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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 ???

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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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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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Re: .204 Ruger or .223 Remington ???

Odd question, but I have a browning in 223 with a bull barrel that's very accurate with lighter 223 loads but i have a few 223's and I was wondering about having it reamed for another caliber, 22-250. Any thoughts, worth the trouble/? If I burn the barrel out, that's okay, I like the gun and will rebarrel it. I like multiple calibers in the safe.
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Odd question, but I have a browning in 223 with a bull barrel that's very accurate with lighter 223 loads but i have a few 223's and I was wondering about having it reamed for another caliber, 22-250. Any thoughts, worth the trouble/? If I burn the barrel out, that's okay, I like the gun and will rebarrel it. I like multiple calibers in the safe.
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Re: .204 Ruger or .223 Remington ???

Sounds like this is a small job, easy way to play with a 22-250. Looks like a done deal.
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Sounds like this is a small job, easy way to play with a 22-250. Looks like a done deal.
It's a good high speed do all caliber just remember you are going to need to open up the bolt face to accept the 22-250 brass. If it's a savage rifle, just change the bolt head.
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Re: .204 Ruger or .223 Remington ???

204 imo is a way better cartridge than 223 especially for varmints there is no comparison. I have b o th and have shot them both at 400 yards and the 223 drops a lot more. The 204 shoots like a laser ad I've shot mine for years and have not had to change th barrel.
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