Wildcatting and Reloading. ). 20 Practical. When you neck size only you run the risk of getting a case stuck in the chamber on a hot day, with a hot gun. photo from Windigo Images. zr600: 3: 682: ... 20 Practical. At 24" long and with a 11° target crown these .20 Practical barrels are perfect for long range varmint hunting. Using my 20 Practical I’ll stick to the 1.750 lengths of the parent .223 Rem case. Rifle length barrels of 22-24 inches are typical for slug guns. Since we live in a “Be practical” type of world, we fired off a “Help!” missive to Dan Lilja, the honcho at Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels (P.O.Box 372, Plains, MT, phone (406) 826-3084), together with a cover letter that mused… “I’m looking for a good, technically-oriented response… but not a rewrite of Gone With The Wind “. Ritchs Precision Guns. By adding key components and fitting the gun with an ultra-accurate, 20-caliber Bartlein barrel, we've achieved something special. Barrels; Varmint / Predator Barrels; 6.8 SPC II Barrels; 3-Gun Competition / Tactical / SDM Barrels; 22 Nosler Barrels.224 Valkyrie; T2K Barrels; Ruger Precision Rifle Barrels; Limited Run Barrels; Fluting; Upper Parts. Velocity is 3750 fps with the Berger 40-grainers in a 24″ barrel, and the 32s will run 4000 fps with the right load. You can start with .223 Rem brass, and just size down the necks with a neck-bushing die. If you shop hard enough, you can find barrel length options from 7 inches all the way to 36 inches, which is pretty insane. [I Read a recent test that started with a 26" barrel and went down an inch at a time on the chrono,and found 23" was the sweet spot.Had intended to go to 18" or lower. A .25-06 is going to probably need at least 18-20 inches to take advantage of the large powder charge. I wish I had had mine threaded for a brake/can, but even wihtout a brake you can easily spot your shots if your position is good. Accessories and Parts. For the purpose of our new buyers though, it is pretty safe to talk only about the 11-inch up to 20-inch versions. 20 Practical barrel length? The 20 Practical is an ideal 20-caliber solution for AR15 platforms. Keep in mind that the shorter a shotgun barrel … Secondly I've made the mistake of using surplus ball for hunting twice. #2 03-04-2009, 02:31 AM woolenmammoth. fan. Hmmm, from what Chuck M says looks like 24" mite be where you would want to be if you want to burn all the powder. I’ve closed out coyotes/foxes/marmots at 400+ with little hold over. I have an 8lb jug of BLC-2 and quite a bit of h322. The Weird One. Qty. New brass is very easy to deal with but once fired appears to need annealing then full length resized using a small base die. This is a good question but it isn’t quite as simple as that. The 20 Practical (Left) next to a .223 Rem (Right). I already have a .260 but with a heavy barrel and weighing in at 13 pounds its not so handy as a throw it up and shoot type. 18 inches There are only slight differences in case Outside Diameter, shoulder angle, and case body length. No mechanical mods are required to your AR, other than a barrel change. .20 Practical caliber 20″ length $ 309.99. barrel length. One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others. Other good powders for the 20 Practical are H4198, N133, H322, and … All X-Caliber AR barrels are made to a 1.92" gas block journal length EXCEPT our Lightweight & Spaghetti contours which have a 1.00" length. Our enthusiasm for barrels shows with our quality and willingness to accommodate small batch orders as well as high-volume demands. Lol. Share with: Link: Copy link. They are the most common. Ballistic308. Barrels were pure custom until last month and now BHW has … Each barrel is individually crowned and chambered to ensure that the final product is a truly custom barrel. The objectives of all this are to produce moderate amounts of high quality ammo for varmint hunting using readily available components especially brass. I have a 20" Varmint contoured .20 Tactical (the cousin of the Practical, with the same case capacity), and in a 20" barrel, I'm still launching 32gr VMAX at 3900fps easily. Copyright © 1996-2020 AR15.COM LLC. A friends 30-06 rifle is 130 fps slower than my fastest rifle with ammo from the same box, both with 22" barrels. ... Barrel Length and contour help for 20 practical : kmshooter: 5: 1,409: by GLSHOOTER Apr 4, 2018 7:11:38 GMT -8 : new: Night hunting rig? I was wondering how short of a barrel I can get away with, in a 20 Practical, and still burn the power efficiently. 26" 2 item; Twist. And each barrel come pre-drilled with rifle length gas ports designed to … Your MV gain from a 22.5 to a 24 inch barrel will be close to nil. This caliber is a great choice when you’re looking for 4200 FPS or better velocities and you are shooting from a fixed position such as prairie dog shooting. Run a case into a Redding S-bushing full-length sizing die using a couple different bushing and you have a 20 practical. I have multiple rifles in 308, 30-06, and 6.5 CM. Warren's wildcat is simple, easy, and economical. The 20 Tactical has a longer neck and most of the time a 30 degree shoulder. I recently was talking with some guys at a long range shooting course and the topic of barrel length came up. Preferred Barrel Blanks Our company specializes in producing barrel blanks for precision firearms. HI Guys, New to the forum. The Weird One. Select options / Details.20 Practical caliber 24″ length $ 324.99. No mechanical mods are required to your AR, other than a barrel change. ARCHIVED; AR-15 » Build It Yourself. Re: 243 Win Barrel length Well I cancelled my ER shaw barrel, and pick up a almost new Shilen 243 win 26" varmint contour barrel in 1:8 twist. The simple truth here is that a 20” barrel is the optimum length for 5.56-based cartridges. If only 80 fps is loss, I'd be happy. 05-28-2009, 12:13 PM #7. mrbruce. This caliber is a great choice when you’re looking for 4200 FPS or better velocities and you are shooting from a fixed position such as prairie dog shooting. Barrel Length, Velocity and Accuracy Question January 23, 2015 2:48 am. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > pabst_20 Member. 204 Ruger. The 20 Practical has the power and capacity to drive many of the 20 Cal bullets 500+ fps faster than the .223 Rem can drive its comparable varmint weight bullets. 20 Practical brass to me is a lot easier to make from.223 Rem than is the 20 Tactical. I have a Sako L461 in Tac20 with a 21" barrel and it only gives up 60fps compared to my 24" TAC20. For the most part, I think things like barrel length and twist if your not buying a custom rifle, you get what you can get! 20 Inches. 275. I have some BLC 2 that I load and it will push 34 Gr Varmint Extremes at … 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. From hunters and military members, to competition shooters and general firearm enthusiasts, we welcome anyone who values and respects the way of the firearm. Black hole weaponry offers a 20" with mid length gas system, but the guy said I would need to mess around with my hand loads to get it functioning properly..just wondering if anyone has done this and how is it working out for you, [ARCHIVED THREAD] - 20 practical barrel length question. 18 inches Post Jun 12, 2010 #1 2010-06-13T00:26. .20 Practical caliber 24″ length $ 324.99 Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings (2 customer reviews) Robert reports outstanding accuracy with both 32gr and 40gr bullets. for cartridges on a standard length action, 308, I like max 22" and min 20… As you lengthen your barrel, you can change your load to use slower powders. Please note that the dimensions in parentheses indicate special neck diameters. Twenty inches is what the original 223 Remington round was built for. Thanks for the input. Due to the current political and social environment in the United States currently manufacturers of anything AR related are currently backordered on most AR parts, including AR extensions. Yes, 3" groups at 350+ yards all day long. .20 Practical Varmint Upper; Barrels. All else being equal, bullet velocities increased somewhat when going to a 4-inch barrel, but certainly to a 6 or 8 inch or even a 10-inch in some handguns intended for target shooting or hunting. I use a shell holder that has .003 inch ground off the top. 20 Inches. The extra barrel length not only provides extra velocity and range, but offers you a softer shooting, smoother handling rifle. Of all the contentious topics in the world of firearms, this elicits some of the most ferocious and deeply divided responses. Published experiments on how barrel length affects muzzle velocity have been done with the .22 Long Rifle, and from those experiments it has been concluded that generally any barrel length greater than 18 inches is actually causing the .22 Long Rifle bullet to slow down. Get a high quality barrel and do the proper receiver and bedding work and you'll have a good shooter regardless of barrel weight and length. Flat-Shooting 20 Practical Chambering Our Ultimate AR Varminter features a 24" Bartlein 11-twist cut-rifled barrel, DPMS side-charging upper, and a Jewell trigger. I'm shooting H322 and 32's out of it, it's not enough for me to even adjust POI when I swap ammo between the 2. Every since I switched my AR over to a 204 ruger I have been a 20 cal. Barrel wear in a centerfire rifle is almost exclusively due to throat erosion (cracks and roughness in the first 3-4 inches ahead of the chamber caused by heat, flame, and pressure). It's a 9 twist Shilen 18" AR-15. .20 Practical caliber 20″ length $ 309.99. Select options / Details.20 Practical caliber 22″ length $ 324.99. I prefer the shorter barrels like my 18" 6x45 but would like to get maximum potential out of the caliber. AR-15 AK-47 Handgun Precision Rifles Armory Training Competitive Shooting General Outdoors Archery Hometown Industry. No practical difference in a 20" vs. 22" barrel on a .308 WIN; simply a "look & feel" issue to the individual rifleman. Some with the same barrel length, some different. The WOA .20 Practical barrels are available in 20” and 24” lengths. Ballistic308. What is wrong, I got a really good deal on a 9.5"  Danial Defense lite rail ..there my favorite..and I have an AR-15 carcass crying to be brought back to life..I thought it would be a cool combo..light weight, fast , accurate..then I found out the best barrel length is 22-24" for the 20 practical..so I thought I would try to push 20" with a mid length gas system. As I stated before, I feel like the .223 performance lacks, even more so when you cut the barrel length down. fan. Bang for your buck? 22 Eley Ultimate. View Cart. Robert Whitley has been developing a 20 Practical AR15 for us. I could really use some help on what length barrel will get me maximum velocity out of the vartarg and well as the 20 tactical. Your MV gain from a 22.5 to a 24 inch barrel will be close to nil. Rated 5.00 out of 5. The whole system was built and balanced around a 20” barrel. Average groups at 100 yards are usually <0.25". 22 Creedmoor. The 20 Practical uses .223 Remington brass necked down to 20 cal. Just like your mom, I am not a fan of short barrels. 20 PPC. Me, I would opt for a 22". As you lengthen your barrel, you can change your load to use slower powders. At 24" long and with a 11 target crown these .20 Practical barrels are perfect for long range varmint hunting. .20 Practical Varmint Upper; Barrels. With the number of “overbore” rifle cartridges popular today, barrel erosion is becoming a hot topic. ... 20 VarTarg. There is 90 fps difference between the two 30-06 rifles with the same loads from the same 22" barrel length. 6x6.8 caliber 20" length. Criterion barrels are fantastic. Phone: 435.229.2121 Email: [email protected] Top Rated Products. View Profile View Forum … I full length size and trim to the suggested trim-to-length all of my brass. Any use of this content without express written consent is prohibited. Some of the more accurate .308/7.62 bolt guns I know of have 18 or 20″ barrels. 6x6.8 caliber 20" length. Perhaps a better question would be; what is the longest accurate barrel I could use? Some of the more accurate .308/7.62 bolt guns I know of have 18 or 20″ barrels. I can't seem to find the info on any of the powder company web sites. I get about 3600 fps from this with my 24 inch barrel .20 Practical and this is very close to what I get from my .204 Ruger that has a 22 inch barrel. We are chambering and fitting Shilen barrels for the following cartridges. Top #3234057 - 02/16/20 02:24 PM Re: Short barrel 20 practical build? You can neck .223 cases down in one pass with a … 22 LR Sport. HI Guys, New to the forum. I can't seem to find the info on any of the powder company web sites. A common barrel question goes something like this: What is the longest length barrel I can get for maximum velocity? Some shorter barrel and gas system length combinations with will also require a 1" gas block journal length instead of the usual 1.92" to make enough room for engraving our production stamp at the top front of the barrel. Project Guns. bullets (around 40 gr. With me I generally like on rifles with a long action a min 22" barrel to a max 24" barrel. High Power / Match Competition ; SPR Barrels.20 Cal. I could really use some help on what length barrel will get me maximum velocity out of the vartarg and well as the 20 tactical. My 2¢ Russ. My hot loaded .20 Practical holds 5/8 inch groups at 205 yards, and 3" groups at 350 yards. I was wondering how short of a barrel I can get away with, in a 20 Practical, and still burn the power efficiently. [ARCHIVED THREAD] - 20 practical barrel length question. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pabst _20, Jan 16, 2012. AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. AR15.Com reserves the right to overwrite or replace any affiliate, commercial, or monetizable links, posted by users, with our own. AR-15 AK-47 Handgun Precision Rifles Armory Training Competitive Shooting General Outdoors Archery Hometown Industry. Due to the current political and social environment in the United States currently manufacturers of anything AR related are currently backordered on most AR parts, including AR extensions. So I'm going to shoot it with the 26" barrel then plan on cut it down to either a 20-22" barrel to make it handier. Will the spread be bigger in the short barrel or will they be even closer since the Vartarg is so efficient and the 204 won't have the barrel length to exploit the larger amount of powder? Chambered in 20 practical..will it run well with a 20" barrel, Well from what little I have read they never mentioned gas length. Our prototype rifle is delivering 1/2-MOA or better accuracy with Berger bullets and H335 powder. About AR15.COM. Other than that, there is no accuracy gain or anything else. I have an 8lb jug of BLC-2 and quite a bit of h322. Joined: Dec 30, 2008 Messages: 123 Location: Central Missouri. It’s been my experience that moly coating adds at least 20 percent to accurate barrel life. Select options / Details.20 Practical caliber 22″ length $ 324.99. The 20 Practical chambering offers .204 Ruger-class ballistics using standard .223 Rem brass and easily-modified .223 Rem dies. It would have to be the 20 Practical. Yes, engineering developments have brought us some very capable bullet designs that work well from 16”, 14.5”, and shorter barrel lengths within a given range envelope, but the 20” will still do it better. The rifle below was set up with an upper chambered in 20 Practical, it features a side charging handle upper using the thick walled very rigid DPMS Low Pro upper receiver and a 24" 1:11" twist barrel which is perfect to stabilize the larger 20 cal. The WOA .20 Practical barrels are available in 20” and 24” lengths. AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. As the length of barrels increased within the same caliber, other factors began to change as well. Each barrel is individually crowned and chambered to ensure that the final product is a truly custom barrel. High Power / Match Competition ; SPR Barrels.20 Cal. Don't know if it helps, but I use BL-C(2) with 50g Bergers in mine. All Rights Reserved. It will be a nice varmint / deer rifle. Add to Cart. The most practical length for a big-game rifle barrel is 22 inches. General Ammunition. 20" will do you plenty. Primary considerations are energy at target, and how much weight do you want to carry. The only thing you`ll gain with a 22" barrel vs a 20" er, is just a little added velocity of around 20 to 25 fps per inch or roughly 40 to 50 fps in total. You can start with .223 Rem brass, and just size down the necks with a neck-bushing die. For example, competitive shooters using a 6 PPC typically replace a barrel after 700-800 rounds, and a 6.5-284 might also need to be replaced before the 1,000 shot mark. I get about 3600 fps from this with my 24 inch barrel .20 Practical and this is very close to what I get from my .204 Ruger that has a 22 inch barrel. With my 20 Practical I’ll stick to 1.750 length of the parent .223 Rem case. All of my ammo fits in everybody’s rifle of the same caliber, because I do this. This is simply the .223 Remington necked down to .204. If you have a magnum, 24 is the most you want, and you can get away with 23 inches unless you’re shooting something like a 7mm STW. The “20 Practical” is a great little cartridge created by simply necking down the .223 Remington to 20 caliber. These highly accurate barrels are made from stainless steel match grade barrels, have an 11° target crown and M4 feed ramps. Rated 5.00 out of 5 $ 309.99.450 Bushmaster caliber 20" length barrel. Ammo production can involve the use of military brass having crimped primers and this means the primer pockets need to have the crimp removed. The 20 Practical feeds and functions 100% reliably with standard AR15 magazines. 2. [ARCHIVED THREAD] - 20 practical barrel length question. Have made kills out to 311 yds with no hold Over. Barrel length affects velocity more when you tune the load for the barrel length. All X-Caliber AR barrels are made to a 1.92" gas block journal length EXCEPT our Lightweight & Spaghetti contours which have a 1.00" length. 22" vs 20" barrel length. The 20 Practical feeds and functions 100% reliably with standard AR15 magazines. 20 X 28mm. About AR15.COM. 275. 2. The .20 Practical project is now in the ammo production phase. It is chambered in "20 Practical", a cartridge popularized by Warren "Fireball" Brookman. 20 Practical for the AR15 Platform The 20 Practical is an ideal 20-caliber solution for AR15 platforms. Handguns. View Cart. I get to see all the Hits &/or misses. I want to build an ar-15 with a mid length gas system. View Cart. Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter to receive firearm news, product discounts from your favorite Industry Partners, and more. A 20 inch barrel seems about right to me for a riot gun, but it is definitely NOT a sporting gun and such weapons are not intended for shooting clay targets or any sort of game bird. It isn’t quite that easy, but almost. Twenty inches is what the original 223 Remington round was built for. In antipation of BHW coming out with a .20 cal. 20 BR. While our vendors normally ship our orders within just a day or two they are currently backordered on extensions and are telling us that we should have our orders by the end of September. Thanks in advance. It works best if you bring the necks down in two stages. 20-inch barrels allow you to maximize the velocity of a 5.56 or 223 Remington round. Thanks in advance. 20 Tactical. The extra barrel length not only provides extra velocity and range, but offers you a softer shooting, smoother handling rifle. We hold minimum tolerances across the caliber spectrum including minimum muzzle drift. This gun boasts superb accuracy, great stability on the bags, low recoil, and excellent ergonomics. Ballistics. Barrel length recommendations for .20 Practical 20 Practical AR "Ultimate Varminter" Warren's 4200 FPS "20 Practical" THE ECONOMICAL 20 PRACTICAL « Western Powders The 20-Caliber Black Rifle — AR Chambered in 20 Practical « Daily Bulletin 20 Practical - A Potent, Accurate Varmint Cartridge, Based on the .223 Rem | OutdoorHub.204 vs. .20 Practical vs. .20 Tactical - … Practical Riflery and OCW Forums > Practical Riflery and Handloading > Technical stuff... :) > 21.75" barrel lenth . If you have.223 Rem dies and brass, all you need to shoot the 20 Practical is a new barrel and a.230" bushing to neck down your.223 cases. Using a slow powder with a short barrel simply results in a huge muzzle bloom. For handling and manuvering, you`ll like the 20" barrel length a little bit better. barrel I'm curious as to which barrel length is optimal for the .20 Prac/ Tac. An additional 500-plus rounds may not seem like much, but it will add up over the course of a few barrels. All of my ammo fits in everybody’s rifle of the same caliber, because I do this. Thanks for the input. Let us show you that we can make a difference in your firearms! 22 Win. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. 20-inch barrels allow you to maximize the velocity of a 5.56 or 223 Remington round. 9 posts 21.75" barrel lenth 21.75" barrel lenth. Length. 22 LR Bentz. Comparing the 20 Practical and 20 Tactical Kevin tells us: “The 20 Practical and the 20 Tactical are almost identical cartridges. I have an ar lower waiting for an upper and Ive been very intrigued with the .204 ruger but I already have a ton of .223 components so thinking the 20 practical … New brass is very easy to deal with but once fired appears to need annealing then full length resized using a small base die. While our vendors normally ship our orders within just a day or two they are currently backordered on extensions and are telling us that we should have our orders by the end of September. I use a shell holder that has .003 inch ground off the top. I got a really good deal on a 9.5" Danial Defense lite rail ..there my favorite..and I have an AR-15 carcass crying to be brought back to life..I thought it would be a cool combo..light weight, fast , accurate..then I found out the best barrel length is 22-24" for the 20 practical..so I thought I would try to push 20" with a mid length gas system. Bolt Action Barrels. Phone: 435.229.2121 Email: [email protected] Top Rated Products. Guess there is one way to find out. Barrel length affects velocity more when you tune the load for the barrel length. ARCHIVED; AR-15 » Build It Yourself. Both my 20 tac's are 26 " Hvy S/S brls with Vias Breaks. Share. If you’re into starting ugly debates online, go to a shotgun forum and ask which barrel length is best. 22 LR Sport (std) 22 LR Match. And each barrel come pre-drilled with rifle length gas ports designed to … 20 Practical barrel length? Every since I switched my AR over to a 204 ruger I have been a 20 cal. Both times were good shots, one at 25 yards one at 75 yards lost both. AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. 20 BR Lapua. Safe to talk only about the 11-inch up to 20-inch versions 204 ruger I have an 8lb jug of and... 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