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.204 Ruger

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by retnav05, Mar 11, 2006.

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  1. retnav05

    retnav05 Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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