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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2009, 01:02:48 PM »
these past couple of seasons I have fired less than a box of shells.

You need to get out more.  :o

You ain't a kiddin'   :'(
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2009, 03:45:47 PM »
I'll have you guys know, you cost me $800 today!!! Well not the full $800 yet but I put a CZ 527 Varmint on lay away today. 



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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2009, 03:55:16 PM »
I was looking at getting a 204 for a yote gun for me also...Maybe Christmas should come early this year  :chuckle:

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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2009, 03:57:34 PM »
I'll have you guys know, you cost me $800 today!!! Well not the full $800 yet but I put a CZ 527 Varmint on lay away today. 





I have the same gun......shoots factory 32gr. v-max great and i am still trying to work up a load for it.  seems to be very touchy.
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2009, 12:17:19 PM »
What scope you have on yours Hillbilly?  For now when I get it I think I'll just put my VX-III 4.5-14 that is on my .300 on it till I save enough for something else.

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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2009, 12:23:33 PM »
I have the same scope on mine Lowedog, with the Illuminated Reticle.  It is about perfect for a varmint scope.  Especially if you are going to shoot chucks or squirrels.
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2009, 04:20:24 PM »
Mine has the B&C reticle.  I love it on my .300 but don't really want to spend another $800 to get another so I will just use that one for awhile.  Are you shooting the CZ as well?
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2009, 09:49:01 AM »
i put a vx-II 4-12 x 40 on it.  works great for me most my shots are under 400. :bfg:
anyone have yotes run off after hitting them with the 32gr v max? 
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2009, 10:32:11 AM »
i put a vx-II 4-12 x 40 on it.  works great for me most my shots are under 400. :bfg:
anyone have yotes run off after hitting them with the 32gr v max? 

I have had quite a few run off after shooting AT them with 32gr V max.  :chuckle:

All kidding aside, I had one run off after completely knocking him to the dirt. We figured that the bullet came apart on contact with hid/shoulder blade. The rest of our clan has had one or two run after a hit (likely bad hit).But not too many.

On a side note (for 22-250 guys getting ready to pounce) I have had them run a ways after being hit with 55 gran v max from my 22-250. Its bound to happen from time to time if you dont put it in the boiler room.

All in all we have had pretty good success, no shot up pelts either. No kitties run off after 32 grains!!

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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2009, 07:09:11 PM »
I've shot the 204 ever since it's introduction.  Many of kills over 400.  40gr v-max work well out of my ultralight.  If I wasn't concerned about hides, I wouldn't leave the 250 or swift at home. ;)

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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2009, 07:29:08 PM »
  If I wasn't concerned about hides, I wouldn't leave the 250 or swift at home. ;)

 :yeah:

I like my 204 but feel the same way.   :twocents:
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2009, 01:12:22 AM »
If your 204 does not like the 40 grain bullets, try the 39 grain Sierra Blitzking. Several people have found that their rifles will shoot the 39 BK when the 40s were not shooting well. They shoot very well out of my 2 Savage 204s and are effective on sage rats and prairie dogs.   :chuckle:  I think that the Berger bullets are a better choice for coyotes as they have better penetration, especially if it hits a shoulder.
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Re: .204 ruger shooters
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2009, 06:52:50 PM »
I like the berger 40gr VLD with 23.1 gr of 4198, put through a 14'' G2 continder berrel with a 2.5-7 loupold clover leaf groups, does lose speed 3110 avg.

 

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