help with 204 reloading

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kingdad, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. kingdad

    kingdad New Member

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    HI guy's Just joined the board .have been lurking quit a bit .
    so thought i would join in.
    I live in jackson MI. I hunt and shoot with my 9 year old son ( brandon AKA ZAC) he and i have been hunting coyoate with 17 hmr.
    santa was good to us this year and brought us both 204 rugers
    So i'm going to start reloading them. was hopeing to to hit you guys up
    for some help? My GF has given me a lee press kit and dies
    Will be geting a RCBS soon. I'm not a complete Dumby have reloaded shootgun shells for 20 years or more . tried the search but did not find any 204 loading data . Help!
    Look foword to talking to you all....Mark
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  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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  3. ilscungilli

    ilscungilli Well-Known Member

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    Check out Home of 204Ruger.com and RugerHunting.com!, and look at the forums. There is a section for 204 loading, with many loads listed. I am burning Reloder-10x, around 24.8 gr (Sierra lists 25.1 as max), with a 39gr Sierra Blitzking, Federal 205M primers, Hornady brass. I neck size, and have an COL of 2.26". This is a consistent .1-.2 load with velocity around 3800 fps. Its hard to beat the BC of the 39gr Blitzking.
     
  4. kingdad

    kingdad New Member

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    Thanks guys that was just what i was looking for.
    Magman I ran search but didn't come with all that info thanks again
    Visigoth, I will check the links from home. i'm at work now and they have them blocked
     
  5. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Kingdad if you do an advanced search by "title" only and put whatever you're looking for in "quotes" you should find what you need.
     
  6. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    On bullet choice .. My buddy and I both have 204s and he shoots 32gr@4075fps and I shoot the 40gr@3850 fps both Hornady Factory Ammo.. @ 400 yards his drop is 12 inches lower even though he is 300fps faster...