Re: .204 vs .223? Also I would like to start handloading. Top. I'm not sure if I should put this in the rifle or in the handgun section. If you're shooting light bullets go 204 ruger unless you handload. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Im leaning toward the 204 because ive read it has less recoil and seemly you get to see your shot placement, and its suppose to be alot more accurate than the 223 and quiter than the 223 … If you handload the 20 practical or 20 tactical. Ive shot a Ranch Rifle in .223 a few years ago but not enough to decide if I like the caliber and have never used the .204, does one have any advantage over the other? Gasdruck! Reactions: 17VLD. Thanks. Post by Bill K » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:54 pm Me too. I like the idea of the 204 but I do not like the idea of going with overlapping rounds. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by archerben, Jan 17, 2007. Top. Cartridge Smack-Down — .204 Ruger vs. .223 Remington. Tough call, I was not a .204 ruger supporter until I purchased one a few months back, I believe the .204 has the accuracy edge once you get beyond 200 yards, it all depends what type game your after, honestly think you would be happy with either caliber,the 223 gets the nod in terms of lower cost ammo and variety. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. I love the .204 Ruger cartridge. 40 gr. It gives me at least 50 yards more range than the 223. Wind drift is about the same when using 60 grain bullets in the 223. 1; 2; 3; Next. Brass is formed from .223 Rem brass so it's dirt cheap and it works flawlessly on an AR. Thread starter K0na_stinky; Start date Sep 10, 2010; K0na_stinky. At the time of its introduction in 2004, the .204 Ruger was the second highest velocity commercially produced ammunition and the only centerfire cartridge produced commercially for bullets of .204 inch/5 mm caliber. 23 inch SS Location: Lake Forest, Ca. Perhaps it is more a challenge of calibres than rifle manufactures. The 204 Ruger was developed from the .222 Remington Magnum, which has the … Berger (and maybe others as well?) It will be used for prairie dogs to coyotes. A 40 grain bullet in a .223 is close to a ballistic match. thanks odn Ken made these comments when he first tested his .204 Ruger vs. his trusty (and very accurate) .223 Remington: “I brought along two rifles. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. archerben Member. .204 Ruger Guns: cz 527 varmint Location: iowa. Varmint-Vergleich (von oben): Die fünf im Test vertre-tenen Mehrlader-Repetiergewehre in .223 Remington von Steyr, Tikka, Ruger, Remington und Howa. It has stunning wood, and clearly escaped the factory with AAA grade Claro Walnut. I just found a good price on an upper chambered in .204 ruger minus the bolt carrier and bolt and cant remember if i heard somewhere that it uses the same as the .223 was wondering if anyone could answer this for me. I had been using .223 up until that point. Im not thinking a lung shot, but more of a neck shot. Unfortunately the .204 ruger is rumoured to have a short barrel life expectancy. I shoot only 40 grain bullets at about 3,650 fps. I used 200 of my handloads last month in South Dakota, against prairie dogs, with great success. Hope that helps . FireBallGuy Senior Member Posts: 417 Joined: Sat May 24, 2008 2:30 am.204 Ruger Guns: Remington Model 700 VSF 204 Ruger Location: Manitoba Canada. Top. Some of the 22-250, 20-223ai and 204R on coyotes. I am shooting 40 grain hornady v-max. 204 barrel life? Joined: Dec 14, 2006 Messages: 58 Location: Springville, UT. Sep 10, 2010 #1 Hey every one I'm new to shooting and I'm looking for an accurate gun for target shooting and starting to try to shoot further. .204 Ruger Guns: also now, a Savage switch bull barrel in 204R. 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