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Any field results for Ruger 204?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by lomfs24, Mar 2, 2005.


  1. lomfs24

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    I have been looking at getting that Ruger 204 (have not decided on a model yet). Does anyone have any good/bad field reviews of this caliber. Barrel wear, throat errosion other problems etc...

    I am looking for actual people's shooting results not hyped press released lawyer rewritten magazine articles.
     

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  2. tjpet

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    I've owned one for awhile. Nothing spectacular, one way or another, to report. Shoots flat and hits hard - but so do a plethora of other well-established varmint rounds.

    For my money it's still going to be tough to beat an accurate .223 for a GP pest round. If you need something flatter shooting move up to a .17 Remington.
     

  3. lomfs24

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    I've got a 17 Rem. I was looking for something with the same speed but with a little heavier bullet. That's what caught my eye for the .204. I also already have a .223 and a 22-250.
     
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    If you're a reloader cobble up some .17 rounds with Berger 30grn. bullets. I've never used them on soft targets but they shoot fine on paper from a stock barrel.
     
  5. lomfs24

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    I'll give 'er a shot (No pun intended).
     
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    A college kid I met a month or three back said his was quite wicked on feral hog. Ear shots dropped 'em in tracks.
     
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    My buddy had a CZ .204 for about two weeks. Very lackluster accuracy. No groups Sub M.O.A. He traded it off for a .22 Hornet. My favorite is the .222 Rem. I have one in a 21" Contender Carbine. Very accurate and very light. My only complaint is that as light as the rifle is, it hops up when fired from a prone posistion, and you cannot watch the bullets impact the target.