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competitor ,what caliber?

Postby bullseye-69 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:38 pm

This is my competitor pistol in 223 with a 20.5" barrel.
I want to have a new barrel made for it but not sure what caliber to get.
The 223 is really a fun round to shoot thru it.
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I have other barrels for it in 308,243 7-08 and 357/44 bain and davis.
So i really don't need anything bigger.

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I was considering having one made in 223 AI with a 24" barrel.
Any suggestions?
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Re: competitor ,what caliber?

Postby Virginian » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:51 pm

Dang! That is bad arse! :ugeek: You know Brad's going to recommend 20SCC. lol

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Re: competitor ,what caliber?

Postby Nor Cal Mikie » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:10 am

You've already got big so start thinking small. Also depends on what you want to use it for. Maybe .221 Fireball, 20 VT or 20 SCC. Or smaller yet, 17 Fireball, or even smaller yet the 17 VHA. 8-)
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Re: competitor ,what caliber?

Postby MGP » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:03 am

If you think the 223 is fun, any of the 20 cals will trip your trigger even more. With 20.5" of barrel you can take advantage of the 223 case size 20's like the 20 Practical or 20 Tactical & also be able to use the same brass as your 223. If you already have 223 dies, all you need is a Redding 223 Type "S" bushing die with a 20 cal stem & the appropriate bushing & you are ready to reload for the Practical. The 20 Practical would also be the least expensive option.

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Re: competitor ,what caliber?

Postby bullseye-69 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:26 pm

Virginian wrote:Dang! That is bad arse! :ugeek: You know Brad's going to recommend 20SCC. lol

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LOL ........Ya I kind of figured that would be his recomendation. I have considered it.

So many choices!!
20 practical or tactical are good options.
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Re: competitor ,what caliber?

Postby bullseye-69 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:28 pm

Most likely varmint shooting is what it would be used for, maybe out to around 400 yards or farther.
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Re: competitor ,what caliber?

Postby bullseye-69 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:54 pm

I have read a few articles on the 5/35smc and have always thought about that for a pistol.
Does anyone know who can ream a barrel for it?
I already have a ss 20 cal green mountain blank just sitting there staring at me everytime i open the drawer where its been sitting for 2 years.
Also who does the reaming the 20scc?
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Re: competitor ,what caliber?

Postby Virginian » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:26 am

Jeff,

Redmist will chime in on this one. He has a sweet tooth for that caliber.

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Re: competitor ,what caliber?

Postby bullseye-69 » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:43 pm

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just opened up the new blank for the first time since I got it two years ago.
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I think its 1-12 twist.
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Re: competitor ,what caliber?

Postby bullseye-69 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:37 pm

I'm going to go with the 5/35smc.
I talked to ski about reaming the barrel for me.
Now I will have to find a lead on dies and what-not.
Also save up some cash.
Ski is chambering a rifle for me for deer hunting and have to finish that one first.
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