.204 Ruger


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retnav05
March 11, 2006, 11:41 PM
Im interested in purchasing a 204 Ruger. Anyone had any experience with it? How does it stack up to a 22-250, which is my first choice for a varmint ctg?

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JBP
March 12, 2006, 10:25 PM
My NEF 204 Ruger almost matches the groups I get with my 22-250 Ruger Model M77 Mark II. Both will do the job but then again so will a .222 or .223.

loadedround
March 12, 2006, 11:31 PM
I bought a .204 Ruger last spring in a Ruger 1B. I have both 223's and 22-250's and wanted something different with money burnig a hole in my pocket(and I like #1's). My .204 is very accurate shooting 7/16" groups at 100 yds and 3/4" groups at 200 yds on a still day with Hornady ammo. There is hardly any kick and you can see your shots hitting thru the scope. After saying that, I truly believe that this cartridge is strictly a 250 yd round and would expect that wind would play havoc with it. Over 250 yds I believe the 223 or the 22-250 would be a much better cartridge for varmint work.

rangerruck
March 13, 2006, 05:03 AM
accoridn to science, the 204 is better , with a higher b.c. and s.d. than all the 22 rounds, also uses less powder, and shape of case, causes less throat/leade degredation. it can also be seen where your shots hit through the scope, if you have a long , heavy varminter type.

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