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Old 09-26-2007, 11:02 AM
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Default Ruger .204 owners/users Predator hunting

I'm looking for hard evidence from anyone who owns this caliber rifle and uses it to hunt with.

Looking specifically for predator info - bullets weights and kills (coyote-bobcat-etc.) you may have had.

Greatly appreciate your time and conversation

Ruger .204 bull barrel heavy stock - bipods
Hornady 40gr V-MAX bullets
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:46 AM
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Irish, I have 0 kills with a .204. My custom ordered AR should arrive next week. With that said, I've Emailed several guys that have used the .204 for the past couple of years, one guy shot over 100 coyotes just last year with his, and it has been shown that for the guy that reloads that the 35 gr. berger bullet is very effective on coyotes, and is easy on the pelts. I'm going to try laods with the 40 gr. berger and the 35 gr. berger and which ever I find to be the most accurate will be what I use this winter.
I've got a savage .204 that I have dedicated for prairie dogs and I'm using the 39 gr. Blitz Kings and have a great accurate load found that works wonders over a prairie dog town. BUT I've not shot any coyotes with it and don't plan to.
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:41 PM
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I have 4 kills in the past 2.5 months with mine! I love this gun!
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Old 09-26-2007, 01:43 PM
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Ooops, its a Savage Model 11 .204 Ruger and I shoot the Hornady 40gr V-Max!
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:49 PM
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bowhuntingfool, how much was your rifle?
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:00 PM
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bowhuntingfool, how much was your rifle?
I got a smoking deal on the rifle! I was looking for a .223 for just predator hunting! Found this gun in a .204 with no scope in the clearance gun rack at Gander. Did my research on the .204 good reviews from everyone that owned one or shot one, the only ones that bad mouthed the round were the ones that never shot a .204! Go figure! Came back the next day and bought it for $299.99...... The guy at Gander was bummed because he didn't see it on the shelf or he said he would of bought it! The gun goes for around $450.00. I love the gun and so does my son! I really like the Accutrigger on the Savage and accurate as all hell!
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