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Got back last week from a ten day shoot in Montana. WOW ! The big ranch started a poisoning program and cleaned off thousands of acres. We did find some hidden pockets and met some new ranchers. They provided us with more than enough shooting. The big story on this shoot is how well the new 20 Practical did. Sighted in at 1/2 inch high at a hundred yards the sight at a hundred yards was put on the base of the dog. At 200 it was put dead center. At 300 it was put on the top of the head. Very few misses. The 20 Practical is a wildcat built off the .223 case and necked down to the .20 caliber. No change to the shoulder angel and no fire forming. We loaded them with 8208 powder and H322. Ft per second was kept at a respectable 4080. HOT loads could go up to the 4250 ft per second. The donor rifles were Savage FV models in the .204 Ruger and .223 Remington. Barrels are Shilen select match grade. The barrels are premade chambered and ready to screw right into the Savage actions. The brass was various makes of the .223 Remington. I have been a big fan of the .204 Ruger cartrage for a long time. Due to the lack of brass for the .204 the 20 Practical is a simple solution with never ending amounts of brass that can be found anywhere. A great time and lots of shooting. can't wait for the next one.
 

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FYI. Included is a days drive there and a days drive back. Rained out 1 and a half days. So really 6.5 days of shooting. 246 rnds a day. ;-)
 

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FYI. Included is a days drive there and a days drive back. Rained out 1 and a half days. So really 6.5 days of shooting. 246 rnds a day. ;-)
That a lot of P Dogs:!:
 
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