.204 Ruger - Advice please

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stealth69
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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by stealth69 » 11 Feb 2016, 14:36

I dont lose sight picture with my tikka t3 lite in 223 - 1 in 12 twist ,using sako 50 grain arrowheads and guns fitted with ASE mod ,its not noisy and not much recoil either ,but I do have one of those longer recoil pads that fit on and off for use with the tubed add on .
not tried too much differant ammo in it as the sako stuff is so accurate with my rifle ,I dont do much day shooting, most is fox at night .
Doubt I would want a 204 because I have the 223 and it does everything and more .With a day rifle set up I would probably go for a 243 with a lighter load :thumbup:

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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by stacka » 13 Feb 2016, 19:44

A few of my good fox shooting pals use them to great affect.

One of which is the well know Patrick Hook.

I personally use .22-250 using 50gr pills, hundreds of foxes every year disagree

Positives for .204 are the flat shooting, economical to reload, with excellent BC to kick the wind.

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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by fizzbangwhallop » 13 Feb 2016, 23:22

stacka wrote:A few of my good fox shooting pals use them to great affect.

One of which is the well know Patrick Hook.

I personally use .22-250 using 50gr pills, hundreds of foxes every year disagree

Positives for .204 are the flat shooting, economical to reload, with excellent BC to kick the wind.
I forgot to ask Paddy on Friday at the show if he was still using the 32grainers in the 204..... I'm just about to reload a batch of 39grn Sierra Blitzkings for the Prac and might just load some 32grn sbk's and work up a load for those too.
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A correct grip on the butt & cheekweld is imperative for accurate shooting. :crazy: :lol:

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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by jackal1 » 14 Feb 2016, 10:08

fizzbangwhallop wrote:
stacka wrote:A few of my good fox shooting pals use them to great affect.

One of which is the well know Patrick Hook.

I personally use .22-250 using 50gr pills, hundreds of foxes every year disagree

Positives for .204 are the flat shooting, economical to reload, with excellent BC to kick the wind.
I forgot to ask Paddy on Friday at the show if he was still using the 32grainers in the 204..... I'm just about to reload a batch of 39grn Sierra Blitzkings for the Prac and might just load some 32grn sbk's and work up a load for those too.


He does use 32grn bullets over 30grns of BLC-2. I use 32grns over 27.5grns of H322. :thumbup:

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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by fizzbangwhallop » 14 Feb 2016, 12:16

jackal1 wrote:
fizzbangwhallop wrote:
stacka wrote:A few of my good fox shooting pals use them to great affect.

One of which is the well know Patrick Hook.

I personally use .22-250 using 50gr pills, hundreds of foxes every year disagree

Positives for .204 are the flat shooting, economical to reload, with excellent BC to kick the wind.
I forgot to ask Paddy on Friday at the show if he was still using the 32grainers in the 204..... I'm just about to reload a batch of 39grn Sierra Blitzkings for the Prac and might just load some 32grn sbk's and work up a load for those too.
He does use 32grn bullets over 30grns of BLC-2. I use 32grns over 27.5grns of H322. :thumbup:
Good stuff :thumbup: any N133 or N135 recipes gratefully received, I use those in the .20P and the .17Rem so plenty of powder about. I do make a note of any I find on various forums so I'll look back through those too.

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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by outandabout » 13 Mar 2016, 18:43

Well I've had some time to think, and I'm putting in a variation for a .204

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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by daddyo » 15 Mar 2016, 20:11

I love my howa .204 I reload using 39gr blitzkings. Hardly any recoil and good to watch your quarry drop. Only loss of sight is on cold nights and get a white cloud from the shot.

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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by outandabout » 15 Mar 2016, 22:05

daddyo wrote:I love my howa .204 I reload using 39gr blitzkings. Hardly any recoil and good to watch your quarry drop. Only loss of sight is on cold nights and get a white cloud from the shot.
Sounds good :thumbup: have you tried lighter bullets and if so were there any noticeable pros/cons?

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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by daddyo » 15 Mar 2016, 22:41

outandabout wrote:
daddyo wrote:I love my howa .204 I reload using 39gr blitzkings. Hardly any recoil and good to watch your quarry drop. Only loss of sight is on cold nights and get a white cloud from the shot.
Sounds good :thumbup: have you tried lighter bullets and if so were there any noticeable pros/cons?
I've only reloaded with the 39 grainers so couldn't say. Did use 32gr factory rounds when I first had it but that was a couple of years back and i remember it shot well. Just wanted to try loading and have just stuck with 39's. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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Re: .204 Ruger - Advice please

Post by outandabout » 16 Mar 2016, 11:08

No worries, just thought I'd ask out of interest. I doubt the foxes would like either of them to be fair :lol:

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