How loud is a 204?


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viking499
August 3, 2012, 10:35 PM
What is it comparable to?

Looking for a varmint round, but trying to keep the noise down.......

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allaroundhunter
August 3, 2012, 10:42 PM
Well, you will need some sort of hearing protection from any round that you choose. While I wouldn't say that it is as loud as a .22-250, out of the same barrel length, the .204 does seem louder than a .223

What types of varmints and ranges are you thinking?


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rcmodel
August 3, 2012, 10:47 PM
As loud as any other centerfire caliber burning 28 grains of powder at 57,000 PSI.
Like a .223 for instance.

If you want a quieter caliber, look at .22 Hornet, .17 Hornet, or .17 HMR or .22 WRM rim-fire.

All are capable 200 - 250 yard small varmint calibers and won't wake the neighbors 1/2 mile away on Sunday morning.

rc

viking499
August 3, 2012, 11:04 PM
What types of varmints and ranges are you thinking?


Mostly ground hogs right now. Max distance around 300-350 yards.

Was hoping it would be quieter than 223. My AR-15 seems as loud as my 7mag.....

Craigman
August 3, 2012, 11:26 PM
it may seem louder to you because of the flash hider/brake that most have. If you have that setup that is..... I hear them all the time and they are pretty distinct to me from far. Kinda muffled with less of a crack

matrem
August 3, 2012, 11:42 PM
Was hoping it would be quieter than 223.
You won't get quieter than that and have a better 300-350 yard g-hog round.
Well.. at least without aluminum housings and copper mesh and such.

303tom
August 4, 2012, 10:41 AM
About like a .223...............

viking499
August 6, 2012, 10:33 PM
Craig, mine has no flash hider, just barrel. It just seems loud. Maybe I am just not used to it.

fatcat4620
August 6, 2012, 10:36 PM
You could suppress

viking499
August 6, 2012, 10:54 PM
That's in the long term plans......

Already do that with rimfire, and its fun. Can just imagine centerfire.......

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