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Powder for .204 Ruger

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Old 04-24-2012, 09:40 PM
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Powder for .204 Ruger

Hello, can anyone tell me what powders they have had the best luck with in the .204 Ruger ?? I have been trying that 8208XBR and the best groups are about 3/4". I am using 32gr. nosler spitzers & nosler "shots" 32grhp. I have a howa heavy bbl 1 in 12 twist. ANY suggestions are a great help, Thanks in advance !!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: Powder for .204 Ruger

I have found that 8208xbr is the best for the 204, but if your rifle is like the ones I load for you will find that it prefers 39grn SBKs and 40grn NBTs, H4895 is just as accurate but about 40-50 fps slower.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:16 AM
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Re: Powder for .204 Ruger

My really likes 30.2gr BLC-2 and 35gr berger.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:16 AM
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Re: Powder for .204 Ruger

I use Reloder-10X (24.8 gr) with the 39 gr Sierra Blitzking, Hornady brass, and 205M primers.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:12 PM
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Re: Powder for .204 Ruger

I load 28.0 gr of H4895 in a CZ rifle for my brother. 32gr V-Max will shoot into .5in group or less everytime if you do your part.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: Powder for .204 Ruger

Varget & H380 may be considered.......
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:21 PM
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Re: Powder for .204 Ruger

Thanks for the info. I will try out some of these and let you knowBUT don't let that stop the suggestions, every little bit helps. Thanks again
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