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    204 or Wildcat

    I've got this .20 Calibre itch that's been bugging me for a while so I really need to scratch it to sort it out one way or the other.
    Question is do I go 204 or any of the Wildcats ? Taking everything into consideration is there any reason both for and against why I should choose one over the other ?
    I reload so that wont be a problem and I know the ballistics between them are pretty similar but is it worth the hassle of getting a .20 wildcat built when I can go and buy a 204 off the shelf ? I know the main difference will be cost but I already have a donor rifle so that im not worried about, Ive read about the 204 brass availability thing with the 204 but I don't shoot that many rounds so hopefully that wont be a problem I am leaning heavily towards one of the wildcats (.20 practical) but just thought I would throw the question out there for general consumption.
    One thing I did notice recently is the length of the barrel on a factory 204 I don't know how long it was but im guessing it was at least 23/24" I would prefer something a bit shorter which im guessing I could specify with a wildcat build but would that lead to trade off in real world performance ?
    I hate itch's they drive me mad..!

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    .20 practical, i have always wanted one, but no funds to do it. but seems a great round. what ever you get, you wont be disappointed.

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    Whichever you fancy, but if possible pick one that is formed from .223 or .222 as at least brass supplies are not limited.

    Neil.

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    Just go for the 204. Off the shelf sako or tikka.

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    Both me and a mate shoot with .204 rifles this calibre is one of the most accurate rifles we have shot accounting for loads of foxes I shot a fox at 350 yards dropping it on the spot no problem This is what happens to a pigeon at 200 yard..... thanks rem
    Last edited by 204rem; 17-05-2015 at 13:25.

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    Tikka 204

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    I wish I still had my Ruger .204.....awesome round !

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    20 Tac. Despite the awful name, it's as practical as the 20 Prac. No matter what you read, Tac brass forms from 223 with a single pass through the FL die. The Dakota brass is superb and I am so impressed by the calibre that I will soon have a second built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20-250 View Post
    20 Tac. Despite the awful name, it's as practical as the 20 Prac. No matter what you read, Tac brass forms from 223 with a single pass through the FL die. The Dakota brass is superb and I am so impressed by the calibre that I will soon have a second built.
    I love the 20 tactical so much I have 2 of them,

    20" barrelled 1/12 twist sako s491 nv'd up with a drone 10x and a t67 ir.

    And a new tikka 595 22" barrel 1/11 beed blasted stainless action and barrel, And I am dying to get my hands on to get it set up,(still sat at my rfd waiting to be collected)

    been a user now for a few years and love it,( I have had 3 in total) I have formed brass from 223 to 20 tac but the Dakota brass is spot on...I like that so much I have 500 cases here so I never run short. buy once buy large quantities

    bring on Saturday night first time out shooting for 8 weeks

    bob.
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