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RUGER 204 STORY

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Unread 02-14-2006, 11:55 PM
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Your swift sounds awesome. My swift is the new Ruger Target. Brown heavy laminate stock with heavy grey stainless barrel. It will shoot plastic tip bullets from 40-55g into at least .3" but it favors 40g for some reason. I really like my swift, but am trying to sell it. Maybe I wont now I'm going in the army. I use W-W brass. I have gotten 4 loadings from these cases and some are starting to crack at the necks. I am running this pretty hard though. I have only used IMR-4064 with the 50-55g bullets. It seems to be the cats meow for this particular rifle. 38g is giving me 3925 fps with .3" at 100 for 3 shots, and 2 inch 5 shot group at 300, 4 inch 5 shot group at 525. Not to bad for a factory rifle. Your swift sounds kick ass, shoots awesome to!
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    I do not care what anybody else sis. The 220 swift will out perform a 204 no matter what.

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    I don't want to get in an arguing match here wildcat, but if you are going to not pay attention to what the ballistic programs say, you might be mistaken. As I said before, the 204 actually is flatter with top loads than the swift is and it does it with less powder, better barrel life, less case stretching, less trimming, less fl sizing, and less recoil. Don't misunderstand me, I LOVE the swift. As I said, I have been hotloading one for a decade. It is impressive, but one can't ignore the ballistic programs. They are unbiased.
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    I dont know what the BC of the 204 40g is, but I entered .280, with a velocity of 3900fps and 200 yard zero's for both. The swift with a 50g vmax at 4050fps is actually flatter by about 1 inch at 500 yards, and .5 inch at 400 yards. Obviously nothing, but I still dont see why the 204 gets all the hot raves and what not when the swift still seems to be king.
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    The reason I like the swift and 22-250 is the lareger bullet diameter and added bullet wieghts. I think these work better for yote sized game. My 22-250 loved to eat the 55gr BT and it was absolute murder on yote's. I have seen a few dogs take several shots from 204's with the 32 and 40gr loads and keep on going.

    I think it is a nice little round but I like a little more for dogs.

    Of course I used to use a 300 RUM for yote's so go figure. Guess I wanna make sure thier dead!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    lerch: if you like the 55grain from a 22-250, you would like the 6mmbr even more. It spits a 55grain BT out at 37-3800fps.. and has a higher BC. And uses 20 grains less.. And twice the barrel life..
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    my dad owns a 204 and he liked the gun a lot when he first got it. After he and many of his friends wounding coyotes only to have them run off he decided to get a 243win and use the 70gr ballistic tip, coyotes just fall over now!!!!

    I may be mistaken but I thought I had heard that no one had been able to reproduce the velocities claimed by Hornady???

    I am not saying anything bad about the caliber, I think it is pretty slick. I just dont think it is quite as good as it is hyped up to be.

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    the swift still seems to be king.

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    Not anymore! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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