and uniform in all respects. Joined Jun 15, 2010 Messages 165. The 20 Practical is an ideal 20-caliber solution for AR15 platforms. An extended rail of this type is a "must-have" if you're mounting a large optic on an AR with a standard-length buttstock. To learn more about the 20 Practical cartridge for AR rifles, visit Robert Whitley’s 20 Practical Webpage. I have been reloading for about 35 years and have always relied upon others for load development and that's why i posted on this exchange. Click Here to find out more about the 20 Practical. The 20 Practical, launching 40-grainers at about 3750 fps, shoots flatter than a .223 Rem with 50gr hollowpoints. I could easily see my shots hit paper. … … From the chart above, starting with a 200-yard zero, a 20-Cal 40-grainer launched at 3850 fps will drop 7.82" at 350 yards, while a .224-Cal 40-grainer (launched at 3600 fps) will drop 11.55" at 350 yards. There you’ll find load data, info on dies and reloading, plus advice on hardware and barrel selection. Anybody have some good 20 Tactical or 20 Practical loads they'd like to share? With more load development (and perhaps a different powder), who knows, this AR might shoot even smaller. (Red, blue and other colors are available on request). Rigid is the way to go if you want accuracy in an AR. However, I also built a second upper along with the one for this project and the accuracy of that was excellent as well. Skagit County, WA. The combustion may take place in a controlled manner such as in an internal combustion engine or industrial furnace, or may result in an explosion (e.g., a dust explosion, gas or vapour explosion or in a thermobaric weapon).. For accuracy work with ARs, there is also no better gas block than a clamp-on unit. It is an excellent chambering. You can neck .223 cases down in one pass with a standard .223 Rem bushing die, fitted with a smaller bushing. Totally … I did not test a wide variety of other loads because the rifle was to be sold so we wanted to keep the round count down. You can start with.223 Rem brass, and just size down the necks with a neck-bushing die. Posts: 4,754. Now your brass is sized and ready for loading. In the accompanying video, Robert Whitley shows how to neck down .223 Rem brass using two bushings in sequence. However, for our intended purpose, namely shooting prairie dogs and other small varmints, the 20 Practical chambering offers a significant advantage. If you've ever shot an standard flat-top AR with a high-magnification scope, you know that the ergonomics are all wrong. Because of the superior BCs of the 20-caliber bullets, together with their higher initial velocities, the 20-Cal projectiles exhibit less drop and less drift than do .224-caliber bullets (of similar weight). But those steps require no special equipment for the 20 Practical. The hand guard is a 2 1/4" round, heavy-walled aluminum free-floating design with a very durable, baked-on black powder coat finish. ", Ideal Varmint Platform with Ultra-Low Recoil The lower is equally exotic. 20 Practical Load Development. AccurateShooter.com forum member ‘Dennis in VA’ recently put together his own 20 Practical AR with all-premium components. For all these reasons, the clamp-on gas block is a far superior to other designs in my view. Good Selection of 20-Caliber Varmint Bullets But a .20-caliber version of the .223 Rem may be an even better choice for prairie dogs and other small varmints. 20 tactical like Geedubya. Popularized for bolt guns by Warren B (aka “Fireball”), the 20 Practical is also an excellent choice for an AR-platform varmint rifle. Flat-Shooting 20 Practical Chambering You can start with .223 Rem brass, and use .223 Rem dies with minor modifications. Our own AR ‘Ultimate Varminter’ project rifle, developed with Robert Whitley, was chambered as a 20 Practical. Dennis took his impressive new gun to the range yesterday, and it looks to be a tack-driver. The rigidity of the receiver and hand guard also help. Robert worked with Evolution Gun Works (EGW) in Quakertown, PA, to develop machined Delrin bag-riding units front and rear. 20 Practical brass is a lot easier to make from .223 Rem than 20 Tactical. One can use regular .223 Rem brass, and even reload with .223 Rem dies with a few, inexpensive conversion pieces. Put the .233" bushing in a Redding Type 'S' bushing die and run your cases through for a first pass. Good question. Is It Accurate? Give us a call: (503) 410-5583 | sales@columbiariverarms. That gun was auctioned off, but Robert Whitley (AR-X Enterprises, LLC) continues to produce custom 20 Practical AR15 uppers. The gun tracks straight back. You can seat bullets using a regular Redding .223 Rem competition seating die with no mods. The rigidity of the receiver and hand guard also help. He indicates the bore of the barrel in his lathe so that the chamber and the threading for the barrel extension are both concentric and true to the bore, and the shoulder for the barrel extension is 100% perpendicular to the bore as well. The load was with 26.0 grains of H335, CCI BR-4 Primers, Winchester brass, and the Berger 40-grainers going right around 3750 fps.". (NOTE: regarding this H335 load, we advise to start 10% low and work up.) No mechanical mods are required to your AR, other than a barrel change. Hodgdon's H322 "Max Load" for the same bullet runs 3574 fps in the .223 Rem. It seems with my AR rifle that the .20 tactical load data found at the hodgdon web site had been odd in my .20 practical.. ( This is what I found, WITH MY RIFLE) I just wanted to share my experience and see if anyone has found the same. The 20 Practical feeds and functions 100% reliably with standard AR15 magazines. Today I met up with Nigel (AKA Minkstone) at Garlands and we did a bit of load development with my 20 Practical, the rifle specification is as below. Robert reports: "The very first group shot off the bench after sight-in is shown in the above video. The Delrin blocks slide easily in the bags and make the gun ultra-stable. Because of the promising results on the 700 action, I am currently building an AR-15 upper in 20 practical and can't wait to shoot that. Check out the target below, shot with Sierra 39gr BlitzKing bullets. To save time in the video, Robert skipped the steps of adding primer and powder. Bang for your buck? The standard military-style, flat-top upper receivers are made from excellent quality metal, but because they are made for a carry rifle, they strip as much metal off them as they can to reduce weight. That’s three shots in 0.375″ edge-to-edge, at 100 yards. my other 2 20p's shoot 24.5 g of aa2015 behing 40 vmax For example, the BC of the .204-diameter 40gr Sierra Blitz-King is 0.287, while the BC of the .224-diameter 40gr Sierra Blitz-King is 0.196. In truth, the 20 Practical is about as close to a SAAMI cartridge as you can get. You can use a Redding Type S FL Bushing die. The .223 Remington is a popular defensive cartridge and an excellent varmint round. With the outstanding Bartlein barrel, this gun delivers easy half-MOA accuracy. You Better Believe It! Without any special load development, the gun has proved very accurate, putting 5 rapid-fire shots in a dime-sized group at 100 yards. Our Ultimate AR Varminter features a 24" Bartlein 11-twist cut-rifled barrel, DPMS side-charging upper, and a Jewell trigger. Just loosen the two clamp screws and do what you need to do. The Bergers hit the lands about 2.238" OAL, so Robert loaded his rounds to about 2.228" OAL (.010" off the lands). Front and rear bag-riders can be attached in a couple of minutes. Ten-thousandths off the lands proved very accurate with the Berger 40-grainers. We knew the basic, unmodified AR15 design did not work well with a pedestal rest and rear bag, so we set out to fix that with a better set-up for riding the bags. In the rear, the bag-rider replaces the rear sling loop. We call this 20-223 wildcat the “20 Practical” because it uses standard .223 Rem brass (available everywhere) and because it is easy to load and shoot (hence “practical”). The 20 Practical feeds and functions 100% reliably with standard AR15 magazines. Questions? Watch the video below to see Robert shoot the gun. Rifle Barrels. Machined from billet by American Precision Arms, it is fitted with with a RRA LPK and a Geissele trigger. #1928580 - 06/03/11 02:53 PM Re: .204 vs. .20 Practical vs. .20 Tactical [Re: CatShooter] deaddogwalkin Die Hard Member III Registered: 12/22/05 Posts: 2341 Loc: SE Iowa Of the 4 that you listed I would go with the 20t or the 20p over the 204. Robert explains: "The 20 Practical is a low-recoiling cartridge to start with, but in an AR-15, the perceived recoil is even lower than with a bolt gun of equal weight. No special case-forming dies are necessary. Again, installation is easy. Retail price is $89.95. This upper features a rigid, heavy-walled DPMS Low Pro upper receiver assembly that was modified for a side charging handle. I have had great luck with them. While Carl is still working on special (top-secret) “furniture” to help the 20 Practical AR ride the bags, Robert was able to test the first complete 20 Practical AR upper built with a Bartlein barrel. A self-loader such as the AR15 is a good choice as a prairie dog gun because it allows quick follow-up shots. Y. It features a heavy billet upper receiver (with side charging handle), fitted with a 24″ PacNor SS Super Match 11-twist barrel. Home / AR-15 /.20 Practical /.20 Practical caliber 24″ length.20 Practical caliber 24″ length $ 324.99. You can use your existing .223 brass -- no special case-forming required! With the direct gas impingement bleeding off energy to cycle the action, it seems like the AR15 has a built-in, recoil-reduction system. That's superb accuracy for any varmint rifle, much less a semi-automatic. There is an excellent selection of 20-caliber varmint and match bullets that have higher ballistic coefficients than .224-class bullets of equal weight. I'm looking for a load in my AR-15 LC brass Remington 7 1/2 br primer Hornady 40 gr. I Also have a 20 vartarg which is another gem. Popularized for bolt guns by Warren B (aka “Fireball”), the 20 Practical is also an excellent choice for an AR-platform varmint rifle. In the beginning when we first started building uppers, we experimented with hand guards made from some composites and other materials. When Robert really concentrated, on his last 5-shot string (photo right), he posted a .257" group. (The 20 Practical cartridge is simply the .223 Rem necked down to 20 caliber — you can use standard .223 brass and load with standard.223 Rem dies. First remove the .223 Rem decapping assembly and replace it with the 20 Cal decapping rod assembly (the same assembly used with Redding .204 Ruger dies). So far, each 5-shot group I've shot with the gun can be covered by a dime. Yep it's possible. An Ergogrip tactical deluxe Suregrip completes the build. A side benefit is that you can easily take the gas block on and off and re-adjust things if you need to service the upper. After running a QuickLOAD simulation we determined that H335 should give good velocity and load density. Posts: 82 Not one soul has tried 10×???? The upper also features a clamp-on gas block, custom-made to our specifications. Even off a wobbly rest, without the bag-riders, the gun punches small groups. The .20's come into their own as a varmint gun with the 50 and 55gn Berger VLDs. That’s three shots in 0.375″ edge-to-edge, at 100 yards. The “20 Practical” is a great little cartridge created by simply necking down the .223 Remington to 20 caliber. Robert Whitley (AR-X Enterprises, LLC.) To prepare the brass, all you need is a .223 Rem bushing die with .233" and .225" bushings, plus a 20 Cal decapping rod assembly, Redding part #14206, priced about $15. Buy, Sell, and Trade your Firearms and Gear. Joined: Oct 2014. The front bag-rider is contoured to match the handguard profile so it fits securely with no wobble. About 95% of the uppers we sell are equipped with rigid, heavy-walled upper receivers because the customers are looking for accuracy and understand that a rigid upper receiver is best for that purpose. Of course, if you speed up the .224 40gr bullet, some of that gap is made up, but we've used typical max velocities* for these cartridges. The 3"-wide front "sled" attaches to the threaded anchor for the sling swivel stud, while the rear bag-rider mounts in place of the standard metal rear sling loop. The skeptical reader might then ask, "Well, why not just stick with the .223 Rem in an AR?" Just swap in a smaller expander and use smaller neck bushings.) There is nothing wrong with the .223 Rem. ", In the video above, you can see Robert shooting the gun for the first time. Rifle is a tack driver and a ton of fun in the prairie dog towns. With the direct gas impingement bleeding off energy to cycle the action, it seems like the AR15 has a built-in, recoil-reduction system. Its always fun to read about others experiences and really enjoy this exchange. Beware... those set screws can create a bulge or tight spot in the bore. Oct 16, 2012 #1 R. robbobsam Well-Known Member. If you move your head far enough back to get correct eye relief, it's nearly impossible to shoulder the gun properly, particularly in the prone position. The 20 Practical is an ideal 20-caliber solution for AR15 platforms. Quarter-MOA from an AR? Mounted to the upper is a +20 MOA, GS-1 Scope Rail from GG&G. In an AR this can be problematic because you are on the ragged edge of the ogive when you load to 2.260, or standard mag length, in the AR. Get a .20 Practical cut on a 1:9 or 1:8 blank. The first propellant I chose to load is Ramshot TAC. Have not progressed that far with load development of my BHW 20 Practical, but here are my results to-date. Our 20 Practical AR is an extremely low-recoiling varminter. Using 25.3 grs I’ll check that I necked the brass correctly and fire formed. The front block attaches via the swivel stud mount. 20 Practical – A Potent, Accurate Varmint Cartridge, Based on the .223 Rem, VANGUARD Endeavor ED 10×42 MOG Binoculars Product Review. Just swap in a smaller expander and use smaller neck bushings.) The clamp-on blocks completely eliminate this deformation issue. V-max # 22606 Powder Alliant reloader 10x charge weight Looking for reloader 10 data only Thanks guys #2 06-21-2017, 03:48 AM 1coolcat. Firearm Discussion and Resources from AR-15, AK-47, Handguns and more! We review 20 Practical ballistics in a sidebar below. EGW produced a great system consisting of front and rear Delrin blocks. The ultra-low recoil allows you to easily see your hits, even without a muzzle brake. These gas blocks were developed by myself and George Smith at EGW. With its standard 23-degree shoulder, the 20 Practical case also feeds flawlessly through an AR-15. I shoot them from my .204 with a 1:9 Shilen, but what it leaves me with is an auto-ejecting, manual loading, single shot rifle. The answer was fitting a GG&G GS-1 mount. The 204 is longer and you must seat the bullets deeper. Just swap in a smaller expander and use smaller neck bushings.) A loaded 20 Practical round will easily touch the lands on an AR-15 while fitting into the magazine with no problem. As with all uppers we build, the receiver face was specially trued and the barrel extension was bonded into the upper receiver with Loctite (in addition to being held in place by the barrel nut). Shooting from a Caldwell Fire Control Rest supplied by Battenfeld Technologies, the accuracy was remarkable, even in rapid-fire. With a semi-auto such as the AR15, it's wise to keep your bullets off the lands. If I loosened the set screw the tight spot went away. Magnus Bullhead Broadhead Product Review – The Perfect Turkey Broadhead. Heavy-Walled, Free-Floating Hand Guard for Accuracy The 20's are easy to load for, they just like to shoot well. Using a Hornady Lock-N-Load OAL tool, Robert measured the distance to the lands for Berger 40gr BTHP bullets. Robert reports that the accuracy of the first 20 Practical AR15 was no fluke. Robert reports that the accuracy of the first 20 Practical AR15 was no fluke. And in the wind, BC rules. Accuracy came easy with the 20 Practical. It feeds and functions 100% out of an AR-15, and is an excellent varmint cartridge - almost no recoil, very high accurate velocities and explosive bullet performance. Our project goal was to create the "ultimate" semi-automatic varmint/prairie dog rifle. Forum member ‘Dennis in VA’ recently put together his own 20 Practical AR with all-premium components. www.PDHcenter.com PDH Course M196 www.PDHonline.org Page 1 of 79 HVAC Made Easy: A Guide to Heating & Cooling Load … Modern internal combustion engines operate as much as possible around the stoichiometric AFR (mainly for gas after-treatment reasons). Design and Gunsmithing of the Upper Receiver by Robert Whitley Air–fuel ratio (AFR) is the mass ratio of air to a solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel present in a combustion process. The 20 Practical Varmint Cartridge The 20 Practical cartridge is a.223 necked down to 20 Cal. Location: Ohio. OMG !!! The 50gn loads to right around 2.30" and the 55gn to 2.35". The beauty of the 20 Practical as a cartridge is its simplicity. Plus the 20 Practical, by all indications, appears to be an inherently accurate cartridge that “wants to shoot”. Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings (2 customer reviews) AR15 .20 Practical caliber barrel with extension 416R stainless steel 3 polygonal rifling. may be contacted via his website www.6mmAR.com. Moreover, with clamp-ons, you don't have to put them on real tight to stay put, and they completely seal off leakage around the barrel. Bullets in the 35-45 grain range work great in the 20 Practical. Expected delivery will be from 6 to 12 weeks depending on caliber selected and production schedules. Robert reports: "This rifle is a real shooter, as the video demonstrates. The net result is that the standard flat-top upper receivers are thin and flexible and not ideal for accuracy work. To my surprise I could feel the patch hit a tight spot in the bore right where the set screw for the gas block was placed. Yondering. GG&G GS-1 Extended Rail for Proper Eye Relief The 20 Practical also feeds and functions with 100% reliability in standard AR15 magazines. For this project, the upper was put together in the same manner as we do the 6mmAR uppers. Keep in mind this was done with no load work-up and I shot fast to ensure the video was not too long. that was too hot for me ,,I went with 23.5 grs of aa2015 , if gives about 3800-3900 in CBI barrel 1-12 twist. It is chambered in "20 Practical", a cartridge popularized by Warren "Fireball" Brookman. Dennis in VA has put together a very nice set-up to say the least. The 20 TAC and 20 PRAC can be shot magazine lenght in a 223 platform with no issues. This is a high-quality, rock-solid set-up that mounts securely to the top of a flat-top receiver. To make that longer neck a costly die set and a step or two more is needed to form the brass, and move the … Robert also has a video showing how to form 20 Practical brass. Dennis took his impressive new gun to the range yesterday, and it looks to be a tack-driver. We like to use the heavy-walled upper receivers and feel they are best for accuracy because of their strength and rigidity. Y. Yondering OP. In the table below you can see an example of a SI engine AFR, function of engine speed and torque. While reading articles on the 20 Practical; most said they started with 20 Tactical loads. Robert explains: "The 20 Practical is a low-recoiling cartridge to start with, but in an AR-15, the perceived recoil is even lower than with a bolt gun of equal weight. Front or rear pieces can be purchased individually for $40.00 each. We wanted a low-recoiling, flat-shooting AR that worked great with a front rest and rear sandbag on a transportable field bench (such as the Coyote Jakes bench). Riding on top is a Nightforce 5.5-22X50 NP-R1 scope in Nightforce ultra-light rings. 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