I used 200 of my handloads last month in South Dakota, against prairie dogs, with great success. The .204 Ruger is a centerfire rifle cartridge developed by Hornady and Ruger. New .204 Ruger, .300 Whisper, & .223 Rem Ammo from Black Hills. But people are saying if you hit bone its gonna stop. 23 inch SS Location: Lake Forest, Ca. The .204 Ruger is a laser out to 500 yards in light/moderate winds (up to 15mph).When the wind is higher I break out the .22-250 but the down-side is that she bucks harder so I don't always get to see the show thru my scope like I do on every shot with the .204. The 20VT is close to the .204 Ruger performance with all sorts of advantages. Ive shot a Ranch Rifle in .223 a few years ago but not enough to decide if I like the caliber and have never used the .204, does one have any advantage over the other? I want to learn about bullet drop and wind drift. (2,6gm) Geschoss E0 = 1693; E100 = 1321 Joule; Dem Bericht zufolge, soll sie die Leistungen der .222 Rem., .223 Rem. Wind drift is about the same when using 60 grain bullets in the 223. .204 Ruger Guns: cz 527 varmint Location: iowa. by Norton » Sat May 17, 2014 9:00 am NukeBOMB88 wrote:The main factor for me is ammo cost , right now I'm shooting Reminton Premier Accutips that are about $1.60 a round , once I … The .204 Ruger was designed in 2004 by Ruger and Hornady manufacturers. .223 vs. .204 Ruger. Post by FireBallGuy » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:42 pm Have lots of … Thread starter CHARLIEDUECE65; Start date Mar 23, 2011; Help Support Long Range Hunting : Join the LRH Team or . cracked junior Member. Post by RedTwo » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:29 am has anyone tried to kill a deer with the .204? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk A research of component availability will show much more .204 R and especially buckets of .223 brass that can be made into .20 Practical than for the peculiar and esoteric .17 Rem. Re: .224 Valkyrie. Re: 204 ruger vs 220 swift vs 22-250? .204 ruger vs. .223rem vs. .22-250rem. Top. Reactions: 17VLD. Mar 23, 2011 #1 C. CHARLIEDUECE65 Well-Known Member. I understand the .223 has less kick than the .243 and will give a flat shooting bullet if you use the 40-50 grainers, but the .204 Ruger will give better ballistics and less kick. I want to get a Thompson Center single shot pistol. Re: .204 vs .223? makes a 55 grain .20 caliber bullet that has a BC around .381. Advertisement. Barrel life however is likely sub 1000 rounds, and there is some concern that the cartridge may not survive given the early barrel burning reputation. At the time of its introduction in 2004, the .204 Ruger was the second highest velocity commercially produced ammunition and the only centerfire cartridge produced commercially for bullets of .204 inch/5 mm caliber. It will be used for prairie dogs to coyotes. It is even hotter, and can get heavier bullets up to the same speed as the Ruger. .204 Ruger Guns: Remington 700 VTR.204 ruger on a deer? 204 Ruger vs 223 vs 22-250.? I have been thinking about picking up a .223 recently, however, I just discovered the .204 Ruger and it's got me second guessing myself. Top. I had been using .223 up until that point. Joined: Jun 6, 2006 Messages: 187 Location: nebraska. I never owned a .204 Ruger for the same reason drover gave. My Bushmaster .223 is now my coyote rifle, and the .204's my varmint guns. The .204 Ruger is nipping at the heels of the venerable .22-250, challenging it as the favorite cartridge of savvy long-range varmint and predator hunters. The formula I have estimates 3600 rounds for the .223 vs 1500 for the .204 Ruger. Hi Im looking for advice on the .204 ruger and your experience with it against the .223. The first caliber is the .204 Ruger. The 204 is clearly my choice of caliber. Black Hills has announced three new types of loaded ammunition for 2012. Kater Private Posts: 85 Victoria . Thanks. I'm not talking sitting in a pdog town all day just shooting and not getting the barrel hot. Post by Bill K » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:54 pm Me too. Gasdruck! What is the parent case for the .204? I am going deer hunting tomorrow morning and i am curious to see if anybody has successfully killed a deer with this cartridge. I have found .204 Ruger to be flatter-shooting and bucks the wind better, and I'm using the Sierra 32gr BlitzKing bullet. The barrel was in their in stock inventory, a … Don, I have done a lot of research and reading of reviews on the cz 527 in 204 and 223 and currently I have a CZ in a 17 Hornet, extremely accurate, and I don't believe that you can find a better gun with the same quality and features for that amount of money, just like their line of rimfires, it's the best value on the market today. Characteristics. The 20 Practical could be the ultimate common sense .20 caliber since you can use .223 dies and there is abundant Lapua parent brass available. und .222 Rem.Mag. Next Last. z.B. It gives me at least 50 yards more range than the 223. The heavier bullets from a 22-250 will have more energy over usual shooting conditions. Since getting the .204 Ruger, and some other small-caliber chamberings, the "big-bores" don't get as much use. The .204 Ruger is a cartridge capable of purging a lot of song dogs from farms, or for high-speed fun at the range. The considerably smaller .204 has proven itself potent enough for coyotes, with an equally flat trajectory and similar wind drift to the .22-250. Varmint-Vergleich (von oben): Die fünf im Test vertre-tenen Mehrlader-Repetiergewehre in .223 Remington von Steyr, Tikka, Ruger, Remington und Howa. Cartridge Smack-Down — .204 Ruger vs. .223 Remington. The cartridge is a centerfire rifle shell casing based off the .222 Remington Magnum design with a small rifle primer. 1 of 3 Go to page. Berger (and maybe others as well?) Brass is formed from .223 Rem brass so it's dirt cheap and it works flawlessly on an AR. 22-204 vs 222 mag vs 223 A.I. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by archerben, Jan 17, 2007. The trajectories are similar and consequently the effects of wind are also with the edge going to the .204. 204 barrel life? Mostly shoot the 20SCC & a 20-223ai on squeeks and rockchucks. .204 Ruger Allgemeine Information Kaliber.204 Ruger: Hülsenform: Flaschenhalshülse, Randlos mit Auszieherrille: Maße Geschoss ⌀ 5,19 mm Patronenboden ⌀ 9,63 mm Hülsenlänge 46,99 mm Patronenlänge: 57,40 mm Gewichte Geschossgewicht 2,1–2,9 g (32–45 grain) Technische Daten Geschwindigkeit v 0: ca. Hope that helps . I love the .204 Ruger cartridge. The first was my ‘proven’ varmint rifle, the one chambered in .223 Rem. 1200 m/s: max. The 22-250 will shoot flatter than the .223 in any fair comparison so the question becomes, "What advantage would a .204 Ruger have over a 22-250 in performance?" (This is all-new factory ammo, not commercial reloads.) Ken made these comments when he first tested his .204 Ruger vs. his trusty (and very accurate) .223 Remington: “I brought along two rifles. 204 Ruger or 17 Remington - posted in Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting: Was thinking of getting either a 17 Remington or 204 Ruger but could not decide which one to go with. I'm not sure if I should put this in the rifle or in the handgun section. Top. .204 Ruger Guns: also now, a Savage switch bull barrel in 204R. My .22-250 is now a safe queen, along with the .223. I just found a good price on an upper chambered in .204 ruger minus the bolt carrier and bolt and cant remember if i heard somewhere that it uses the same as the .223 was wondering if anyone could answer this for me. Also I would like to start handloading. I have 22LR 22 Hornet 223 Rem 243 Win and I am not sure where the 204 fits in. 1700 J … Savage Model 25 Lightweight Varminter 204 Ruger Leupold VX-2 6-18x40mm Savage Model 11/111 BTH 30-06 Springfield Bushnell Elite 3-9 40mm. I thought it would be close at this distance but results were pretty decisive. Some of the 22-250, 20-223ai and 204R on coyotes. Mehrlader-Repetierbüchsen in „Varmint“-Ausführung für die Jagd auf Schädlinge und Raubzeug sind Allroundtalente, die auch für das sportliche Schießen taugen. Thread starter K0na_stinky; Start date Sep 10, 2010; K0na_stinky. I recently purchased a .224 caliber barrel from Krieger. So far I have a Savage 93R17 BRJ .17 HMR. Perhaps it is more a challenge of calibres than rifle manufactures. Joined: Dec 14, 2006 Messages: 58 Location: Springville, UT. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Post by furhntr » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:32 pm I own a rem sps 204 and was wondering how many rounds you guys are getting before the throat starts to wear out. “Fast, flat and not fat, the .204 Ruger generally leaves one nice little hole,” said native Texan and Idaho guide and outfitter Brooks Murphy, who has hunted more than his fair share of pint-sized predators like coyotes and bobcats all over the United States. 1; 2; 3; Next. Im leaning toward the 204 because ive read it has less recoil and seemly you get to see your shot placement, and its suppose to be alot more accurate than the 223 and quiter than the 223 … Thread Status: Not open for further replies. The 204 Ruger was developed from the .222 Remington Magnum, which has the … I think if its speeding that fast a little yote bone ain't gonna stop it. 40 gr. übertreffen ! If you're shooting light bullets go 204 ruger unless you handload. I like the idea of the 204 but I do not like the idea of going with overlapping rounds. I shoot only 40 grain bullets at about 3,650 fps. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cracked junior, Jun 27, 2007. Being that .223 brass is readily available and cheap, would it be possible to size the brass down to a .20 Tactical, and then fireform it in a .204 Ruger chamber? Habe mal nachgerechnet mit selbstgeladenen 2,6 gm Nosler und bin auf E0 über 1500 Joule gekommen bei max. Special deal of the year for .17 Rem fans - a slightly used Lilja 1-10 twist, #2, stainless, 22 inch long, chambered for .17 Rem, threaded for Ruger M77 MKII, barrel - work done by JK Cloward. Sep 10, 2010 #1 Hey every one I'm new to shooting and I'm looking for an accurate gun for target shooting and starting to try to shoot further. Gasdruck 4050 (CIP) Bar: Geschossenergie E 0: ca. Page 1 of 2 - .204 Ruger vs .223 Remington/5.56 - posted in General Firearm Discussion: Looking for a dedicated coyote rifle instead of using my deer rifle. If you handload the 20 practical or 20 tactical. I have and shoot the 204R, 20 SCC, 221Fb & a 17Fb, along with others. I like the 223 because it is cheap and can do anything the 22-250 can do as long as you keep your shots shorter. Im not thinking a lung shot, but more of a neck shot. Tough call, I was not a .204 ruger supporter until I purchased one a few months back, I believe the .204 has the accuracy edge once you get beyond 200 yards, it all depends what type game your after, honestly think you would be happy with either caliber,the 223 gets the nod in terms of lower cost ammo and variety. thanks odn Joined Jan 23, 2009 Messages 275 Location MN. I have two 204's and one 223 that I use regularly. B23. Can't speak to barrel life but my 204's have about 2,000 rounds each with no signs of erosion or loss of accuracy. I really like the 204 because it is the fasted thing out there. The .204 Ruger is the second largest casing in its class behind the 5.6x50 Magnum. archerben Member. 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