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Tactical Twenty -- Mike J

Remington 700 VS, 26" PacNor 13" twist, Darrel Holland Quick Discharge Brake. Leupold 6x18
Dies made from Newlon blanks.  All smithing by Gre'-Tan Rifles

 
 

BULLET
POWDER
CHARGE
BRASS
PRIMER VELOCITY
GROUP
   COMMENTS 
Hornady 33 VMAX
H 322
24.0
FED
WSR
 
.221~
several nice 3 shot groups
"
H 322
24.5
"
"
 
.411~
 
Lucas 40  
W 748 
27.2 
IMI 
WSR 
 
see photo below 
first 3 Lucas 20 cal bullets ever fired 
Lucas 40  
W 748 
27.4 
IMI 
WSR 
3866 
see photo below 
a couple nice 5 shot groups 
The Lucas bullet is no longer available. That is a real shame, because it was a great addition to the twenty caliber selection. I went as high as 29 grains with the W 748, but started getting high pressures and the groups opened up. I did get a couple hundred of these and will use them sparingly. I took a small buck on a state park reduction hunt in 2003 with this Lucas bullet.

H 322 is probably too slow for a 33Vmax, but I had a bunch on hand and wanted to try it. 
The accuracy is great, and this load was unbelieveable on Pdogs.
No velocities are shown for the H 322 loads because I only recently purchased a chronograph.

I tried a few of the Lucas 45's and am sorry to report that my 1:13 barrel would not stabilize them.
You can bet my next barrel will be a 1:12.

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