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  • .20 VarTarg FAQ

    The .20 VarTarg (5x35mm) is a wildcat centerfire rifle cartridge, based on the .221 Remington Fireball case, necked down to fire a .204 bullet. The VarTarg is most popular with varmint hunters because it provides good range (up to 300 meters) and uses relatively little powder, so the rifle barrel doesn't heat up quite as fast. The diminutive .20 VarTarg pushes the 32 grain projectiles over into the 3750 ft/s range with much less powder than is used by the .204 Ruger. The VarTarg achieves this performance by using fast, high-energy propellants.

    The name VarTarg is a portmanteau of varmint and target.

    Type: Rifle
    Place of origin: United States
    Designer: Todd Kindler
    Specifications
    Parent case : .221 Remington Fireball
    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: 1.395 in (35.4 mm)
    Overall length: 1.855 in (47.1 mm)
    Primer type: Small rifle

    What is the future of the 20 VarTarg? In early 2009, Remington had a poll on the front page of their website asking the public what cartridge they would like to see Remington produce. The 20 VarTarg was one of the choices so clearly the largest firearms maker in the United States is looking at this cartridge as a possible new offering.
    Last edited by tx65; 01-12-2011, 15:47.
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