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How loud is a 204?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by viking499, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. viking499

    viking499 Well-Known Member

    What is it comparable to?

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

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    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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  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.

  4. viking499

    viking499 Well-Known Member

    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.....
  5. Craigman

    Craigman Well-Known Member

    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
  6. matrem

    matrem Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. 303tom

    303tom member

    About like a .223...............
  8. viking499

    viking499 Well-Known Member

    Craig, mine has no flash hider, just barrel. It just seems loud. Maybe I am just not used to it.
  9. fatcat4620

    fatcat4620 Well-Known Member

    You could suppress
  10. viking499

    viking499 Well-Known Member

    That's in the long term plans......

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

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