204 Ruger recipe

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 340Shooter, May 3, 2010.

  1. 340Shooter

    340Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Just starting to load for my M700 VSSF II and looking for some load suggestions. What would a good powder be to try first? I have heard that RL10x and H4895 are good.
     
  2. TR220swift

    TR220swift Active Member

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    I just loaded some last night I used IMR 4064 with 27.5grs and 32 vmax bullets as always work your way up. Good Luck
     

  3. pablo

    pablo Active Member

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    Try 26 gns. of 4895 and the 40 gn. Berger. My rifle likes Bergers.
     
  4. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Sierra 32gr blitzkings with 27.5grs of benchmark powder. Puts 5 shots in one hole at 100. Work your way up though its pretty hot.
     
  5. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    27.5gr of H-4895, Nosler 40gr BT, Nosler cases, Rem Small Rifle BR primer.

    Shoots great in my Shilen Barreled (10 twist) Savage. Runs about 3750fps.
     
  6. Gunpoor

    Gunpoor Well-Known Member

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    I load 27.1 grains of H4895 behind a 40 V-max bullet in Win brass. I ran this load over a chronograph but I don't have the data, but I think it was around 3700 ft/sec and the accuracy was very good in my 28" Encore barrel.
     
  7. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    I'm shooting 27gr H4895 at 2.375"oal.
    with 39gr sierra bliztkings.

    Also check out 204ruger.com
     
  8. ilscungilli

    ilscungilli Well-Known Member

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    I use Hornady brass, Fed205M primers, 39 gr Sierra Blitzking with 24.8 gr of Reloder 10X. This is a very accurate load in my Remmy 700 SPS Varmint.

    Also, check out Home of 204Ruger.com and RugerHunting.com! and go to the forums section, there is a subsection on reloading for the .204, with lots of pet loads listed.