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Old 04-16-2018, 03:30 AM
GLWenzl GLWenzl is offline
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Default 20 Practical X-Terminator/32 gr vmax Load data

Somehow I lost my load data for the 20 Practical for the AR-15 upper I got from Adam. I couldn’t even remember if it was X-Tetm or Tac.

Finally settled on a load of 26 gr of X-Term using the 32 gr vmax and seated to fit the magazine, 2.250. I was looking over the 20 tactical loads for a reference.

I was surprised to see a nice group dead on vertically but it was about 2-1/2” to the left? Must not have been the same load or someone messed with my scope lol

Waiting on warmer weather and no snow to shoot some more with it.

Meantime if anyone has any Ramshot load data I’d be interested.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:00 AM
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Default 20 Practical X-Terminator/32 gr vmax load

GL. My western reloading book shows start load of 24.0 & max load 26.6 with the 32 grain bullet. This is for a 20 Tac, but that load data can be used with the 20 Practical also. If this helps. Bill K
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:18 AM
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Thanks Bill and I was looking at the same data,it helped me get to where I am at.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:23 PM
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Keep in mind X-Term and 2230 are the exact same powder these days.

If you are familiar with H335 and BLC2 2230/X-Term is a scootch quicker than H335 and TAC is close to BLC2.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:18 PM
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Default 20 practical loads

IMR 8208 XBR works well also, with 39 & 40 bullets in my bolt gun.
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:51 PM
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IMR 8208 XBR works well also, with 39 & 40 bullets in my bolt gun.
What is your load. Getting ready to work up a load and since I use 8208 in my .204....
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:25 AM
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Benchmark and 8208 are very close to each other in 20P, I'd suggest a sane starting charge of about 24.0g for either powder for a 32g-34g bullet and you may end up in the 26g+ area for full pressure 4000FPS loads.

Hodgdon needs to update the 204R and 20T load data those bullets (33g vmax, 36g Berger) ain't been around for a long time now.

I've used a bunch of H335/WC844 in 20P it works well if you have some to burn.

Its harder to find a 223 powder that DOESN'T work well in 20P, not picky at all.

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Old 04-24-2018, 01:12 PM
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What is your load. Getting ready to work up a load and since I use 8208 in my .204....
Standard disclaimer for load data. Currently 24.5 gr. of 8208 XBR with a Sierra 39gr. Blitz King. This is in LC 09 brass.
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