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Location: Misouri
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204 Ruger

Fell into a 204 Ruger MXII Sporter w/ a 5.5x15 Bushnell ledgen scope for 100 bones. Anyone been tinkering with a 204 at all? Planning on shooting some dog in New Mexico with it this year. The high velocity and small bore worry me about barrel life. Thought and opinion wecolmed.

Location: Nova Scotia
Joined: 08/17/2002
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204 Ruger

Got no opinions on it but damn that was a great deal!! Thumbs up

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Location: Colorado
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204 Ruger

MXII? Hmmm... maybe a m77 mkII? Guess for $100 it doesn't matter! Thumbs up

Anyway 204 is a fun cartridge. You can get a 223 rem close to the 32gr 204 load, shooting 35 or 40 grain bullets, although the 204 has a little better B.C and is faster.

The cartridge is pretty new and I haven't heard any complaints about barrel life yet. Berger has some bullets out for 204, Barnes released some varmint grenades in 204 as well. Hornady has the V-max bullet as well. If you reload there is a fair selection of bullets available. Nosler has a 32 and 40 grain bullet as well.

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