Can't speak to barrel life but my 204's have about 2,000 rounds each with no signs of erosion or loss of accuracy. Reactions: 17VLD. Cartridge Smack-Down — .204 Ruger vs. .223 Remington. Mar 23, 2011 #1 C. CHARLIEDUECE65 Well-Known Member. I really like the 204 because it is the fasted thing out there. I'm not talking sitting in a pdog town all day just shooting and not getting the barrel hot. B23. It will be used for prairie dogs to coyotes. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cracked junior, Jun 27, 2007. Top. Barrel life however is likely sub 1000 rounds, and there is some concern that the cartridge may not survive given the early barrel burning reputation. Top. Hi Im looking for advice on the .204 ruger and your experience with it against the .223. Mehrlader-Repetierbüchsen in „Varmint“-Ausführung für die Jagd auf Schädlinge und Raubzeug sind Allroundtalente, die auch für das sportliche Schießen taugen. I like the 223 because it is cheap and can do anything the 22-250 can do as long as you keep your shots shorter. I thought it would be close at this distance but results were pretty decisive. Thanks. FireBallGuy Senior Member Posts: 417 Joined: Sat May 24, 2008 2:30 am.204 Ruger Guns: Remington Model 700 VSF 204 Ruger Location: Manitoba Canada. I have been thinking about picking up a .223 recently, however, I just discovered the .204 Ruger and it's got me second guessing myself. The barrel was in their in stock inventory, a … The .204 Ruger is the second largest casing in its class behind the 5.6x50 Magnum. It gives me at least 50 yards more range than the 223. Re: 204 ruger vs 220 swift vs 22-250? A research of component availability will show much more .204 R and especially buckets of .223 brass that can be made into .20 Practical than for the peculiar and esoteric .17 Rem. Page 1 of 2 - .204 Ruger vs .223 Remington/5.56 - posted in General Firearm Discussion: Looking for a dedicated coyote rifle instead of using my deer rifle. At the time of its introduction in 2004, the .204 Ruger was the second highest velocity commercially produced ammunition and the only centerfire cartridge produced commercially for bullets of .204 inch/5 mm caliber. The 204 Ruger was developed from the .222 Remington Magnum, which has the … Don, I have done a lot of research and reading of reviews on the cz 527 in 204 and 223 and currently I have a CZ in a 17 Hornet, extremely accurate, and I don't believe that you can find a better gun with the same quality and features for that amount of money, just like their line of rimfires, it's the best value on the market today. Some of the 22-250, 20-223ai and 204R on coyotes. The trajectories are similar and consequently the effects of wind are also with the edge going to the .204. Thread starter CHARLIEDUECE65; Start date Mar 23, 2011; Help Support Long Range Hunting : Join the LRH Team or . I have and shoot the 204R, 20 SCC, 221Fb & a 17Fb, along with others. .204 Ruger Allgemeine Information Kaliber.204 Ruger: Hülsenform: Flaschenhalshülse, Randlos mit Auszieherrille: Maße Geschoss ⌀ 5,19 mm Patronenboden ⌀ 9,63 mm Hülsenlänge 46,99 mm Patronenlänge: 57,40 mm Gewichte Geschossgewicht 2,1–2,9 g (32–45 grain) Technische Daten Geschwindigkeit v 0: ca. If you handload the 20 practical or 20 tactical. Thread starter K0na_stinky; Start date Sep 10, 2010; K0na_stinky. 1 of 3 Go to page. “Fast, flat and not fat, the .204 Ruger generally leaves one nice little hole,” said native Texan and Idaho guide and outfitter Brooks Murphy, who has hunted more than his fair share of pint-sized predators like coyotes and bobcats all over the United States. The 204 is clearly my choice of caliber. 204 barrel life? thanks odn cracked junior Member. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. z.B. Go. What is the parent case for the .204? und .222 Rem.Mag. dabei wurde auch die .204 Ruger mit technischen Daten vorgestellt! .204 Ruger Guns: also now, a Savage switch bull barrel in 204R. Top. Im leaning toward the 204 because ive read it has less recoil and seemly you get to see your shot placement, and its suppose to be alot more accurate than the 223 and quiter than the 223 … Next Last. It has stunning wood, and clearly escaped the factory with AAA grade Claro Walnut. Ive shot a Ranch Rifle in .223 a few years ago but not enough to decide if I like the caliber and have never used the .204, does one have any advantage over the other? Habe mal nachgerechnet mit selbstgeladenen 2,6 gm Nosler und bin auf E0 über 1500 Joule gekommen bei max. The first caliber is the .204 Ruger. makes a 55 grain .20 caliber bullet that has a BC around .381. Hope that helps . Post by FireBallGuy » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:42 pm Have lots of … The 20VT is close to the .204 Ruger performance with all sorts of advantages. If you're shooting light bullets go 204 ruger unless you handload. übertreffen ! Sep 10, 2010 #1 Hey every one I'm new to shooting and I'm looking for an accurate gun for target shooting and starting to try to shoot further. But people are saying if you hit bone its gonna stop. (2,6gm) Geschoss E0 = 1693; E100 = 1321 Joule; Dem Bericht zufolge, soll sie die Leistungen der .222 Rem., .223 Rem. .223 vs. .204 Ruger. My .22-250 is now a safe queen, along with the .223. Joined: Dec 14, 2006 Messages: 58 Location: Springville, UT. Varmint-Vergleich (von oben): Die fünf im Test vertre-tenen Mehrlader-Repetiergewehre in .223 Remington von Steyr, Tikka, Ruger, Remington und Howa. 204 ruger vs 223. 204 Ruger vs 223 vs 22-250.? I just found a good price on an upper chambered in .204 ruger minus the bolt carrier and bolt and cant remember if i heard somewhere that it uses the same as the .223 was wondering if anyone could answer this for me. Brass is formed from .223 Rem brass so it's dirt cheap and it works flawlessly on an AR. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Mostly shoot the 20SCC & a 20-223ai on squeeks and rockchucks. Characteristics. by Norton » Sat May 17, 2014 9:00 am NukeBOMB88 wrote:The main factor for me is ammo cost , right now I'm shooting Reminton Premier Accutips that are about $1.60 a round , once I … 1200 m/s: max. My Bushmaster .223 is now my coyote rifle, and the .204's my varmint guns. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by archerben, Jan 17, 2007. The considerably smaller .204 has proven itself potent enough for coyotes, with an equally flat trajectory and similar wind drift to the .22-250. Unfortunately the .204 ruger is rumoured to have a short barrel life expectancy. Savage Model 25 Lightweight Varminter 204 Ruger Leupold VX-2 6-18x40mm Savage Model 11/111 BTH 30-06 Springfield Bushnell Elite 3-9 40mm. It is even hotter, and can get heavier bullets up to the same speed as the Ruger. I love the .204 Ruger cartridge. I had been using .223 up until that point. A 40 grain bullet in a .223 is close to a ballistic match. The first was my ‘proven’ varmint rifle, the one chambered in .223 Rem. I understand the .223 has less kick than the .243 and will give a flat shooting bullet if you use the 40-50 grainers, but the .204 Ruger will give better ballistics and less kick. I shoot only 40 grain bullets at about 3,650 fps. 1700 J … 204 Ruger or 17 Remington - posted in Guns, Loads, Optics and Gear for Varmint Hunting: Was thinking of getting either a 17 Remington or 204 Ruger but could not decide which one to go with. The .204 Ruger is a centerfire rifle cartridge developed by Hornady and Ruger. Post by RedTwo » Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:29 am has anyone tried to kill a deer with the .204? I used 200 of my handloads last month in South Dakota, against prairie dogs, with great success. .204 ruger vs. .223rem vs. .22-250rem. I like the idea of the 204 but I do not like the idea of going with overlapping rounds. Top. (This is all-new factory ammo, not commercial reloads.) The .22-250 will heat the barrel faster than the .204 so you have a slower rate of fire if you want to keep your barrel cool. The .204 Ruger was designed in 2004 by Ruger and Hornady manufacturers. I think if its speeding that fast a little yote bone ain't gonna stop it. I have two 204's and one 223 that I use regularly. Special deal of the year for .17 Rem fans - a slightly used Lilja 1-10 twist, #2, stainless, 22 inch long, chambered for .17 Rem, threaded for Ruger M77 MKII, barrel - work done by JK Cloward. Advertisement. The .204 Ruger is nipping at the heels of the venerable .22-250, challenging it as the favorite cartridge of savvy long-range varmint and predator hunters. Being that .223 brass is readily available and cheap, would it be possible to size the brass down to a .20 Tactical, and then fireform it in a .204 Ruger chamber? So far I have a Savage 93R17 BRJ .17 HMR. Perhaps it is more a challenge of calibres than rifle manufactures. I am shooting 40 grain hornady v-max. Since getting the .204 Ruger, and some other small-caliber chamberings, the "big-bores" don't get as much use. I want to learn about bullet drop and wind drift. I never owned a .204 Ruger for the same reason drover gave. The heavier bullets from a 22-250 will have more energy over usual shooting conditions. The .204 Ruger is a laser out to 500 yards in light/moderate winds (up to 15mph).When the wind is higher I break out the .22-250 but the down-side is that she bucks harder so I don't always get to see the show thru my scope like I do on every shot with the .204. The cartridge is a centerfire rifle shell casing based off the .222 Remington Magnum design with a small rifle primer. Joined Jan 23, 2009 Messages 275 Location MN. The formula I have estimates 3600 rounds for the .223 vs 1500 for the .204 Ruger. The .204 Ruger is a cartridge capable of purging a lot of song dogs from farms, or for high-speed fun at the range. Re: .224 Valkyrie. Gasdruck 4050 (CIP) Bar: Geschossenergie E 0: ca. Any one of those 20's will keep up with the 22-250 and will do it burning less powder and recoil. any input? New .204 Ruger, .300 Whisper, & .223 Rem Ammo from Black Hills. Black Hills has announced three new types of loaded ammunition for 2012. Gasdruck! Joined: Jun 6, 2006 Messages: 187 Location: nebraska. 40 gr. Wind drift is about the same when using 60 grain bullets in the 223. Re: .204 vs .223? I want to get a Thompson Center single shot pistol. 22-204 vs 222 mag vs 223 A.I. Kater Private Posts: 85 Victoria . I have found .204 Ruger to be flatter-shooting and bucks the wind better, and I'm using the Sierra 32gr BlitzKing bullet. Post by furhntr » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:32 pm I own a rem sps 204 and was wondering how many rounds you guys are getting before the throat starts to wear out. archerben Member. .204 Ruger Guns: cz 527 varmint Location: iowa. Post by Bill K » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:54 pm Me too. Tough call, I was not a .204 ruger supporter until I purchased one a few months back, I believe the .204 has the accuracy edge once you get beyond 200 yards, it all depends what type game your after, honestly think you would be happy with either caliber,the 223 gets the nod in terms of lower cost ammo and variety. 23 inch SS Location: Lake Forest, Ca. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. The 22-250 will shoot flatter than the .223 in any fair comparison so the question becomes, "What advantage would a .204 Ruger have over a 22-250 in performance?" Im not thinking a lung shot, but more of a neck shot. Ken made these comments when he first tested his .204 Ruger vs. his trusty (and very accurate) .223 Remington: “I brought along two rifles. .204 Ruger Guns: Remington 700 VTR.204 ruger on a deer? Another barrel life be dammed choice is the .223 WSSM. 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