20 Hornet (Hornady)

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20 Hornet (Hornady)

Post by Bill » 22 May 2020, 6:43 pm

Righto got a hankering for a 20 cal, anyone here playing with a 20 Ackley hornet or a 20 Hornet ( Hornady 25deg) ??

Had always fancied a 20 Killer Bee but finding a suitable bolt gun seems near impossible :drinks:
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Re: 20 Hornet (Hornady)

Post by RoginaJack » 22 May 2020, 8:30 pm

What about a 218 Bee improved? There's lever and Martini plus bolt actions around..? just a thought.
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Re: 20 Hornet (Hornady)

Post by Bill » 22 May 2020, 9:15 pm

already got a 218 Bee and 40gr Vmaxs hum along at 3340fps but its only a single shot. Just fancy filling the gap between 17 and 22. Got a hornet action and a mate said I could use his reamer, 32gr at 3400fps sounds pretty interesting :thumbsup:
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Re: 20 Hornet (Hornady)

Post by SCJ429 » 22 May 2020, 11:37 pm

If you want it, why not. Should be a fun little thing. I think 20 cals are great. Every boy should have one.
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Re: 20 Hornet (Hornady)

Post by Bill » 23 May 2020, 9:02 am

Yeah thats pretty much my thinking SCJ429, I briefly had a 204 but some missing rifling meant it was dud.

Gunna go a fast twist barrel so 40s and 50s should be doable too. :thumbsup:
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Re: 20 Hornet (Hornady)

Post by gunnnie » 24 May 2020, 7:33 am

Had the same desires Bill but I ended up going with a 20-222Rimmed on a Martini Cadet action. Should be able to push a 32gn pill at 3400 without any major issues in the Cadet.
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Re: 20 Hornet (Hornady)

Post by Bill » 25 May 2020, 10:30 am

So I mocked up a dummy round and it feeds like ducks nuts in the rotary mag. As I was heading to Bathurst on sat I dropped in on the gunsmith who has the PTG reamer and had a quick chat and left the ruger with him

Have settled on 20 inch barrel LV profile, barrel will be a 1:8 twist stainless Im getting off a mate, 2 or 3 weeks build time hopefully :thumbsup:

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