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  • .20 Tactical FAQ

    The .20 Tactical is a wildcat centerfire rifle cartridge, based on the .223 Remington case, necked down to fire a .204 bullet.

    The .20 Tactical was designed by Todd Kindler and predates the .204 Ruger factory round. The case has 3 grains less powder capacity than the popular .204 Ruger. With the right powder/load combination, handloaders can get velocities with 32 and 40 grain projectiles that virtually match the .204 Ruger. Being based on the .223 Remington, brass is inexpensive and plentiful as well as a good selection of high quality cases.

    The "20 Tactical" has the shoulder modified to 30° and pushed back. You can buy 20 Tactical brass, made by Lapua for Dakota Arms, or form your own cases.

    Type: Rifle
    Place of origin: United States
    Designer: Todd Kindler
    Parent case: .223 Remington
    Bullet diameter: .204 in (5.2 mm)
    Neck diameter: .233 in (5.9 mm)
    Shoulder diameter: .361 in (9.2 mm)
    Base diameter: .376 in (9.6 mm)
    Rim diameter: .378 in (9.6 mm)
    Case length: 1.76 in (45 mm)
    Overall length: 2.130 in (54.1 mm)
    Primer type: Small rifle
    Last edited by tx65; 01-12-2011, 15:58.