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  1. qwk
    04-17-2019 05:00 PM
    Hi Rick,
    What kind of portable shooting bench is that that you use? I would love to buy one just like it, and can't figure out who makes them. Thanks
  2. Silverfox
    07-14-2018 02:46 AM
    Rick--Well, you fellows convinced me to build a 20 VarTarg. I'm using the .204 Ruger barrel on my Savage Target Action and setting it back and chambered with a reamer that has a .234" neck and .010" of free-bore. Ramos work up some Lake City brass for me. They are ready to fire form. Lake City brass would be more work to form than the Lapua .221 Fireball brass so I ordered 300 of them.

    I seated a 32 gr. V-Max in the neck of one of the 09 Lake City casings Ramos made for me where the neck walls averaged about 0.0130" thick and the loaded neck OD is 0.2301".

    I took one of my virgin Lapua .221 Fireball casings and ran that up into my 20 VarTarg body die and the neck walls are an average of .01455" thick. I did not size the neck but it appears to be about the right diameter. I will wait with neck turning until I see how thick all of the necks are after I get them down to 20 VarTarg size. I'm pretty sure I'll have to turn them all.
  3. Waskawood
    05-13-2015 04:11 PM
    Hey Rick. As my resident Nosler guru do you have any insight when 17 and 20 caliber Vamagedden's will hit the market?? Hope skippy is still making himself plentiful.

    Starbuck Mn
  4. Bodei
    02-19-2013 06:52 AM
    Rick I loaded some 20VT made from 5.56 brass and shot 32 gr Zmax over 18.5 grains of H4198. They seemed like hot loads to me. What do you use to fireform, less powder? A few rounds with minor bolt stickiness upon extraction, other than that, no signs of overpressure.

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  • About Rick in Oregon
    Former Mfg'r of the BR Pivot
    High Desert of Central Oregon
    Precision Shooting/Varmints
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    Rick in Oregon - The East Side, where common sense still prevails.
    NRA Life, OHA, VHA, Vietnam Veterans of America


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