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: Pet loads for the 204 ruger


vsflongunner
05-17-2009, 03:49 PM
Anybody have any they'd mind sharing?

sparky
05-17-2009, 04:46 PM
25.1 grains of R10x, sierra 39 grain blitz kings, CCI BR-4 primers, and hornady brass. That shoots about 0.35 - 0.4 @ 200 yards out of my kimber 84m

vsflongunner
05-17-2009, 06:00 PM
25.1 grains of R10x, sierra 39 grain blitz kings, CCI BR-4 primers, and hornady brass. That shoots about 0.35 - 0.4 @ 200 yards out of my kimber 84m


Thanks pard! It seems that RL10X is the powder of choice for allot of the 204 shooters. I've asked this question on a few forums. But it seems that most preffer that powder with a BK bullet. I dont have allot of recipes but out of the 5 i've got that is the most common.

glenn asher
05-17-2009, 06:02 PM
http://www.204ruger.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=165


I'd bet money something here will do the trick, depending on which bullets your rifle likes.

vsflongunner
05-17-2009, 08:28 PM
Thank you!

Jim in Mich
05-18-2009, 08:04 AM
Thanks pard! It seems that RL10X is the powder of choice for allot of the 204 shooters. I've asked this question on a few forums. But it seems that most preffer that powder with a BK bullet. I dont have allot of recipes but out of the 5 i've got that is the most common.

RL10X is one of the best powders for a 204 but if you shoot PD's {volume shooting} it is not very temp stable, it gets frisky in a hot chamber. I use H4895 for PD shooting.

Sam in Va.
05-25-2009, 08:27 AM
Hornady Brass & 40 Grain V-max, H-4895 lit by af Federal small rifle primer shoots great outta my Browning A-bolt.

ducksoup
05-25-2009, 08:34 PM
28.2 gr. H4895 and a Berger 35 gr. HP match. Br4 primer. 3850 fps out of my CZ 527 American and groups 1/2" to 5/8" consistantly. My main coyote load. Good out to 300 yards or so.

GLShooter
06-11-2009, 12:00 AM
Some loads out of a 25 1/2 CZ 527 with WW Brass REM & 1/2 Primers. 39 Sierra BK (DANZAC COATED) No pressures in my rifle.

AA 2460
25 to 26.5 Grains Velocities 3576 to 3805
Groups
25.0 1.221 (4 in 0.944) 3576
25.5 0.886 (3 in 0.348) 3742
26.0 1.251 (4 in 0.751) 3805

AA 2015
23.5 to 25 Grains Velocities 3499 to 3794
Groups
23.5 0.596, 0.895, 0.796 3499
24.5 0.487(4 in 0.222) and 0.795 (3 in 0.197) 3694
25.0 0.666 (4 in 0.255) and 0.674 ( 4 in 0.292) 3794

Here are some 32 GRAIN BK's for you (DANZAC COATED) from the same rifle.

AA 2460
25 to 26.5 Grains Velocities 3973 to 4035
Groups
27.0 1.481 (4 in 0.085) and 0.905 ( 4 in 0.618) 3973 First group was after a heavy cleaning.
27.5 0.965 (4 in 0.714) and 0.687 4035

AA 2015
23.5 to 25 Grains Velocities 3667 to 4196
Groups
24.5 1.32 ( 4 in 0.77) 3667
25.5 0.656 (4 in 0.485) and 0.387 (4 in 0.156) 3922
26.5 0.650 (4 in 0.564) and 0.490 ( 4 in 0.338) 4196
All were nice and round

AA 2230
25 to 26 Grains Velocities 4048 to 4126
Groups
27.0 1.073 (4 in 0.443) and 1.141 (4 in 0.443) 4048 Real Horizontal
27.5 0.844 (4 in 0.448) and 1.037 (4 in 0.500) 4126 Pulled the last shot very wide.

Both bullet weights were at 2.262 OAL. 39's shot at 104 degees. 32's shot at 78 - 86 degrees.

Greg

wfjames22
06-11-2009, 01:44 PM
My Remington VLS seems to love Benchmark or 10x with 32gr Blitzkings near max loads. I havent really spent a lot of time trying anything else because the groups were too good to mess with. I did try some 40gr Vmax loads and they wouldnt shoot in my gun, at least in the combos that I have tried so far.

Sid Packard
06-11-2009, 05:51 PM
Both of my Savage LRPV's like the 39gr BK with N135, Remington 7-1/2's, and Winchester brass. I used to have an XR100, and it shot the 39gr BK great with AA2015.

Sid