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Posted: 12/10/2003 9:14:41 AM EDT
I just finished my first build and I am in the planning stage on my second. I am planning on a .204 ruger flattop but would like to shave off weight where I can. I plan to use a 22" barrel but don't want a full 1" under the hand guard and .938 in front of the gas block. Any recommendations on dimensions? .750 (or smaller)? How much weight could possibly be shaved off here?
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:02:37 AM EDT
"Normal" barrels are approximately .75 for the sight base and .71 to .75 in front of that. Having the part under the handguard be about .63 (A2 profile) instead of .9 (HBAR) saves a whole pound. From a full 1" under the HGs and .938 at the gas block the savings would be even more.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:18:46 AM EDT
The Ruger .204 is based on the .222 Remington magnum case and the over all length of the cartridge will be to long for the Ar magazine. You might want to look at the .20 Tactical which I understand will work fine, but you will have to reload for this wildcat. Hope this helps.
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