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OK I gave WFT a a call and talked the the man in charge. I told him that we had some straight neck down 223's and some in 6.8. He said that as long as the NECK SHOULDER ANGLE is not changed that the trimmer will work. That means you are home free on the 223/20 Practical. Also it means one size fits all on the 6.,8 variants.

 

SCORE!!!!!

 

Greg

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You betcha!!!! thanks for doing the work and finding that out for us.

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You betcha!!!! thanks for doing the work and finding that out for us.

 

 

Someday - and that day may never come - I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this justice information as a gift ..........

Don Corleone

 

 

 

Greg

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Do tonight my 17/20 caliber powder showed up. I got 4 different weight charges loaded with benchmark and h335 loaded up. Hopefully I'll have a report to post by this weekend. Still don't have a chrono to test with, so it will be target only!

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Finally got and and got some rounds through this thing. I definitely need to get an adjustable gas block. I've had stuck cases about a half dozen times. To the point that I had to get a cleaning rod to push it out. The extractor is slipping off the rim when this happens and it tries to feed another round. Initially when this happened I think that I was load too hot. I started with a .204 ruger load and dropped down 1.5 grains and it was definitely flattening the primers. I have since started using .20 Tactical starting load when I can find load data.

 

I only have a few different bullets right now (40g V-max, 32g nosler bt, and 32g barnes varmint grenade). This morning I loaded up some of the noslers starting at 25g of 8208xbr working up in increments of .3g of 5 rounds up to a max of 26.5. Primers all looked good, but there were 2 casings that had noticeable ejecter swipes. There is a gentleman that shoots quite a lot at my local range that i'm gonna try to catch up with and have him try shooting some groups with this gun for me. I'm a terrible driver of this new toy. Until then I'll keep givin' her hell and see what I can learn as I go.

 

This was one of the only presentable groups that I was able to put together. This is a 2" dot. The shot on the lower left was there from a friend that was with me today. I can definitely see the potential in this thing and if i can improve on my skills I hope to be putting down some coyotes come winter.

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Greg, can you tell me which side of the BTE adjustable block needs to be accessible to make changes? The Seekins MCSR handguard that I have on is fairly large with lots of holes and slots for access.

Thanks,

Travis

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The adjustable block is the only way to fly. I shot about 100 different loads through a standard blocked TACTICAL and experienced the same issues. I would get great groups but terrible reliability. My PRACTICAL runs 100% thanks to the block. BTE adjustment is from the LEFT looking from the rear. Be sure and get some RTV for the adjustment screw. Also be sure and tell them Greg sent you.

 

Loading data for the TACTICAL is good for a start. It will be very close. Accurate Arms is good. I pulled data from about 10 years of Small Caliber News for my TACTICAL.

 

Greg

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I'm not Greg, but the adjustment screw on a BTE gas block is on the Left side. Also try some Benchmark powder. 25.5 to 26 grains has been working in almost all BHW barrels, using a 32 grain bullet

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Dang, you guys are fast!! thanks for the input and I'll definitely be getting one ordered.

 

At the risk of sounding like I have man crush on you, I just have to say that you guys rock, thanks

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Man crush. Sounds like a new beer. .

 

Greg

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I got a good group out of my gun today after finding the problem......ME!!! I loaded up several groups with WC844 and 39g Blitzkings, Couldn't put anything together. I finally had a friend who was with me putting together clover leaf groups with his .270AR shoot a group out of my gun. This is the result. Shooting 26.3g of WC844 and 35g Bergers.

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That looks good. Once you get in the groove that will be a big group. I've never used the WC844 powder. Thanks for putting up another viable option.

 

Greg

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hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be able to try out some leverEvolution and CFE223 in it.

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I loaded up some 39SBK and 40VMAX's up to shoot over the chrono today with CFE223. I got all loaded up, got out to the range and realized that I forgot all my .20p and .223 loads at home. I'll have the 39SBK and 40VMAX's loaded with CFE223 and LeverEvolution next saturady or sunday hopefully

 

I was pleasantly surprised that my 7.62x39 AR with a YHM barrel shot a 1.085 3rd group at 100 off the bench with brown bear ammo. Early Doe season is in the first part of October in Kansas and, although it's legal shooting a deer with "anything" centerfire, I dont feel comfortable shooting a deer with a .223 or smaller. I'll probably take the 7.62x39 and some handloads with hornady SST bullets.

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