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.204 ruger shooters
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:42:12 PM »
Just curious what you .204ruger guys are shooting out of your guns for yotes and bobs? What bullets have you tried and like and what bullets do you dislike?Whack and stack :mgun:
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 08:01:57 PM »
hornady 32 grain v max we have shotten a couple 100 rounds works great for hide resale
Whats the farthest you have taken a yote with 32gr vmax?
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 08:55:23 PM »
hornady 32 grain v max we have shotten a couple 100 rounds works great for hide resale
Whats the farthest you have taken a yote with 32gr vmax?

I shoot the same bullet. 509er and Duck witnessed me send one rolling across the iceat close to 350 or so. Lots of wind too. Little luck involved.  ;)

Should be pretty good out to 300 if your a steady shot, have a drop chart and know your gun.

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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 09:07:41 PM »
http://www.shootingtimes.com/ballistics/ballistic-tables/

Looks like comparing the 32 grain in a .204 vs 40 grain in a 22-250 is nearly the same. Take that you 22-250 guys.  :chuckle: I like a 22-250 too, just trying to :stirthepot:

According to the charts teh 204 has better stats out to 500 yards than the 22-250. I was not fully aware of that. (less a little energy, not much).


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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 09:09:53 PM »
I shot a few at close to the 400 mark  :rolleyes:

Load Data
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Name: .20 Cal, Hornady v-max, 32 grn
Ballistic Coeff: 0.210
Bullet Weight: 32
Velocity: 4100
Target Distance: 200
Scope Height: 2.750
Temperature: 40
Altitude: 1000

Ballistic Data
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  Range  Elevation  Velocity   Energy     ETA         Drop      Max Y  10mph Wind Deflect
  0 yds   -2.75 in  4100 fps  1194 fpe  0.000 sec    0.00 in  -2.75 in    0.00 in
 25 yds   -1.84 in  3952 fps  1109 fpe  0.019 sec    0.07 in  -1.08 in    0.05 in
 50 yds   -1.06 in  3808 fps  1030 fpe  0.038 sec    0.27 in  -1.03 in    0.24 in
 75 yds   -0.44 in  3670 fps   957 fpe  0.058 sec    0.63 in  -0.94 in    0.56 in
100 yds    0.03 in  3535 fps   888 fpe  0.079 sec    1.14 in  -0.80 in    1.00 in
125 yds    0.32 in  3406 fps   824 fpe  0.100 sec    1.83 in  -0.61 in    1.57 in
150 yds    0.42 in  3280 fps   764 fpe  0.123 sec    2.71 in  -0.37 in    2.31 in
175 yds    0.32 in  3158 fps   708 fpe  0.146 sec    3.79 in  -0.06 in    3.20 in
200 yds    0.00 in  3039 fps   656 fpe  0.170 sec    5.09 in   0.31 in    4.24 in
225 yds   -0.55 in  2924 fps   607 fpe  0.196 sec    6.61 in   0.76 in    5.43 in
250 yds   -1.35 in  2811 fps   561 fpe  0.222 sec    8.40 in   1.29 in    6.82 in
275 yds   -2.44 in  2702 fps   519 fpe  0.249 sec   10.46 in   1.91 in    8.41 in
300 yds   -3.82 in  2595 fps   478 fpe  0.277 sec   12.82 in   2.64 in   10.18 in
325 yds   -5.52 in  2490 fps   441 fpe  0.307 sec   15.50 in   3.48 in   12.15 in
350 yds   -7.55 in  2388 fps   405 fpe  0.337 sec   18.51 in   4.43 in   14.31 in
375 yds   -9.99 in  2288 fps   372 fpe  0.370 sec   21.93 in   5.54 in   16.75 in
400 yds  -12.87 in  2191 fps   341 fpe  0.403 sec   25.79 in   6.80 in   19.45 in
425 yds  -16.19 in  2096 fps   312 fpe  0.438 sec   30.09 in   8.23 in   22.40 in
450 yds  -19.97 in  2003 fps   285 fpe  0.475 sec   34.85 in   9.85 in   25.58 in
475 yds  -24.29 in  1913 fps   260 fpe  0.513 sec   40.15 in  11.67 in   29.05 in
500 yds  -29.27 in  1825 fps   237 fpe  0.553 sec   46.11 in  13.75 in   32.90 in
525 yds  -34.99 in  1741 fps   215 fpe  0.595 sec   52.81 in  16.12 in   37.15 in
550 yds  -41.48 in  1660 fps   196 fpe  0.640 sec   60.28 in  18.79 in   41.76 in
575 yds  -48.73 in  1582 fps   178 fpe  0.686 sec   68.51 in  21.77 in   46.69 in
600 yds  -56.75 in  1506 fps   161 fpe  0.734 sec   77.51 in  25.09 in   51.92 in
625 yds  -65.93 in  1435 fps   146 fpe  0.785 sec   87.67 in  28.85 in   57.68 in
650 yds  -76.30 in  1368 fps   133 fpe  0.839 sec   99.02 in  33.10 in   63.92 in
675 yds  -87.93 in  1306 fps   121 fpe  0.895 sec  111.62 in  37.84 in   70.62 in
700 yds -100.82 in  1249 fps   111 fpe  0.954 sec  125.49 in  43.10 in   77.71 in
725 yds -115.26 in  1196 fps   102 fpe  1.015 sec  140.91 in  48.98 in   85.29 in
750 yds -131.32 in  1150 fps    94 fpe  1.079 sec  157.95 in  55.48 in   93.32 in
775 yds -149.14 in  1110 fps    87 fpe  1.145 sec  176.75 in  62.66 in  101.79 in
800 yds -168.77 in  1074 fps    82 fpe  1.214 sec  197.37 in  70.55 in  110.67 in

Moving Target Lead Data
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 Range       5 Mph     10 Mph     15 Mph     20 Mph     25 Mph     30 Mph     35 Mph     40 Mph     45 Mph     50 Mph     55 Mph     60 Mph
  0 yds    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft    0.00 ft
 25 yds    0.14 ft    0.27 ft    0.41 ft    0.55 ft    0.68 ft    0.82 ft    0.95 ft    1.09 ft    1.23 ft    1.36 ft    1.50 ft    1.64 ft
 50 yds    0.28 ft    0.56 ft    0.83 ft    1.11 ft    1.39 ft    1.67 ft    1.95 ft    2.23 ft    2.50 ft    2.78 ft    3.06 ft    3.34 ft
 75 yds    0.43 ft    0.85 ft    1.28 ft    1.70 ft    2.13 ft    2.55 ft    2.98 ft    3.40 ft    3.83 ft    4.26 ft    4.68 ft    5.11 ft
100 yds    0.58 ft    1.16 ft    1.73 ft    2.31 ft    2.89 ft    3.47 ft    4.05 ft    4.63 ft    5.20 ft    5.78 ft    6.36 ft    6.94 ft
125 yds    0.74 ft    1.47 ft    2.21 ft    2.95 ft    3.68 ft    4.42 ft    5.15 ft    5.89 ft    6.63 ft    7.36 ft    8.10 ft    8.84 ft
150 yds    0.90 ft    1.80 ft    2.70 ft    3.60 ft    4.51 ft    5.41 ft    6.31 ft    7.21 ft    8.11 ft    9.01 ft    9.91 ft   10.81 ft
175 yds    1.07 ft    2.14 ft    3.22 ft    4.29 ft    5.36 ft    6.43 ft    7.51 ft    8.58 ft    9.65 ft   10.72 ft   11.80 ft   12.87 ft
200 yds    1.25 ft    2.50 ft    3.75 ft    5.00 ft    6.25 ft    7.50 ft    8.75 ft   10.00 ft   11.25 ft   12.50 ft   13.75 ft   15.00 ft
225 yds    1.43 ft    2.87 ft    4.30 ft    5.73 ft    7.17 ft    8.60 ft   10.04 ft   11.47 ft   12.90 ft   14.34 ft   15.77 ft   17.20 ft
250 yds    1.63 ft    3.25 ft    4.88 ft    6.50 ft    8.13 ft    9.75 ft   11.38 ft   13.01 ft   14.63 ft   16.26 ft   17.88 ft   19.51 ft
275 yds    1.83 ft    3.65 ft    5.48 ft    7.30 ft    9.13 ft   10.96 ft   12.78 ft   14.61 ft   16.43 ft   18.26 ft   20.08 ft   21.91 ft
300 yds    2.03 ft    4.07 ft    6.10 ft    8.14 ft   10.17 ft   12.20 ft   14.24 ft   16.27 ft   18.30 ft   20.34 ft   22.37 ft   24.41 ft
325 yds    2.25 ft    4.50 ft    6.75 ft    9.00 ft   11.25 ft   13.50 ft   15.75 ft   18.00 ft   20.25 ft   22.50 ft   24.75 ft   27.00 ft
350 yds    2.47 ft    4.95 ft    7.42 ft    9.90 ft   12.37 ft   14.84 ft   17.32 ft   19.79 ft   22.27 ft   24.74 ft   27.22 ft   29.69 ft
375 yds    2.71 ft    5.42 ft    8.13 ft   10.84 ft   13.55 ft   16.26 ft   18.97 ft   21.68 ft   24.39 ft   27.10 ft   29.81 ft   32.52 ft
400 yds    2.96 ft    5.91 ft    8.87 ft   11.83 ft   14.78 ft   17.74 ft   20.70 ft   23.65 ft   26.61 ft   29.57 ft   32.52 ft   35.48 ft
425 yds    3.21 ft    6.43 ft    9.64 ft   12.86 ft   16.07 ft   19.28 ft   22.50 ft   25.71 ft   28.92 ft   32.14 ft   35.35 ft   38.57 ft
450 yds    3.48 ft    6.96 ft   10.44 ft   13.92 ft   17.40 ft   20.88 ft   24.36 ft   27.84 ft   31.32 ft   34.81 ft   38.29 ft   41.77 ft
475 yds    3.76 ft    7.52 ft   11.28 ft   15.04 ft   18.80 ft   22.56 ft   26.31 ft   30.07 ft   33.83 ft   37.59 ft   41.35 ft   45.11 ft
500 yds    4.05 ft    8.11 ft   12.16 ft   16.21 ft   20.27 ft   24.32 ft   28.38 ft   32.43 ft   36.48 ft   40.54 ft   44.59 ft   48.64 ft
525 yds    4.36 ft    8.73 ft   13.09 ft   17.46 ft   21.82 ft   26.19 ft   30.55 ft   34.92 ft   39.28 ft   43.65 ft   48.01 ft   52.38 ft
550 yds    4.69 ft    9.38 ft   14.07 ft   18.76 ft   23.46 ft   28.15 ft   32.84 ft   37.53 ft   42.22 ft   46.91 ft   51.60 ft   56.29 ft
575 yds    5.03 ft   10.06 ft   15.09 ft   20.12 ft   25.15 ft   30.19 ft   35.22 ft   40.25 ft   45.28 ft   50.31 ft   55.34 ft   60.37 ft
600 yds    5.38 ft   10.77 ft   16.15 ft   21.53 ft   26.92 ft   32.30 ft   37.68 ft   43.06 ft   48.45 ft   53.83 ft   59.21 ft   64.60 ft
625 yds    5.76 ft   11.51 ft   17.27 ft   23.03 ft   28.79 ft   34.54 ft   40.30 ft   46.06 ft   51.81 ft   57.57 ft   63.33 ft   69.09 ft
650 yds    6.15 ft   12.30 ft   18.45 ft   24.61 ft   30.76 ft   36.91 ft   43.06 ft   49.21 ft   55.36 ft   61.51 ft   67.66 ft   73.82 ft
675 yds    6.56 ft   13.13 ft   19.69 ft   26.26 ft   32.82 ft   39.39 ft   45.95 ft   52.51 ft   59.08 ft   65.64 ft   72.21 ft   78.77 ft
700 yds    6.99 ft   13.99 ft   20.98 ft   27.98 ft   34.97 ft   41.96 ft   48.96 ft   55.95 ft   62.94 ft   69.94 ft   76.93 ft   83.93 ft
725 yds    7.44 ft   14.89 ft   22.33 ft   29.78 ft   37.22 ft   44.66 ft   52.11 ft   59.55 ft   67.00 ft   74.44 ft   81.88 ft   89.33 ft
750 yds    7.91 ft   15.83 ft   23.74 ft   31.65 ft   39.56 ft   47.48 ft   55.39 ft   63.30 ft   71.21 ft   79.13 ft   87.04 ft   94.95 ft
775 yds    8.40 ft   16.80 ft   25.20 ft   33.60 ft   42.00 ft   50.40 ft   58.80 ft   67.20 ft   75.60 ft   84.00 ft   92.40 ft  100.80 ft
800 yds    8.90 ft   17.81 ft   26.71 ft   35.62 ft   44.52 ft   53.42 ft   62.33 ft   71.23 ft   80.14 ft   89.04 ft   97.94 ft  106.85 ft
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2009, 09:42:07 PM »
Still 22-250, 3950 fp, 50 grain ballistic tip, still has more energy at 500 yds. After 500 yds how hits a yote anyway(.204 or 22-250) Come on how many yote are killed at 400yds plus if so luck has a lot to do with it. Get real. :chuckle:

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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 09:43:58 AM »
I have 32 grain   204 from Hornady, Win, Fed and Rem, and the same in 40 grain 22/250, the Hornady is about very close, the Rem almost equal, the other 2 the 22/250 wins. factory published specs.???? I am talking standard loads, whats up?
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 10:05:05 AM »
I shoot 40 grain V-max out of my .204.  I had some initial problems with the 32 grain v-max on longer shots.  A few run-offs.....The 40 grainers put them down.   I have several kills over 400 yards.  Longest is 437.   I was a die-hard 22-250 guy until I bought my first .204 by accident.  I wanted a Cooper 22-250, but the gunshop had just sold their last one.  The did have a .204 and I wanted to leave with a rifle, so......I bought the .204.  Good choice!  I have since bought three more and all my buddies have switched from 22-250's and 220 swifts.

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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 10:11:31 AM »
Best thing to do is just try a few diff rounds out. I know its spendy but worth it. 509er and Duckfvr like the 40 grain V-max out of their guns. My VTR likes the 32's.  :dunno:

We have enough brass now that I think some home brews will be in order this year. We'll keep you posted on those loads.

Big10 or Bull, what recipie do you have for reload for the .204?

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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 05:03:47 PM »
Still 22-250, 3950 fp, 50 grain ballistic tip, still has more energy at 500 yds. After 500 yds how hits a yote anyway(.204 or 22-250) Come on how many yote are killed at 400yds plus if so luck has a lot to do with it. Get real. :chuckle:

Hey who let a 22-250 shooter post in this thread for .204 shooters?  :chuckle: Go out to 600 yrds and compare a 50 gr 22-50 and a .204 40 gr which is more comparable, the .204 has 5 in less drop, 200fps faster 1 lb more energy and 8 in less wind drift. Anyway a .243 has more energy than both :chuckle:

I haven't had to reload any 32 grainers yet. After a generous donation to my hunting fund I bought a bunch of Hornady factory loads that shoot very well.  :chuckle:
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2009, 06:11:53 PM »
Still 22-250, 3950 fp, 50 grain ballistic tip, still has more energy at 500 yds. After 500 yds how hits a yote anyway(.204 or 22-250) Come on how many yote are killed at 400yds plus if so luck has a lot to do with it. Get real. :chuckle:

Hey who let a 22-250 shooter post in this thread for .204 shooters?  :chuckle: Go out to 600 yrds and compare a 50 gr 22-50 and a .204 40 gr which is more comparable, the .204 has 5 in less drop, 200fps faster 1 lb more energy and 8 in less wind drift. Anyway a .243 has more energy than both :chuckle:

I haven't had to reload any 32 grainers yet. After a generous donation to my hunting fund I bought a bunch of Hornady factory loads that shoot very well.  :chuckle:

So that means, you are going to miss him closer then me at 600 yrds.  :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2009, 06:14:14 PM »
Yep, and more than once probably  :bfg:
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2009, 08:50:14 AM »
My rifle likes the 32 grain vmax too.  The 40 grain not as much.  The 35 grain bergers did great at a wide variety of ranges.  I did not like the 45 grain soft points, but I did not reload them.  I think if you pushed them near max pressures that they would perform better and open up faster.  I have a pile of brass that will get reloaded with 35 grain bergers eventually, but these past couple of seasons I have fired less than a box of shells, so the factory 32 grain is getting used up.
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2009, 12:35:27 PM »
these past couple of seasons I have fired less than a box of shells.

You need to get out more.  :o
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2009, 12:43:21 PM »
32 grain vmax is what i have used threw the ones that i have shot
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