Help with a .204 Ruger

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Coyotekillerat7, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Coyotekillerat7

    Coyotekillerat7 Member

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    I bought a .204 ruger the other day after nearly "vaporizing" a bobcat with my custom .243 in Jan. I have almost no experience with this cal but I was hoping for some input. I want a load that I can shoot a cat or fox in the chest, and not ruin the pelt. I'm not sure if I'm dreaming or not?? haha The .243 with 70gr NBTs at 3750 fps pretty much leaves nothing on a fox and is really rough of cats even when I headshot them. I have some 32gr v-max's, some 34gr Hp's, some 748 and some TAC power. Thanks for your imput!! :) gun)gun)gun)
     
  2. yote doctor

    yote doctor Well-Known Member

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    If you can find them, try the 40gr BT Match Berger bullet. Father inlaw has had good success and the BC is .225 so its a win win.

    Good Luck
     

  3. sitkadeer

    sitkadeer Well-Known Member

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    Listen to yote doctor, thats good advice. The vmaxs will explode generally. I ran some Winchester hollow points that weren't too bad for opening up, but the bergers should be much better for your purposes.
     
  4. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Personally I'd love to try those Bergers but I have had fantastic luck with the seirra 39gr blitzkings. I know of 4 different 204's shooting this bullet extremely well with good results with reloader 10x. The 39gr blitzkings are cheaper then the Bergers and have an advertised bc of .287. If you can find them give them a go as well!
     
  5. sitkadeer

    sitkadeer Well-Known Member

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    Aha, the 39 blitzkings. Forgot about those.
     
  6. Coyotekillerat7

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    Thanks everyone!
    gun)gun)
     
  7. muttly64

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    I use 40 grain hpbt Nosler ballistic tip pushed at 3780fps. I have a T3 204 and it shoots pin hole at 100yards. It is perfect on foxes at any range out to 500 with minimal damage.
     
  8. Grumulkin

    Grumulkin Well-Known Member

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    My load.

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    Not much hide damage.
     
  9. Coyotekillerat7

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    I will give that one a try. I hadnt seen that bullet yet I like it!
    Is that an EABCO rifle?gun)
     
  10. Gernest2

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    Any one using 32gr nosler ballistic tips? Or are they too light for yotes?
     
  11. ogallala_1

    ogallala_1 Well-Known Member

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    I have had very good luck with hornady 45 grain sp. Most of the time they go in but dont come out.
     
  12. 10RingRascal

    10RingRascal New Member

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    What yote doctor said. These work best for me. The blitzkings were good too, but the Bergers are more accurate in my rifle.
     
  13. broper

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    I didn't have to good luck with the 39 gr. Sierra in my .204. Had a splash on a broadside shot at a badger and it got down it's hole and a friend had a splash on a coyote with it. We only use it on rockchucks and smaller varmints now. Went to the 32 gr. Nosler Varmageddon and I really like it. Shot a badger at about 200 yds,, center of chest. Big 30 lb. male, dropped instantly, DRT. Just made a small caliber entrance, no exit. My load was 30 gr. BLC(2), also shot a .169 group with that load and bullet combo.