happen to live on locust st. mr majestic?
savage builds both the 223 and 22/250 with 9 twist.
i took both on a p.d. hunt last year. i had about 500 rounds of 223/40gr. v max.
had about 300 rounds for my 22/250 ai. (had it rechambered) loaded w/69gr smks.
all i can say is b.c. my ass. the wind had those 40s all over the place.
great to about 200 yds.
after about 2 hours the first day i determined the 223 w/ 40s innafective on long shots. out came the 22/250 ai and that performed well to about 500 yds.
after that get a 6mm or bigger.
next trip will have 50s in the 223 and 69s in the 22/250ai.
the 3rd gun will be a 6/284 for over 500 yds.
as for the 204, it cant do anything a 223 wont do better.