RE: Is the Ruger 204 Big enough for Whitetail
As Pharoah2 mentioned, the 204 only comes from the factory in Rem and Hornady loads with the v-max or accu-tip, which is not appropriate for any non-varmint. Even reloaded with the heaviest Berger bullet, it would not be appropriate for deer.
"A hunter should not select a caliber and bullet that will kill when everything goes right, rather,
should choose ones that will kill when everything goes wrong."
"Recoil lasts a second, but gravity lasts forever."