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I now have about 200 rounds through the gun and it still does not like 40 grainers. I cleaned the barrel after every fourth shot to answer one question. To the other one, yes, the bullets were tumbling at 50 yards.
Thanks for all the interest, I'm going to load some lighter bullets see where I can get to.
I have the same rifle also and tried the 40 V-max and had the same problem you have.
If you are reloading its not a problem, the 40 gr. Berger will give you the best accuracy you can get out of your 204.
I have a little over a 1000 rounds shot on pds at all ranges and I found very early that the 39 Sierra was very accurate. I tried some 40 Bergers and couldn't see any difference at 100 yds. Both were less than half inch.
It was when I got out on the pd towns and started shooting in excess of 100 yds. The 40 Bergers are more accurate past 300 yds.
Both are excellent, but the Bergers will outshoot the Sierras at longer distances.
Also, the Bergers can be used for coyote if that is what you are after. I would not recommend the Sierra for coyote. The Berger has a little bit thicker jacket.
I am using 4895 and Rem SRBR primers. I found primers made a big difference in my Savage.