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Old 12-17-2004, 09:19 AM   #1
 
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Default Is the Ruger 204 Big enough for Whitetail

Do you guys think the 204 will take down a Deer with a sholder shot, I know it will with a neck Head or lung-Heart shot.
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:23 AM   #2
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No I don't think its big enough for deer just like I don't think the 22 calibers are suited to deer either. Why do some people insist on pushing the envelope at the expense of inhumane kills and wasted animals?
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:25 AM   #3
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The 204 is a VARMINT round, not a deer round. It would not be ethical!
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:29 AM   #4
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I know it will with a neck Head or lung-Heart shot.
First hand experience?
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:33 AM   #5
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NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You need to take a ethices class.
I agree it's a varmit round.
It may kill but not humainly .
Penatration will be next to nothing because the bullet is designed to fragment.
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I won't say it won't kill a deer. And I do belive that the .22 centerfires will do the job, but please let that one lay buried. But it will NOT work for a shoulder shot. I also don't think it would work for a head or neck shot, unless you hit the spine. As loaded factory, I belive it is only available in a V-Max bullet. It would never make it through the bone, and would certainly wound the animal. Just play it safe and not try it.
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:58 AM   #7
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No.

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.
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:00 PM   #8
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Use a 204Ruger for deer? Hell NO!!! Not with shoulder shots, head, neck lung or any other dang place. IT'S A VARMINT CARTRIDGE - VARMINTS ONLY!
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:29 PM   #10
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Do you guys think the 204 will take down a Deer with a sholder shot
No, I don't think it would take down a deer with shoulder shot. Ammo just isn't available that can penetrate to get thru the shoulder.

Dad gone, you guys are extremely jumpy today. Guy just asks would it take a deer down. Not ethical, not quickly. READ THE FREAKING QUESTION PEOPLE!!!! And all the sudden, everybody wants to be experts on something telling people what they should or shouldn't do.
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