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.20 VarTarg
Type Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Todd Kindler
Parent case .221 Remington Fireball
Bullet diameter .204 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Neck diameter .233 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Shoulder diameter .361 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Base diameter .376 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Rim diameter .378 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Case length 1.395 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Overall length 1.855 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Primer type Small rifle
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
32 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) Sierra3,973 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)1,122 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
40 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) V-Max3,392 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)1,022 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
Source(s): Accurate Powders [1]

The .20 VarTarg 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 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.

There is also a .20 VarTarg Turbo based on the .222 Remington

See alsoEdit


  1. 20 Vartarg vs Accurate only 2.xls

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