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.204 Ruger or .223 Remington ???

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Old 04-26-2014, 01:26 AM
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Re: .204 Ruger or .223 Remington ???

Originally Posted by lewwetzel View Post
I have two .204s and plan to sell my .22-250 since I got a .243 Sako. Figure I have things covered without a .22 centerfire (though a Swift is tempting).
Not enough difference between the swift and 22-250 to justify the expense of switching from one to the other and that's coming from a guy 2who's on his 5th 220 swift since 1970.

The .204 is phenomenal for varmints and predators out to 400, but you can't do anything with it you can't do better with a swift.

This comes from a guy who loves and shoots both calibers.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:13 PM
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Re: .204 Ruger or .223 Remington ???

recently i've seriously contemplated going back to a .22cf. my last was a rem 700 varmint hb in .222rem, back in the 70's. but every time i go over the numbers, i see no significant reason to go smaller than my already tack drivin' ruger in .243win.

so, why not just load down yer .243win? a reduced light load of h4895 and a 58gr v-max (or similar boolit) will significantly tame down an already mild recoil and allow really good accuracy out to 200 yards or more.
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