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Old 01-30-2009, 09:37 PM
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Re: 204 vs 17FB

As mentioned.....both are nice. I personally own a Savage 204 that I put in a Choate Ultimate Varmint stock. It does the job well.
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Re: 204 vs 17FB

Buy the .204 Ruger and you may find that your .223 will be your mid-range gun and the .204 will be the long range lol.

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Re: 204 vs 17FB

Can you see impact with the 204?
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Re: 204 vs 17FB

If you get a varmint-style gun, watching POI should not be a problem. As a matter of fact, I have a 22-250 that I can watch POI.

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Re: 204 vs 17FB

I have a real nice Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .204 and it shoots flatter and farther then my dads .223. So if you go with the .204...you might find that the .223 is your med range rifle and the .204 is your long range shooter like bowhunthard stated. So i say go with the .204 so you can extend the ranges your already shooting!
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Re: 204 vs 17FB

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Can you see impact with the 204?
You can see the impact at 75 yrds, and raccoons have no chance at 500 yrds!
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:30 AM
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Re: 204 vs 17FB

+1 For the 204 rem 700 sps. I just bought one and sold my Kimber pro varmit in 204. It was just too light to shoot well. The SPS was $500 and shoots 1/2 inch out of the box. I reload aslo but the good Federal 39 gr seirra blitz kings are only $17-19 a box. Never had a 17 but I know the 204 will buck wind better than a 22 cal.

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