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Old 11-06-2019, 11:34 AM
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Default Look at the damage from the 204!!!

Thatís right. There isnít any! Tired of hearing people complain about the 204. My load is factory Hornady 40 grain vmax

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Old 11-06-2019, 11:44 AM
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You obviously are hitting them right, Andrew. Pretty red fox. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:49 PM
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Al,

Just got lucky, that’s all. First time I pulled the trigger on the CZ since last year. It s a nice and light rifle.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:09 AM
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Andrew: My grandson, Josh, and I both shot a TC 204 with no problems at all as far as tearing up pelts. Josh was shooting a light, super fast bullet and had problems with coyotes getting up and running after knocking them down. I did his reloading after that and put the Sierra Blitz King in for him, and all problems went away. Knocked them down to stay, and still no excess damage to the fur.

My take on this is that the super fast,light bullets were busting up on impact and not doing a good job of penetrating before expanding. I am not an expert on this subject, but that is what I determined.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:44 PM
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Nice job Andrew! I had a 204 and had to get rid of it. Love to get another someday. 40 gr hornady factory ammo was what I shot as well. Great caliber

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Old 11-13-2019, 08:03 PM
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I tested the 204 on ground hogs over the summer (21). The ones I hit with the 40gr had small entrance with little to small exits. The 32gr and 35gr didn't exit but made a much larger entrance wound. I don't know how scientific my testing was but it was all I think of to get an idea of bullet performance. I like to 204 as well!!
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:54 PM
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Your description of how the 32gr and 35gr performed spells out what I thought was wrong with them on coyotes. Better penetration and then expansion is better for coyotes.
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