204 Ruger or 20-222

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by Mark McMahon, Apr 14, 2019 at 1:10 PM.

  1. Mark McMahon

    Mark McMahon Silver $$ Contributor

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    Rebarreling my CZ to a 20cal. Most likely this would not be a high volume shooter, Just a occasional Coyote or ground hog, Reading all the different opinions on the different 20 cals. Kind of narrowed it down to the 204 ruger or the 20-222, what's your opinion?
     
  2. TheOtherZilla

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    I was just in the same delima. Shot out my 204 barrel. Was considering 20 practical. But then found a factory rtakeoff 204 barrel for like $150.. So I stayed 204
     
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    Naturally, I'm partial to the 20-222 as I had one built not to long ago and recently sold my CZ 527 204 Ruger. BUT, the 20-222 has a little bit of a case size disadvantage to the 204 Ruger so it won't shoot quite as fast. It's not a lot, but the 204 will definitely shoot a little faster. A better comparison, if you're looking for 204 Ruger speeds, would be to consider a 20 Practical AKA 20-223 VS 204 Ruger and between those two, I'd take the 20 Practical every time and neck down Lapua 223 brass which is the best you can buy and will last you forever.
     
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  4. Mark W

    Mark W Gold $$ Contributor

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    Since the OP mentioned Coyotes & Groundhogs, I’m saying 204R twisted for 40s. A 20-222 twisted for 32s would be great for colony varmints.
     
  5. jepp2

    jepp2 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Just another option:

    20 Bobcat vs 222 Rem.jpg
     
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  6. 1raggedhole

    1raggedhole Silver $$ Contributor

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    Some of my pals complained of less than stellar results with 204R on big yotes. But if 20 cal is your plan, stick with the highest power and factory brass/dies. 204R makes most sense, imho.
     
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