Extra barrel

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by GrocMax, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. GrocMax Active Member

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    Anybody interested in a 20 Practical 20 cal 11tw 3 groove (5.56)MVP barrel? Will be full 1" bull either 22" or 24". Barrel mfg felt bad and sent me 2 blanks, only gonna use 1, ain't decided yet which one I'm going to keep (22" or 24").

    Or blank as-is. 1" straight profile?
  2. Keith Moderator

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    I think Spamassassin will be all over this. I'm not setup to take advantage of an offer like this and I don't want to have a nice piece of steel just laying around not being used.
  3. GrocMax Active Member

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    20 Prac uses a std 223 gauge, and if you already have a 223 bushing die set all you need are 1 finish size bushing (brass dependent .225"-.228"), one intermediate bushing .233"-.236" (first step forming) and the 17-20 cal decap setup for your die. My favorite varminting round. 34g VNE's for plinking and short range, 40 vmax for everything else. 40's hit 3700 fps with ease, barrels will last longer than you think.
  4. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    I would be all over it but I just don't have a use case for 20cal. As much as I'd really like to just have one just for the sake of having one it'd mean getting dies and bullets and having a thing to use it on.
  5. GrocMax Active Member

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    I'm surprised you don't already have a 223 bushing die set. Heck I'll throw in a couple hundred once to twice fired, weight sorted, prepped annealed cases, if you don't have a 223 bushing die you can buy a cheap Lee 204R collet neck sizer and cut it down .100" and neck size only till the body grows then bump the body in a std 223 die. :)

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