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Old 01-06-2011, 05:09 PM
Sneakfoot Sneakfoot is offline
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I have three 22-250. Bought a.204 and haven't used the 250's since. The .204 collects coyotes and the 250's dust. IMHO the .204 can do everthing the 250,s do, with less powder,recoil and report.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:28 AM
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The 204 is hard on fox fur. I have tried the 32 & 39 Gr. and the 35 Berger and all left some big holes in fox. My next round for fox will be the 17 Fireball. I think the 204 works great on coyotes. Mark
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:02 PM
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The way I see it they are all good rounds; I mean the end state will be the same, but as for which one is better I think each has its advantages but I like the 223 better. I do not know a lot about the 204 but would like to get one someday. I have a 223 barrel for my T/C Pro Hunter and love it! It works good for almost anything small "Predators" etc...I think the bullet weight is better for distance shooting; I mean the 204 may get there faster and flatter but will it make the kill? Also I have a couple o AR"s and using the same ammo on both guns with my Pro Hunter works really good for me.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:47 PM
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If you have never used it and don't know much about it. How can you like it better?
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:30 PM
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Just ordered my 204 for my T/C Encore. Had a friend drop a fox at 327yd. 40gr. Bergers seem to be the way to go. Either way the gun both are good.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:11 PM
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If you look at Hornady's ballistic chart the 40 grain .204 is faster, flatter, carries more down range energy, and is affected less by the wind than a 55 grain .223. I have 22-250s, a .204, and an AR in .223. I always take the AR for that oops I missed moment. At that point the .223 becomes more expensive! Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang Bang!!!! The 22-250 is the king of the three in energy but they all kill em dead farther than I seem to be able to hit em any way. You also need to have you scope dialed just right to optimize the trajectory out at 300. I would probably go with .204 if in a bolt gun!
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:57 AM
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I use a 204 almost all the time on coyotes using 39sbk with my reloads. I hardly ever have an exit . Out of all the coyotes i have shot with it only one time have i had to put another round in one shooters error.
When you get down to the technical part of it shot placement is what counts.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:05 AM
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Unfortunately Ridgewalker you are incorrect about the wind, 204 is affected less than the 223. I love my 204's both of em. I don't know where you get cheaper to reload the 223 Coyote Inc.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:56 AM
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I have a Bushnell 4.5X30 6500 elite on one of my .204 Rugers. Shooting from a good solid rest such as a bipod or some such, there is the phenomena that I call the giggle factor. The .204 has such light recoil that is doesn't jump off target when fired henceforth you get to watch what happens at bullet strike. Pdogs and gophers etc will give you a real giggle.
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