204 ruger loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by timz, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. timz

    timz Member

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    Almost got my 204 up and running, anyone out there got some good loads they have worked up for this cartridge? Any thoughts on expected accuracy?
     

  2. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    Try Hodgdons BL-C(2). I shoot a 35gr Berger over 30.2gr in my Savage 12 LRPV and 1/2" groups at 200yards are the norm.
     

  3. 22 Mag

    22 Mag Member

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    I use H4895 and Sierria 39Gr B-Kings for my best groups in a Savage M12 in .204.
     
  4. 308warbird

    308warbird Well-Known Member

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    27 grains of H335 with Berger 35 grain bullets. Itty bitty groups (.250). Have not checked velocity. Works on Coyotes quite well.
     
  5. MU Ag Rho

    MU Ag Rho Well-Known Member

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    these have worked good for me in Rem 700 VSSF II

    All these loads are with Win brass, win small primer, and sierra 39 gr Blitz Kings and are in no paticular order.

    1. 30.3 gr BL-C(2)

    2. 28.3 gr H335

    3. 25.7 gr Benchmark

    4. 25.3 gr RL 10X

    Good luck they are a blast to shoot

    Dan
     
  6. StevenD

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    I am using 40 gn Berger's and H4895 (although, I might switch to some other powder, still looking there). I didn't want it to be too terribly fast out of the shoot (though I chronographed it at 3700 fps), since I am trying to keep the hides. But these bullets hold up fairly well downrange. I've been shooting over tops of some coyotes, thinking I would get more drop, but nailed one at 400+ the a couple of weeks ago that never moved. At close ranges inside 150 and over 100, the bullet does go on through, but doesn't blow off legs unless you hit solid bone. Have yet to try the 30 yard shot on a coyote with it yet.
     
  7. Rusty

    Rusty Active Member

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    Hey Dan,
    35.0 grs. of Goex FFg works pretty good. If you don't mind
    the smoke!
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