20 BRAI takes win

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by JamesnTN, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. JamesnTN

    JamesnTN Silver $$ Contributor

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    took the 20 BRAI to Birmingham Saturday morning for their monthly Benchrest match and managed to take a win in group Agg and 3rd in score agg for the light gun class.

    This little rascal hammers is all I can say.
    Shot a 1.975 agg


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  2. varget204

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    Awesome,what bullet were you using ?
     
  3. JamesnTN

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    Berger 55 grain
     
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    James is hard to beat since he has taken on a professional trainer and wind coach. Need to post a photo of coach Otis.

    Great shooting James!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  6. SHall

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    That take guts to go up against the 6’s with a 20 cal.! My little 20 PPC shoots lights out here at home at 500 yards. I was worried if the wind got up any if I were in a 600 yard match? Does the wind seem to bother it a lot more than the 6mm’s? What brand barrel and twist are you using James. Congratulations! Samuel Hall​
     
  7. JamesnTN

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    It’s a Hart 8 twist that’s been cryoed.
    I wouldn’t be one bit afraid to shoot it in the wind against the 6mm variants. At 4200 FPS it gets down there so quick I can’t see impacts.
     
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  8. TroyG

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    55 gr Bergers at 4200fps . That's fast! Did not think that was possible in the BRAI.
     
  9. JamesnTN

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    Thanks Merrell,

    You guys are some of the best to shoot against and to win you need all the advantages one can get.
    Here’s my coach and Brocks Gap mascot.
    Oh and he also is captain of the ship.

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  10. JamesnTN

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    There’s a little more left from it but it’s not as accurate and they seem to poof at 4300
     
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    Next month I'll be sure to measure them all BIGGER! LOL
    That little .20 was sure shooting well Saturday.
    We need to find Otis some eye & ear pro.
     
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  12. HillbillysniperSWVA

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    What powder you running in this 20 BRA?
     
  13. BartsBullets

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    Congratulations James! Well Done!

    Bart
     
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    20cal 55 grainers at 4,200 fps is screaming for a case with roughly 40 gr of H20 capacity.
    :eek:
     
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    4200?

    How much of what powder?

    I ran a 20BR for quite some time and 3700 seemed on the edge of how fast the 55 would go. 23” barrel.
     
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    I talked to Hart about an 8 twist .20 cal barrel once and they told me they don't make an 8tw 20 caliber barrel.

    4200fps from a 20 BR Imp w/55gr bullet sounds nearly unbelievable, at least it does at any amount of reasonable pressure. I, too, would love to hear about this specific load, powder, and how much is being used.
     
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  17. JamesnTN

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    30” barrel case full Varget and 205m primer. I won’t give out the load as I don’t want anyone trying to get to these velocities without getting hurt.
    This barrel is a very old Hart I had for years that was going to be a VT project that never happened.
    H4895 will yield higher velocities but also cases don’t hold up.
     
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    I'm not quite sure which is more appropriate :eek: or :rolleyes: ......
     
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    James,

    Didn`t Berger discontinue the 55`s???

    What would be the plan when these are no longer available?

    Phil.
     
  20. JamesnTN

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    They did but to my understanding brownells has contracted to have Berger do another run.
    I have roughly 4800 of them myself so I’m good for a few barrels for now.
     

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