There has been something about the 204 that has always caught my eye, I already have a heavy long range rig, (remington 700 sps varmint, topped with vortex viper 6.5-20x44mm shooting 80 grain soft point around 3350 FPS shooting less then half " groups) so i figured why not get the 204. ruger for a light carry around rifle, and well just for fun. I went out to a gun shop near by and they had a gentlemen buy a Remington sps stainless off them for 739 before tax just cause he wanted to try the 204. He put 2 boxes through it and took 1 coyote, and 5 ground hogs, then rest was on targets. He loved it so much he returned to the shop and returned the rifle and went out to get himself a high end 204. ruger. Well anyways, i came across it and the store was selling it for 700 due to being used. We told them i wanted it and he gave us a discount and we got it for 575. I topped it off with a redfield 3-9x40mm which he also gave me a discount on and picked up some ammunition today and went to my range. took a while, but i got it down pretty good. The 40 grain vmax shot about 2 " group at 100 yards, the 45 shot about 1" group and the 32 were shooting about .75" groups. Now this is leaning off the back of my truck. i will be going out to fix it up and really sit down (weather was bad and ddin;t have much time). Just after getting it sighted in, a crow landed litterally 5 feet in front of the target and about 10 feet left of the target. squeezed off a shot with the 32 grain vmax and sent that bird in 3 different directions. i got to watch the hole thing in my scope too. I love the gun and had to share!!