.204 Ruger

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bustayote, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. bustayote

    bustayote Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    What loads have y'all found to be most accurate using a 40gr V-max? Up until now I've only used 32gr and haven't found anything spectacular. At this time the rifle is being bedded and trued, should have it back shortly after New Year's and was looking for a good starting point.
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    I use Win 748 over a cci 400. go by the book and work up to max. I get better than factory velocity and very good accuracy.

  3. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    I have heard that Hogdon Benchmark is an outstanding powder in this cartridge. Have also heard that the 32 gr VMAX generally shoots better than the 40 gr VMAX. Don't know if this is true or not. Have fun with your 204 when you get it back!
  4. albert

    albert Member

    Mar 29, 2004
    I have had outstanding results in mine using 10x and just about any 40 grain bullet. Sierra lists the max load as 27.2 grains for it's 39 grain blitz king.

    I feel that the reason people have trouble with 40 grain loads is the quality of the factory ammo. In cool weather i really goes wonky.

    I prefer the 40 gr. nosler bt in mine as far as results on coyotes go.