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Old 08-23-2016, 11:38 PM
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really would love to get the 204 figured out everything is perfect except for the big holes they sometimes make.
Yup.....but it was designed to be a laser for blowing up prairie dogs ...not busting fox and yotes....Hornady had that SP load but stopped selling it....PD busters don't care about SP bullets....no "mist"....; )

I slowed it down a bit but that defeats the purpose...Archer has a box of "slow" 204's I made but we have yet to test them.....he's a rimfire guy now...; )

.....don't blame him a bit......
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:00 PM
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Not completely. I didn't miss last year with my 204, missed 4 times with the wsm. If those slower bullets work, the wsm will see less work.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:00 PM
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Not completely. I didn't miss last year with my 204, missed 4 times with the wsm. If those slower bullets work, the wsm will see less work.
Ughhhh......where did I put that recipe?.....lol

I am curious to see how they group...and how they do on the pelts.


I've been so busy with work and football the last couple months, especially now with first game this Sat I haven't had time to crank the press.....I still have a ton of Dog Town bullets to experiment with in the 17HH...

Heck we're even behind on hog busting....; )
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:45 PM
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really would love to get the 204 figured out everything is perfect except for the big holes they sometimes make.
Dan,

What bullet are you using that is causing the big holes?
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:50 AM
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40gr vmax Hornady factory load had worse damage with the 32gr vmax. I have heard promising things about the 35gr berger. May need to go that route.
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:22 PM
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40gr vmax Hornady factory load had worse damage with the 32gr vmax. I have heard promising things about the 35gr berger. May need to go that route.
I heard the same but it was for coyote not fox......

I have some 223 Bergers loaded but never tested...od course slower hat typical 204 lasers.

Really wish a true specific predator bullet would evolve separately from varmint/rodent bullets....
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Old 08-25-2016, 11:26 PM
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Would be nice i shot a few Fox with my 25wssm with 115 berger vlds that didn't do terrible damage.compared to the 25x45 w vmax. They make bullets for everything else a true predator bullet would be great

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Old 08-26-2016, 02:01 PM
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NAVY, I know you have that recipe still. Don't try to fool me!

Dan, we are trying the 40's mainly to help slow them down a little bit (starting with a slower bullet). I wanted to try that route because the 32's have been decent for me (better than the 35 bergers or 39 blitz). If the 40's don't work slowed down we will try something else. Hard to beat a centerfire when accuracy is a must for night hunting!
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:21 PM
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NAVY, I know you have that recipe still. Don't try to fool me!

Dan, we are trying the 40's mainly to help slow them down a little bit (starting with a slower bullet). I wanted to try that route because the 32's have been decent for me (better than the 35 bergers or 39 blitz). If the 40's don't work slowed down we will try something else. Hard to beat a centerfire when accuracy is a must for night hunting!
Of course I do my friend!.....If they group my right hand will get a work out.....ummmm, you know what I mean.....; )
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:54 PM
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Couple of the gun dealers around my parts have lots of the hornady 17 hollow points. Haven't been able to try out on fox yet (damn seasons anyhow) but have used them successfully on woodchucks. Just bullet size in holes and dime size exits if it exits at all, jelly on the inside. Sure a woodchucks a lil more rugged then a fox but I have high hopes for Oct. 22!
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